Elizabeth ,I thought seriously about buying a cow, and pasturing it in the neighbors field. I thought it should be a dairy cow , because of the high cost of a gallon of milk it's unbelievable, but after thinking this through further I realized that I would be the one to milk it every 6 hours- in the rain ,and snow, and if we raised it for the meat then our family wouldn't eat it. Especially after Grace named it "Sparky", and cared for it like an "Amish" woman. Joseph would want to play "fetch" with it,and let it sleep in the garage, and I am sure that Rose would try to ride it. Poor Maria would be stuck feeding it, like she does with ANA'S DOG that ANA left behind for us. You know Grace can't wait to join an "Amish" convent, or create her own "Catholamish" village. Much like "Silver Dollar City" only uber "Catholic", and without the fun rides.(Grace hasn't heard about "Familyland" yet,shhh) I say a week or so of cow milking ,and that whole idea would be settled once ,and for all.
Elizabeth- This cow looks like it has "Mad cow disease".