Our cow, Leah, demanded to be petted. Justin, our daughter’s friend, learned that when he came out to fish in our pond. Leah chased him until she had him cornered. I arrived just in time to pet her and save him. I explained to him that Leah was just being friendly and wanted him to scratch her ears. “What would she do if a person doesn’t scratch her ears?” Justin asked. “When I didn’t, she shoved her head in my back and pushed until she had me pinned against the barn wall,” I replied.
Justin, a young man who was a friend with our daughter, learned that we had a pond stocked with fish. In the fall, the water is cut out of the canal that feeds the pond, so we have to catch all the fish out of it. Justin asked if he could come help with that task. I told my daughter it would be fine, but he needed to call before he came. Justin had grown up in a city and knew nothing about farm animals. He had recently moved to our area.
I had nine brothers and sisters, and there wasn’t a lot of money for new things. But living on a farm with that many siblings meant we found ways of having fun that didn’t cost a lot. One was with an old commercial chicken building on our farm that had a low ground floor and a steep roof. The snow in the winter was always high enough that it packed up to the roof. The snow also covered the roof. This created a perfect sledding slope. We didn’t have money for sleds, but that didn’t stop us.
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