In just over a week the first of the animals will go to the processor. Thus begins the countdown to an empty barnyard.

We’ll be left with just two cows and the layers.

We established last night that I may not care to ever see another pig again. And the meat chickens and turkeys, well let’s just say there’s not much personality there.

But the cows. Oh my heart. And they’ve hardly even been here a week.

I talked to a friend tonight that has a steer that could be ready for the butcher. She was in tears just thinking about taking him. My citykid heart went out to her. Even though the farmgirl in me knows it’s gotta happen.

But that’s a long way away. So we’ll just deal with it then.

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