Cow Tipping Debunked!
As someone who grew up on a dairy farm, I am often asked about the supposedly common rural practice of "cow tipping." For those of you who are unfamiliar, the idea is that because cows sleep standing up, if you sneak up on them at night a couple people can tip them over before they wake up. My friends, I am here to tell you that this is a complete lie! I lived in rural farm areas until my late 20's and never once have I tipped a cow nor I have ever known anyone who has tipped a cow. This is primarily because cows actually sleep lying down, not standing up. Also, according to what appear to be scientific calculations, it would take about 5 people to actually tip a cow over, if somehow you were able to sneak up on one and try.
Yes, you argue, but my friend Chris swears that he and some friends got really drunk one night while in college and actually went out cow tipping. Let me ask you, who ya gonna believe, an alcoholic frat boy or the girl that grew up around cows? Most likely, they went out to a field and harassed some cows, but none were actually tipped over. Since that would make for a lousy story, they "embellished" a little and thus the myth of cow tipping continues. Maybe they were so drunk that when Bubba tripped in the field they got confused and thought that he was actually a cow. Besides, don't you think someone would have posted video of real cow tipping on YouTube by now if this were actually possible?
Farm myths aside, here is an update on some knitting and crocheting. To build up my stash of baby gifts and use up bits and pieces of yarn, I've been working away on a couple of small projects. First yet another Seija blanket (blue item in the photo), but this one in a combination of Red Heart and Lion Brand Color Waves. Honestly, the Color Waves is pure evil, as I can barely make out my stitches in all its fuzziness. The color combo looks so pretty, however, that I'm going to force myself to finish it. I will post better photos once it's a little farther along. I am also working on a bib out of black and white scraps of sugar 'n cream. The pattern is from from Mason Dixon Knitting and it is quite fun to knit. I will likely add some black rick rack to the white part to make it more fun and hide the white from the inevitable food stains.