June 10, 2014 – I caught up with Rosemary, the dairy cow and Gertrude, the goat from Mrs. Turner’s farm. They texted me while we were watching our favorite soap opera, As the Hen Lays. After the show, Sawyer, Peaches and I took a stroll over to the farm for a long overdue visit.
We filled the girls in on our most recent adventure – the betrayal of one Dumpling Longfeather, the seductive allure of chocolate croissants, and the exquisite scenery that is Nova Scotia.
They brought us up to date on their latest undertaking – a trip to the library.
“After you told us about the endless resources available there,” Rosemary explained, “we had to see for ourselves.”
“Yah,” Trudy chimed in. “Rosie wanted to take out one of those romance novels, and I wanted to look up how to make my own aluminum cans.”
“How’d it go,” Sawyer asked tentatively.
“Girl,” Rosemary mooed, “Trudy and I were no sooner through the glass doors when the woman behind the desk screamed, ‘Sweet Mother of Pearl!’ and threw a paperback at us!”
“I ate it,” Trudy confessed.
“Then what happened,” asked Peaches.
“Then, we walked right past the flimsy woman and headed toward the section where the romance books are shelved. I picked one out, walked up to the circulation desk but she was nowhere in sight. I looked through the return slot and saw her on the floor curled up in a fetal position. I stared right at her through the opening and said, ‘I’m taking this one; I’ll have it back in a week’. She reached up with her barcode wand and started waving it at me until it beeped!”
“Yup,” Trudy laughed. “And then I came up behind her, jumped up on the desk and asked where the books on how to make your own cans were. She pointed to the elevator and squeaked, ‘second floor’. I was not getting into a mechanical box! So, I grabbed a book that was already on the counter about desserts made with goat’s milk, and followed Rosie right out the door!”
We were rolling on the floor by the time they had finished their tale. It felt good to laugh again with our friends. We gave them the souvenirs we picked up for them in Canada – red bucket hats with a white maple leaf on the front. They loved them and put them on straightaway. I think they looked smashing!
We made plans to meet up again when Rosemary finishes her book. She’s going to recount everything she read for us. Trudy’s going to make a fondue. Sawyer and I are bringing the wine. Peaches is bringing her stick. It should be a grand night indeed.