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The Living Without Series

This is a series of posts that I wrote back in 2006 on living with less stuff. Check them out: liv011Living #2liv031liv04

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Watering the Cows

While my neighbor, Ramone, is in the hospital I’ve been watering his cows. I think I am now officially a tiny bit of a farmer because I had to break the ice in the tanks. Not only did I have to break the ice, but I had to do it with a bent piece of pipe that I assumed was used for breaking ice purposes……..until I saw the axe setting by Ramone’s porch.

What I’m trying to make you understand is that I got up early in the morning, braved the frigid cold and watered the cows. Now, it wasn’t so cold that I had to light a fire in the barrel to thaw the hydrant like Ramone does, and to that I say, THANK YOU GOD! But, still I was beating the heck out of that ice and was yelling to the cows DON’T WORRY YOU WON’T DIE OF THIRST…..NOT ON MY WATCH….I’LL BREAK THIS ICE IF IT’S THE LAST THING I DO…..I’LL SAVE YOU ALL…..I’M A FARMER…..I’M A FARMER… I…..AM…A…Far…is that an axe over there? What the heck?

I must admit that the cows were a bit afraid to come get a drink until after I went back to my house.

Oh! I almost forgot……

I took a picture of my new haircut while I was watering the cows. I know! It’s great, right? You love it? I KNOW!!!!

And look! My new glasses! Am I annoying? Do you want to punch me in the face?
Please don’t hurt me….please. I’m a farmer and I wear glasses.

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