Life Lessons Learned From a Momma Cow

Belle Fourche Merrideth @ 9 years old.
Belle Fourche Merrideth @ 9 years old.

-Rise with the sun & greet your day.

-On occasion run & kick up your heels.

-Enjoy your meals, heartily.

-Share a patch of clover.

-Eat your greens.

-Lie in the shade & chew cud.

-Ruminate daily.

-Drink water… Lots & lots of water.

-Guard your babies…  Fiercely if necessary.

-Let them hide in your shadow if needed.

-Allow them the freedom to explore their world.

-Allow them to play with friends & family.

-Hold them close…  but let them go.

-Show them the fence but one day you just have to let them put wet nose to electric fence wire!

-Relish routine, but know that change is inevitable, then adjust.

-Grow old gracefully.

-Be happy in your aging body.

These whimsical Moos-ings from Merrideth the cow, a 9 1/2 year old Dexter,  Momma cow extraordinaire with 7 beautiful calves to her credit.

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