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Almanac Wooden Sign - Ode to a Cow

Your rating: None Average: 4.8 of 5 (11 votes)
Your Price: $24.95

This poem was originally printed in The 1936 Old Farmer's Almanac. Its inspirational advice is still relevant for today's busy lifestyles.

  • An Almanac General Store exclusive!
  • Antique finish
  • Features black letters over a cream background
  • The letters have the hand-set type look of yesteryear
  • Secure keyhole slot hanger
  • Wood: Select grade pine
  • Measures: 22" x 5.5" x 3/4"
  • Made in the USA 



When life seems one too many for
Go and look at a cow.
When the future’s black and the
outlook blue,
Go and look at a cow.
For she does nothing but eat her
And sleep in the meadows entirely
Refusing to fret or worry or
Because she doesn’t know how.

Whenever you’re feeling bothered
and sore,
Go and look at a cow.
When everything else is a fearful
Go and look at a cow.
Observe her gentle and placid air,
Her nonchalance and savoir faire,
Her absolute freedom from every
Her imperturbable brow.

So when you’re at the end of your
Go and look at a cow.
Or when your nerves are frayed
to bits,
And wrinkles furrow your brow;
She’ll merely moo in her gentle
Switching her rudder as if to say:
“Bother tomorrow! Let’s live

Take the advice of a cow.”

- The Old Farmer's Almanac 1936


Item Number: SIGNCOW
Ode to a Cow Poem - Wooden Sign
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Love it Love it Nothing like a peaceful cow friend.

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Beautiful poem !

No wonder Cow is considered sacred in Indian culture.

Its such a selfless provider. so gentle and useful to mankind.

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I've got to get one of these for my Mother, she loves cows!

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Love it!

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Someone wise wrote that.

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This is so true

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Its true , there is nothing more peaceful than looking at cows grazing in a pasture , calms you right down...No matter the breed , but milk cows are the best...ciaofornow

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For the most part cows always are my "favorite people". Thanks

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Really like the poem! Thank you.

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Looks like the cow knows the secret to living

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I see happy cows every day in Herkimer County, NY. A gentle animal for sure!

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Love the poem we should pay attention to its content.

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i love the poem thanks for sharing

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