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A Fluke! There’s No Flink!

We’ve moved from Iowa, a state with more cows than people.

All the really good ideas I ever had, came to me while I was milking a cow.  ~Grant Wood

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To Texas, the state with the largest cattle population in the nation.

Twelve or more cows are known as a “flink”, who knew? I thought once you had more than immediate family, they were a herd!

This has been a challenge for bovinaphobic Heidi and Henry.

The Sanskrit word for “war” means “desire for more cows.”

After 4 months of intense desensitization therapy, both have conquered their cow fear! I expect this will be a real plus in a month or two at the next gate.

Currently, we live on the only cattle ranch in southern Texas that’s cow-less. I understand that Bill and Nancy do have some cows but they keep them hidden.

Funny to be guarding  2 cattle crossings with no cows to cross them.

Tonight is a tribute to cows we’ve met and the cows we’ve yet to know…

Moo may represent an idea, but only the cow knows. ~ Mason Cooley

A cow spends 13 hours a day lying down and up to 8 hours a day eating.

It takes around 3,000 cows to supply the 22,000 footballs, the NFL uses every season.

No two cows have exactly the same pattern of spots.

A cow is a very good animal in the field, but we turn her out of a garden.  ~Samuel Johnson

Cows give 60 lb. of milk a day.

The cow is of the bovine ilk;
One end is moo, the other, milk.
~Ogden Nash

Cows eat 100 lb. of feed a day, 20 lb. of grain, and drink a bath tub full of water a day.

As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists.  ~Joan Gussow

Dairy cows can produce 125 lbs of saliva a day.

Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures; none show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them; and, in short, I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for these quiet creatures.  ~Thomas de Quincey


4 thoughts on “A Fluke! There’s No Flink!

  1. The calves from Iowa (with green grass) are actually some we enjoyed at the Lady of the Mississippi Abbey near Dubuque, IA. We named the black one with the white face. She was Gracey, a reminder of God’s grace. Also I want to clarify that I was only scared of the bulls, not the cows… well maybe the long horns a little.

    • First I read it, then I Goggled it to make sure. Does this answer make sense to you, John? I thought it was a little off…

      What is the difference between flink and a herd of cows?
      A flink is a group of 12 or more cows. A herd represents a group of animals numbering more than 1

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