As I sit here in the kitchen wondering what to make the kiddos for breakfast, I realized that today is Cow Appreciation Day. I began to think about all the great things you do for us on a daily basis.
|This should be the only kind of cow tipping you do today :)|
In honor of this special day for you, I wanted to give you a break. For breakfast, I will make eggs and bacon. However, it will be served with milk. My kids are sprouting up like crazy and I need their bones strong, so thank you for providing the calcium. Plus, their beverage choices are limited to milk or water. If I took the milk away, they'd be upset.
|Bernardo milking cow at state fair|
For lunch, Higgins and Bernardo love their yogurt. Again, thank you for the milk. Higgins also is going to ask for cheese, so unfortunately you won't have too much time off at lunch. However, they usually ask for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, so that is a plus for you!
For dinner...well....I hope only the dairy cows are reading this. We're having steak. Maybe burgers. Either way, you're tasty and we appreciate your sacrifice to provide us with a protein filled meal. Of course, dinner isn't going to be just meat. The fruits and vegetables have made a considerable sacrifice today as well.
|Just at quick view of our current cow contribution.|
The day will probably end with a cup of coffee and maybe some chocolate or ice cream for dessert.
Cows, we do appreciate all that you do! Have a great day.
With Many Thanks,
- Cows have 1 stomach, but it has 4 compartments to break down its food.
- Girls are called cows.
- Boys are called bulls.
- Babies are called calves.
- Cows are herbivores (they eat grass and other plants).
- Cows are red/green color blind.
- Cows eat between 80-90 pounds food in a day (grass, feed, etc.). They can drink 25-50 gallons of water! (Cows don't sweat, so they drink lots of water!)
- Cows are pregnant for 9 months.
- Cows are like snowflakes: no two cows have the same spots.
- In the front of their mouths, cows only have front bottom teeth!
BOOKS: Here are some of the cute cow books we read. I'm sure there are many more out there!
Cindy Moo by Lori Mortensen
Boo Cow by Patricia Baehr and Margo Apple
Clara the Cow Wraps Up Warm
Cows by Renee Rebman
Delicious Dairy by Crabtree Publishing
Cow Facts, www.ehow.com
Southwest Dairy Farmers
In case you forgot what the Beef, It's What's For Dinner theme song sounds like... :)