well, after an escape from the yard
and being brought back to us by some
friendly city hall folks,
we know that they know we have a cow.
we know that they’ve gotten phone calls about
“hearing a cow” in the neighborhood.
and thankfully, it’s all fine!
we’ve decided that eliza should be considered micah’s 4h assistant.
she loves working with martha and talks about her own 4h project.
martha follows us around the yard.
she leans against us.
she bows her head when we scratch behind her ears.
and when she’s tired she’ll
lay. her. head. on. your. lap.
martha has clearly become a “pet.”
the question is if she can still be “food.”
oddly enough, i feel like i could.
naomi says that if anyone’s going to eat her
it should be us.
micah and jerry think we can wait
to figure it out.
here is eliza after i asked her
if she still wants to butcher martha:
it’s definitely a journey.
not a decision we need to make now.
but in conjunction with our watching
“food revolution” we’re having some
great food conversations.