Message from Gail Sharp
I want a cow. Two cows actually, so they can be best friends.
It's a completely ridiculous notion. What would I do with two cows? Not eat them. Just have them as pets. Miniature cows. I've thought about this and researched it for years. And now in my new barn, there's one extra stall. I could do it.
Of course, the smart, logical move would be to find another horse to board. I love horses, it makes more sense, and would actually provide a little income. However, I've gone so far as to call two cattle companies and tell them, if they have a calf this spring that has lost its mom for whatever reason, I'd be interested in a "bottle calf," meaning I'd handfeed it with a bottle for a month or more. These adorable little mini's grow to be 800-ish pounds. A pretty dumb notion. And yet, hmmm…
My dear friend, Denise, (she also edits this newsletter) did something that for her was a bit crazy. Rather than buy the safe, logical, economical next vehicle, maybe a used something or other with good mileage that can roll through piles of snow, she went out (after much consideration, hemming, and hawing) and bought her dream car – a Mini Cooper. And she is delirious with joy. When I ask how it's working out, she exclaims "I love it! Next time, I'm getting one with racing stripes in a wild
Mind you, we are both past middle age (sorry, Denise) and could be more circumspect and cautious. Is there something about aging that makes us more ready for "out there" choices? I'm still not sure about the cow thing. But I've put it out to the universe and am trusting that if it's meant to be, it will happen perfectly. After all, years ago I thought getting goats was pretty wild and look at me now – totally comfortable in my "Crazy Goat Lady" status.
Here's to embracing your wild side! But, rest assured, I will keep the goats, horses, and cows far away from the serenity and beauty of TallGrass. Here on Upper Bear Creek Road, we have fox, deer, and elk to greet you!
Gail Sharp is the owner of TallGrass Spa and Salon. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org .