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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Cows Can Predict the Weather. Really.

Ha! I KNEW it was going to snow!

“Look to the cows,” said Dad, the wise,
“And you will come to realize,
That by their actions, you can tell,
The weather patterns, fair or fell.”
And so I watched, and so I saw
That he was right, my smart ol' Pa.
And he knew what he talked about,
If you're predicting rain. Or drought.
The cows, they crowd together tight
And you know cold will be the night.
They seek the shed and shelter warm
If rain or snow will be the norm.
And stand out grazing peacefully,
If sun and warmth are meant to be.
But just today, I got a scare,
From cows around me everywhere,
For when I stepped outside my door
And glanced towards the purple moor . . .
(Oops, Alberta's where I live, you see,
And so I meant the wide prairie.)
My cows weren't where they're s'posed to be,
They sat on branches. In the trees.
So now I have to figure out,
Just what they're telling me about.

8 comments:

  1. That was so cute! I laughed right out loud! :)

    We're posting it to our new FB page and hope you'll join us there if you get a chance! :)
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    Blessings. And...thanks for such a great blog!

    Heidi
    MormonMomsWhoBlog

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  2. Would those be the cow birds my dad mentioned? Wonderful little ditty.

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  3. Great poem. Now, start building that ark. (unless there was a high wind last night)

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  4. They were telling you: we had too much snow!!! but now it's sunny and warm. lol

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  5. Loved your poem! My parents farmed land and I remember the cows well. Blessings to you for a fun post.

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  6. I remember bits of this! LOL! XD

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  7. Diane, I loved this poem! It made me smile! And did I mention I'm a sucker for cows? I've loved them since I was a child and had the chance to milk one on a school field trip. :)

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  8. As always...
    You make me smile :)

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