Norwegian Farmer’s Son…April 30th

April 30th…“AS A CHILD, WHAT WAS ONE OF THE MYSTERIES OF ANIMAL LIFE ON YOUR FARM?”

#39=Lowell with cow (circa 1960)
Big brother, Lowell, with one of our lovely “cud chewers”.  He took this cow to the Fair.
NFS 4.30c
How did the cow do that?

POEM – “Ponder And Stare” by N. Elliott Noorlun

As a kid I’d smack, My head with a thud,

Each time a cow, Started chewing her cud.

My little boy brain, Would ponder and stare,

How could she be chewing,

With no food anywhere?

NFS 4.30a
Amazing!  Four tummies!

Standing close by, I’d hear a cow burp,

She’s then chewing slime, That resembled some “uurrp”!

NFS 4.30d
Befuddled Elliott

She seemed contented, And pleased as pie,

But her invisible food, Confused this here guy.

It wasn’t till later, I learned she had four,

Separate tummies inside her, In which she could store,

Food for the now, And food to chew later,

And further in life, I’d learn something greater.

NFS 4.30f
“Meditation” took on a whole new meaning.

It wasn’t till later, In life I equated,

A synonym here, For the word “meditated”.

That we as believers, Should “chew” on God’s Word,

Over and over, To understand what we heard.

Just one of the mysteries, Back there on our farm,

As I learned to love life, And never found harm. 😉

Cow puts salad dressing on grass.
Couldn’t resist a cow cartoon about eating grass that will eventually become her “cud”.  😉

 

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s