This Is So My Life

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30

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Lifestyles editor Monica Orosz and photographer Bob Wojcieszak from the Charleston Daily Mail came to Sassafras Farm this morning to prepare for a feature article about me and my book that will appear in the October 9 issue of the paper. Maia joined us for a tour of the house, as you can see. I took them on a tour of the farm also, and when we stopped by Glory Bee’s field, my lovely cow made a fantastic showing of what an obedient, well-trained milk cow she is by galloping right for me when I called her name. Awesome. I felt like such an accomplished farmer!


Then.

OH YES THEN.

I didn’t realize the latch on the gate had somehow gotten loose, and when Glory Bee realized I wasn’t calling her for a milkin’ and there was no big bucket of feed involved in this event, she plowed right out the gate and ran down the road. I went chasing after her, and after some struggling and shenanigans that did nothing to make her look like a well-trained milk cow, I dragged her back to the field by her halter. The photographer was snapping away taking pics of the live farm action.

Signed,
Suzanne
Always an embarrassment to farmers everywhere

P.S. I broke two nails.

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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on September 30, 2013  

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  1. 9-30
    2:18
    pm

    Oh Suzanne! That’s too funny! :lol:

    Congrats on the feature article and your book release!

  2. 9-30
    2:24
    pm

    Just keeping it real on a Monday. :) What else could they expect?

  3. 9-30
    2:36
    pm

    :lol: OMG!! You broke two nails? I broke two ribs, laughing so hard! :lol:

  4. 9-30
    3:51
    pm

    Farmers have nails?? :lol:

  5. 9-30
    5:09
    pm

    GB was just testifying that the crazy stories you wrote about her are actually true. Too funny! :moo:

  6. 9-30
    9:48
    pm

    GB is trying to steal the show. Those antics will get mentioned, lol. Congrats on all the great things that are happening with your book!!! :happyflower:

  7. 9-30
    9:57
    pm

    You have nails? I go out to fill the bird feeder and invariably break a nail, so I have learned to keep mine short. :chicken:

  8. 9-30
    9:58
    pm

    Can’t wait for the article.

  9. 9-30
    11:34
    pm

    HAAAAA!!! And I thought only stuff like this could happen to me!! I Admire you! for being ABLE to manage a cow!! That is one amazing feat!! And have nails? That’s just not fair. LOL :) you did fine…
    Dana Mama

  10. 10-1
    3:01
    am

    Oh, that’s rich! Reminds me of the time that a friend asked me to teach her to bake bread, since she’d been told I was this awesome baker. Of COURSE, that was the day all the loaves fell flat and were as dense as bricks!

  11. 10-1
    6:32
    am

    Haha! I shall fix those nails, I am a licensed professional! Nail tech to the rising star….you! ;)

  12. 10-1
    8:56
    am

    Sorry, but that is some funny stuff there! LOL

  13. 10-1
    10:16
    am

    LOL! The livestock (children, pets, vehicles, etc.) can always be counted on to bring us down a peg or two! :moo:

  14. 10-1
    10:39
    am

    :shimmy: LOL……. Memo to self…. Diva and farmer ……. Does not work….. Love this story Suzanne!
    Congrats on everything- you deserve all good things….. Even chasing your cow down a country road is just more endearing !!?!!!!
    :)
    Rain

  15. 10-1
    11:37
    am

    That sounds like the first chapter of your next book!

  16. 10-1
    1:52
    pm

    This was TOO funny! I’m eating lunch so I choke-laughed! Thanks!

  17. 10-2
    9:26
    am

    My first thought was ‘you have nails?’ I haven’t had nails for many, many years. My second thought was I’m surprised the visitors didn’t step in a cow pie while busy taking photos.
    Congrats on the book and the interview.

  18. 10-9
    8:12
    am

    Congratulations on the featured article. I was laughing so hard about Glory Bee, I could just see it in my mind. Oh well kids and cows, they never do what you want them to when you want it.
    And how do you have nails? LOL!

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