Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Tribulations of Bert

A great sadness has descended on Nellybert's kitchen this morning. Not only has Bert's clarinet got broken but he sent the Fat Cow to market.

Even I felt a terrible pang as I heard the cattle trailer go down the lane. I'm even sad about the clarinet for Bert needs consolation.

We're just not cut out for cattle farming.


Mage said...

I am so sorry.

Nelly said...

Oh Mage. He's over it (until the next time). The cow made a pretty penny - which helps.

Susannah said...

Oh, I hear you. I can only raise meat birds now. They take a lot of care to be clean and happy but I do not get attached. Cattle - never! I used to have a team of oxen that I loved very much. Pigs have gotten too hard to raise for meat as well. So smart and funny.

Nelly said...

Susannah, so true! I am fond of my chickens but they have cold hearts.