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Archive for October, 2007

Cool Cow Web Sites

Cow month is almost over, but here are some sites to help you make it through your withdrawal. Alien Cow Abductions Chick-Fil-A cow calendar Giant cow statues The Secret Life of Cows Big Udder Webcam


All month long we've been posting on the subject of cows. And everytime I thought about what to write, a classic book would pop into my mind. Hm… I wondered, why does the word "cow" make me think of this book? And, if I remembered correctly, this was the only time I had read a […]

Cow Pants

Cow Movie #3 — The Rare Breed (1966)

Is it possible for an English Hereford bull to survive a Texas winter? Will the English widow marry the Scotsman with an aversion to bathing? Or will she hold out for the cowboy who's obsessed with finding a bull? Can she ever forgive him for what he did at the rodeo? Will the Hereford produce offspring with […]

Alnaschar and the Oxen (a poem about a man who spends too much time with his cows)

by Rudyard Kipling THERE’S a pasture in a valley where the hanging woods divide,     And a Herd lies down and ruminates in peace; Where the pheasant rules the nooning, and the owl the twilight tide,     And the war-cries of our world die out and cease. Here I cast aside the burden that each weary week-day […]

The Warhol Cow

"Cow", by Andy Warhol, debuted at Castelli Gallery in New York City in 1966.  "Cow" was not originally a framed work of art, but appeared as repeating images on wall paper.  Very cool, indeed! Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburg, PA in 1928.  He graduated from the Carnegie Institute of Technology, then began pursuing his […]

Pauline Wayne — Last Cow at the White House

I found this blog post about President Taft's cow this morning and thought I'd pass it along. (It's a fairly interesting blog about Presidents, if you're into that sort of thing.)

Famous Cow — Mrs. O’Leary’s

You all know about Kate O'Leary's cow, the one who supposedly knocked over the lantern that started the fire that destroyed most of Chicago in 1871. And if you don't, you can read about it here. There's even a song and a cartoon about it. But I think I've discovered WHY the cow kicked over […]

Cow Cartoon

“George Washington’s Cows”

I found another fun kid's book with a cow theme.  "George Washington's Cows", written by David Small, is a fun, rhyming book about what went on at G. Washington's farm.  Washington's unusual cows must be wearing the finest attire before they will give milk, his sheep are very scholarly, and his pigs amiable helpers around […]