Sunday, June 27, 2010

Following up

Last Friday, I took my niece to the Iowa State University Dairy Barns for their June Dairy Month Celebration. We learned some neat things about dairy cows. Especially that on a nice day they don't stink very much and that lactating cows get feed that smells very sweet. So sweet that it's all you smell in their barn. Of course, the curtains were up and the fans were on. Maybe that was for all the city folk!

Below is a photo from the previous weekend when we went to a dairy farm west of town. They are all being cows in this shot. The ladies in the background were all about to calve.
Mrs. Whackadoodle next door is up to something. This line appeared along the property divide and it is capped off with...
This stick by our gate. You can't see it very well, but at the bottom there's a festive ribbon attached to the stick. And it isn't even my birthday! Aw, shucks!

I'll let you know if the meaning of the stick is ever revealed. Maybe there's been a police report filed.

5 comments:

Susan at Stony River said...

With any luck she's about to build a 12-foot garden wall. Geez, neighbors!

I wonder if the dairy cows eat sweet stuff to make the milk sweeter?

Rambling Woods said...

Maybe you Whackadoodles are related to the ones who live here and that is a term that I use often... I wonder what she is up to... I am so sorry about your Dad... These damn people hold our lives in their hands and they need to be careful....hugs.. Michelle

Rose said...

Oh, my why does someone have to be like that...sure makes one appreciate good neighbors. Heaven help you if anything happens to that stick....she probably gets made if when you cut grass some of it flies into her yard.

Carver said...

That sounds like a fun outing with your niece. I like your shots from the barns and also from the dairy farm. It will be interesting to see what Mrs. Whackadoodle is up to on the property divide.

allthingsjuice said...

Ooh - a mystery. What is it someone said: Good fences make good neighbors?