A couple of days ago, as i was spinning around my neighborhood, I realized that i have more animal neighbors than humans. And i don't even live in a particularly rural area here in belgium!
Anyway, i figured i would give a shout out to some of my favorite neighbors.
The top photo is of the mama sheep and her two kids. Every morning, the mom greets me with about a zillion baaaaaaaaaaaaaaa's ever since i shared some 16-grain bread with her. The only time she didn't run directly over to me was when her "owner" was nearby. She stood in the back of the pasture until the guy walked far far away. Only then, when she could clearly tell he wasn't coming back, did she make her way over to me for her snack.
My other neighbors are young cows. They love when i visit, but i'd say i love it more. It cracks me up to watch them get excited to see me. When i call to them from the other side of their grazing field, they'll rush over - in a cow-like manner. It will take them about ten minutes to walk about 150 meters because every few meters they have to stop for a snack and eat some grass.
Earlier today i was doing a search on an excellent food movie called Eating. I didn't find it but what i DID find was a very strange site called pweeta.com. It stands for people who enjoy eating tasty animals. I took a few minutes to check it out but i still can't figure out if it's a joke. Apparently the guy who started the movement died of a triple coronary something-or-other. I figured i'd pass the site along to you so you don't think of me as a vegetable-loving freak.