2/19/2009

Cookies by Jack, pies by Norman

A few posts ago I posted about the DOR's favorite kind of cookies...hoof cookies. We produce a lot of those at the ranch and each one is greeted with a smile.
For those of you who don't know, I live on a working cattle ranch. Cows also produce special treats. Norman, the bull who lives at the ranch produces some spectacular specimens of the cow specialty.
This is a cow pie, the DOR hates them! She thinks cow poop stinks. The worst part it the pies may look dried but they are not. They always seem to be gooey in the middle and it never fails that she steps in one when she is in a big hurry. Do you know that a well prepared cow pie just doesn't come off a pair of boots by walking around and scraping the grass. Heck no, a well prepared cow pie requires a pressure washer to completely remove it from a pair of boots. If not remove on the same day you step in it, the pie turns into a substance that will permanently adhere to anything. Remember the episode of Dirty Jobs: House of Poo?
I do need to tell you that Norman was orphaned at birth and he was bottle fed until he could eat out of a bucket. As far as bulls go he is a nice enough guy, but boy does he leave a bunch of pies every where.
I was thinking it would be fun for the DOR to open a pastry shop called "Cookies by Jack, Pies by Norman". Norman's and my faces could decorate the packaging, that would ensure great sales. She could specialize in treats with a twist: chocolate chip hoof cookies, molasses cow pies, chocolate covered raisin rabbit droppings, and the horse/human cookies that she makes in the summer just for a few ideas. She could even do specialty orders. Best of all the proceeds would go towards spoiling me! Yep, time for her to get busy baking.
I have to agree that real cow pies are nasty, however they do make for nice green grass so the DOR just needs to learn to watch where she is walking.

Enjoy your day and don't forget to hug your DOR

9 comments:

Florida Beach Basics said...

Jack - this made me remember cleaning out the barn at my Grandmother's farm. I can almost smell it! Thanks for the memories.

Regards to your DOR.

marge

Amanda said...

Cow pies are still better than dog pooey.

mommanator said...

I just adore your posts! So glad I have come over here! they make me smile & laugh- we need to smile & laugh every day!
My hubby was from Colo, I learned what cow pile chipping was when we moved htere from NJ

One Red Horse said...

Jack, the thing my mom loves about cookies is they are shaped like a healthy, iron-free hoof.

Red

The W.O.W. factor said...

Oh..and don't forget Cactus Jack, Normans 'pies' were good in the old days for heat in the home! (once dried of course)
You might be on to something there about a pastry shop! Amazing what people like to buy these days.

Grey Horse Matters said...

Love the idea and names for a pastry shop. Watch your step!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

A pastry shop? Now really Jack, whatever are you thinking of? LOL!! Especially Norman's pies, if they stick like that to everything, imagine what it would do to my insides if I ate one. :)

CastoCreations said...

At our annual fair there is my favorite cookie - Cow Pies! You can buy Bull Chips or Cow Chips and they are SO yummy. I love chocolate chip cookies. :) But these are divine!

Mountain Woman said...

Oh my gosh, they look so squishy. Yuck! I want to get cows this summer so I guess I'll have to get used to the idea of those cow pies but give me good old horse stuff any day.

 

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