Cliff wondered yesterday why I had not posted an entry. The truth is, I simply have nothing of interest to share. Bonnie-the- cow is still happily munching away at the new grass. Clyde hasn't found a way in yet, and may never find the gate. It doesn't matter: there's grass outside the electric-fence enclosure, it's just not as lush; and his mom makes sure to join the big baby and let him have his milk every couple of hours.
You know the old saying, "In springtime, a young man's fancy turns to love"?
My fancy turns to baby calves in the spring, and I'm wanting a calf so badly I'm beside myself. Of course, the ones available that I'd like to choose from are an hour from here, and we have no way of transporting a calf. Plus the fact we really have no money set aside for the purpose of buying a calf. So I'm a bit in the dumps over that.
I'm reading "Washington: A Life" from the library. It's surprisingly interesting, portraying George Washington as being just as human as the rest of us, with the same faults and foibles. It's based in large part on his correspondence. There are over a thousand pages, and at this time of year I'm not certain I'll get it finished in the two weeks I'm allotted by our library; but I can always check it out again. With e-books, there's no option to renew.
On this note, one of my readers who lives in Illinois is also a Facebook friend; she posted on her status that she needed a library card but couldn't afford the arm-and-a-leg she'd have to pay to get one. Can you believe that in some parts of the country there are people who have to pay a huge fee for a library card, based on the amount of taxes they pay? One of this lady's friends commented that it would cost over $600 for her to get a library card.
This just doesn't seem right to me, and if my circumstances were like this, I'd be blogging about it and writing congressmen. Meanwhile, I will be very thankful for my free library access.
I leave you with a few seconds of Bonnie, grazing heartily. She makes that grass look so good, it almost makes me want to try it myself.