Yes… you see correctly. No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. There is indeed a cow in the backseat of the car.
When I was around 5 1/2 or 6, my dad decided that since we lived in the country, we should try having some cows. This “experiment” lasted around a year. We had 7 cows. At some point during this time, one of the cows got out of the fencing. My dad went out to search for the cow. He found it quite a distance from the house. Since he didn’t want to lose it again by going home, he just took the back seat out of the car. In older cars, you could just push down on the seat and pull them out. He left the seat by the roadside (remember from this post and this one that we lived in uncharted territory of rural Florida) so it would still be there when he returned. He put the cow in the backseat of the car and the hilarious picture above is the end result.
We fed them the big bales of hay and I remember a raised trough with a saltlick inside. I was told not to taste it, but at some point I did. Yep, it tasted like a massive mouthful of salt. Gross!! Otherwise, the cows just wandered around the fenced section eating grass.
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Oh my goodness ….WHAT a story!!! …..I love your childhood stories Amy and the pictures are fabulous:)
Thank you. When I look back, I had a pretty unconventional, exciting childhood 🙂