Norwegian Farmer’s Son…April 9th

April 9th…“WHAT UNIQUE TREAT DID YOU ENJOY, AS A BOY, WHEN YOU LIVED ON THE FARM?”

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At least Elliott stayed away from the slimy parts!!! 😉

POEM – “Salty Joy Boy” by N. Elliott Noorlun

As a young lad, Out for one of my walks,

I happened to come upon, Yon wooden box,

Attached to the fence, Where cows mooed and jarred,

Was a big block of salt, There in our cow yard.

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Those cow tongues sure could slobber up that salt block!

For bovines, a treat, That to them was like malt,

As they slathered and drooled, To get to that salt.

Our dad knew they needed, That salt in their diet,

So if good for the cow, By gee, think I’ll try it.

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“Too much of a good thing ISN’T good”, Elliott’s mother used to say 😉

As a kid I yearned, And wanted that salt,

So when slurping cows, Made their licking to halt,

I broke off a corner, Where the salt was pristine,

And walked off to chew on, What I thought was keen!

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What’s good for the cow is good for the kid, right?  Hehehe 😉

I’d slurp and enjoy, That clean cow sodium,

As I’d walk here or there, Or stand on rock podium.

I’d eat it like candy, You say how absurd?

For me t’was the treat, Of this little farm nerd!!

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And Elliott is still “well seasoned” to this very day……with salt, that is!! 🙂

 

 

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