Monday, January 24, 2011
Watering the Ox: How Much Water Will a Yearling Steer Drink?
My online blogger friend Chuck (for whom oxen hold spiritual significance,) signs off on his weekly blog-cast Friday Night Oxen with "Have a nice weekend, in service to the Oxen."
I sometimes think of that and smile when carrying water, feeding hay, or forking manure in the wee hours of the morning --- or late at night. Keeping an ox is not entirely a practical matter. But it sure is fun! Especially when the temperature dips below zero to -35 degrees Fahrenheit, and the wind is blowing. (Tongue frozen in cheek.) Just think, I might be at the health club laboring away on a treadmill and getting nowhere --- while inhaling the smell of somebody's sweaty socks.