Monday, June 18, 2012

Walking for Cow Pies...

We get free manure...

all the cows, including ours, around the forests and fields where we live...
drop all those preciously nutritious "feed" for our crops on the farm

all we have to do is take a walk for cow pies

down the hill, my husband carries his bucket and shovel

I must say, it's a pretty nice walk, too

birds' nests, here and there

I look at all the pretty things...
and my husband does the dirty thing of shoveling up those "pies"

the scenery is not bad

even the part surrounding those muddy discs

while the morning sun slips it's rays through the trees

I do believe our crops will get some good food

and, in spite of it's non-yummy looks...
good for us in the long run, when we go to eat our crops

yep, I'd say those cows are certainly worth their weight in gold...
or rather, manure

and, how about a last photo to "clean the palate"

He (Jesus) spake also this parable;
A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard;
and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.
Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard,
Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree,
and find none:
cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground?
And he answering said unto him,
Lord, let it alone this year also,
till I shall dig about it, and dung it:
And if it bear fruit, well:
and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.
Luke 13:6-9

this is spiritually speaking, of course
Jesus spoke this parable as a warning that,
except ye repent, ye shall likewise perish
Luke 13:5

food for the soul to those who hear

May your day, or night be blessed in God's grace and mercy.


  1. You surely live in a beautiful place! Glad the fertilizer is so attainable!

  2. During a small part of my childhood, my brother and I used to run around inside a cow pasture... and one thing we'd makde sure to do (a lots of it!) was to jump over the cow patties!!! ... Once I learned that there were was a bull inside that great big cow pasture, and that that bull would indeed CHARGE -I quit playing inside the cow pasture, haha!

    Both my daughter and I marveled at the rays of sunlight pouring through the forest top, but then we both said "Gross!" at the bucket of manure -Haha! I did, however, explain what a good thing it really is to feed the ground where we'd like to grow veggies :O)

    BLessings & Love!

  3. The scenery is beautiful - it looks like you live in a jungle with exotic animals in there. We're hoping to start raising rabbits for manure. Another one of those "wish list" items.

  4. Excellent post about cow pies! Educational, nutritious and delicious! (For the plants)

  5. Manure is the currency on our's worth its weight in gold!! Lovely pictures!
    Have a great day!

  6. Good to know there are still some who sees the value in the pies. Beautiful scenery. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

  7. I think our tomato plants could use some nutrition from some cow pies. They're not doing too well even though we were careful to buy good rich soil for our raised beds. Nice for you all that you have a free source, to nourish your plants with. Love the pic of the butterfly on Lantana. I haven't planted any of that in a few years. Your pic reminded me of one of my old favorites. TY!