In order to really appreciate the basis of the calf's name, one must feel giddy with exhaustion from having worked too hard for too long and must be lacking for any form of entertainment save what one can experience from associating with the animals. If you can put yourself in those shoes, then you can truly appreciate the origin of this cute little calf's name. Otherwise, you are correct in assuming after reading this story that Farmer Tammy is one french fry short of a Happy Meal.
Speaking of "Farmer Tammy", let me digress for a moment to say that one of the highlights of my day yesterday was to encounter one of my little share members at the garden center at Lowes. I was deeply engrossed in counting out my hard earned cash to pay for geraniums when I heard a little voice say, "Hi, Farmer Tammy!" I looked up to see a little Princess dressed in her lovely Princess dress with a friend dressed in the same manner. When I glanced up at the mother standing between the two children holding tightly to their hands walking through the busy parking lot, I realized the little darling was one of the children who benefits from the drinking raw milk from our Jersey cows through our herd share program. What a joy to see those beautiful faces and to be recognized as "Farmer Tammy" by one so young!
Oh........and speaking of geraniums, how is that something so simply can add so much beauty to such a drab setting as the area under our deck? I try to keep it simple in that area because our house being an octagon creates a "silo" affect and the air circles around the house with some strong gusts on this hill causing all the leaves, dirt, and debris to deposit under the deck and right in front of the door. A few simple geraniums in strategic locations and an old corn sheller used as a planter will be the extent of my summer flowers for that particular area. I think the seat and the rocking chair could use a fresh coat of paint and I am thinking bright red to match the geraniums, but who knows when I will ever get around to that!