We went to a farm museum today, one that has Jerseys, sheep and horses, etc. As some of you know, we are currently stuck in a little 4 room apartment, unable to have any animals (besides our cat) or garden or even a yard. Doesn't look hopeful that we'll get any land or anything for a while, so the desire for homesteading, animals and farming can get pretty painful sometimes. well, just the same, we went with the kids, who had a ball. I ended up getting, well, HUGGED by 2 different cows and a horse, along with several cow-kisses from a couple of calves. I understand that they're just friendly cuz they're used to people and all, but when a cow just randomly puts her head on your shoulder... come on, why wouldn't I feel privaleged??!! It made me feel that maybe this odd, crazy farming idea of mine isn't so crazy after all. Maybe I do have something about me, some part of me that feels a kinship with animals, and maybe...just maybe...they see it. I know, I know, I'm nuts.. but thanks for listening just the same... P.S. We did buy a membership to that museum...so now I can go anytime I want!