I see YOU!

Peeking out to catch a glimpse of Smidgey.

We are lucky to live just below a Swiss farm. 

(On downwind days, maybe not so lucky.😏) 

Daily we walk Smidgey past the farm and fields where our bovine friends reside. 

Once we happened upon the birth of a calf! 

This baby is MINUTES old!

It has been interesting to watch the interactions (if any) between dog and cows. 

The younger the calf, the more thrilling it seems to be when our wee Smidgey passes on by. 

Cows? What cows?

But for Smidgey, she literally could care less about the cows - big or small. 

(Other dogs, cats, rodents, etc. - big or small - is a WHOLE other ball of hysterical scream-barking!)

Today's poem is a counting rhyme in honor of our neighbors up the hill...

1 cow stands 

2 cows chew

3 cows low: moo, moo, moo

4 cows swish

5 cows sway

6 cows munch: hay, hay, hay

7 cows wander 

8 cows graze

9 cows watch: gaze, gaze, gaze

10 cows calm 

10 cows alert

10 cows milked: squirt, squirt, squirt

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Irene Latham said...

Dear Bridget, hello to you and Smidgey and the cows! My mom grew up on a dairy farm, so I have heard SO MANY cow stories! I will share this poem with her. :)

Janice Scully said...

I love the peacefulness of cows, how they just stand there and quietly live their lives. Sweet poem!

Elisabeth said...

Oh this is delightful Bridget! What fun. And I love your description of Smidgey's reaction to non-cow critters ("a WHOLE other ball of hysterical scream-barking!").

I always know when it's spring by the smell wafting on the breeze from the nearby farms - one of the joys of country living, for sure!

Linda B said...

I love that you have this farm close by, have many memories of a grandparents' farm & cows! Love this counting poem, Bridget & hearing about Smidgey's blasé response to those cows. Is he "in tune" with them?

Tabatha said...

Love this post, Bridget! You capture the essence of cowishness.

jama said...

Absolutely delightful!! You ALWAYS bring a smile to my face. Wonder why Smidgey is indifferent when it comes to cows. Isn't she ever moooooved by them? Udderly unbelievable.

Ruth said...

So fun!

Karen Eastlund said...

Sending many smiles your way, so mooo-ve over and give them room! Thanks for this fun poem.

Tim Kulp said...

Very fun poem Bridget! My son thought it was hilarious when I read it to him. I didn't know I needed a cow related post today but apparently, I did. Thank you for brightening my day!

Jone said...

Oh Smidgey, what a great name. And the cows are the perfect prompt.

Mary Lee said...


Linda Mitchell said...

LOL! I agree that this is brilliant! Deceptively simple, this poem. My parents had a house down hill from a dairy farm. Some days were really intense with the smell! But, the farm is an award winning farm and there are a lot of happy milk producing cows there. Love all the fun words you packed into this poem. Great work!

laurasalas said...

Oh, Bridget--this is one of my favorites of your poems. I love the form/rhythm, too! Makes me want to try one in this format. LOVE! Silly Smidgey makes me smile, too.

Heidi Mordhorst said...

Oooh, I just love this, Bridget. Cows--they're remarkable. Perfect for counting. Cows!

Carol Varsalona said...

Bridget, what a delightful poem.It is just right for my toddler grandchildren.

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