Greetings from Minnesota. It was a gorgeous day, reaching toward 70 degrees (even though it did get crazy windy later). The weather here in Minnesota was even celebrating the royal wedding.
Our cows, however, do not know today was a big wedding day. 🙂 Just in case this little phrase sounds dorky to you, let me explain.
Dairy farmers (and especially people who used to be dairy farmers but aren’t any longer) like to say things such as, “the cows don’t know it’s Christmas” or “the cows don’t know it’s a holiday.”
Now, I might counter that maybe cows know it’s a special day like Christmas because we’re rushing around trying to get things finished faster than normal, but who knows.
What they mean is simply that cows need to be fed, milked, and cared for regardless of what day it is. They don’t take time off from their schedules for a holiday, and so the farm must continue on as usual.
Now I realize most of you are probably continuing on as usual, too. I will say I do know some people who have gone a bit bananas for these particular nuptials.
In any case, this wedding is big world news that even makes it here to our little corner of Minnesota. For my part, I thought Kate looked elegant and classy.
Moving along to…
I continue to test out my knee with mixed results. I seem to be having a “weird feeling” in the knee in question, but it’s nothing jabbing that I can’t run on. I will be starting out on a long run this weekend and seeing how far it takes me.
This morning’s effort was just over 4 miles (after 2 days of rest). Calvin – I think that’s what we’ve settled on – was eager to go at 5:30 as I tied my shoes and called for him to come. I really need to get him a proper leash and collar, but this blue contraption I found last week is doing the job for now.
I was trying to squat down and join in the photo, but you can see how well that worked. Also – please excuse the mess of leaves. We’re working on that. I promise the other side of our yard is clean.
Okay, be honest. Have you been looking up pictures or watching coverage of the big event? I have’t been warching, but I’m a fan of all the pictures of the nifty hats!
If you run with your dog, do you just use a regular leash and collar? Calvin seems to do fine with anything, so I’m not looking to invest in fancy gear unless it’s needed.