Category Archives: Cows

The farmer



Responsible for

So many lives. Most times for-

gets about his own


n.b. There are sheep and lambs and cows and chickens and baby chicks and a dog

that the farmer cares for

There are crows and pheasants and and swallows and swifts and rats and mice and sparrows and robins and a squirrel

that come to steal from the farm table

There is little time for communion with humans; for some R&R, for disconnection, for his partner

The farm is his life


Meadow Talk

On thé farm

May 13 2019


A thing of beauty and intent

Russet red flash in the verdant grass

Must have been

I wasn’t there


Flat bush of a tail, a back, a snout

Snaking low in the lush grass

So sleek, so lovely

I didn’t see it


The sheep knew and bleeted

The cows lowed unheeded

I didn’t hear it


The flock watched

The ewe saw

She butchered the lamb

Right in front of her in the field

In broad daylight, the vixen


There was protest, i’m sure

Not from me, I wasn’t there


Half the corpse was dragged, neatly sawn, back to the cubs snuggled in their den, unseen

They rejoiced, I guess

I didn’t witness this


I know because the farmer reported his findings in the early evening along with the evidence that he put in the bag for the knacker man later


I wasn’t there

I wasn’t there

But I can see it

I learned today…2

On the farm


If you create a corridor

Using bungee wires and electric fence

To guide them

Not hurt them

Cows will follow your call

Come on, come on, come on


No need to holler, whip ’em

round ‘em up, scare them

They’ll follow up to the next lush field

Along the corridor

Through the gate

Follow the dinner call

Come on, come on, come on