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Almanac Wooden Sign - Ode to a Cow

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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.com General Store exclusive
  • Measures 6" x 20" x 3/4"
  • Secure keyhole slot hanger
  • Features black letters over a cream background
  • The letters have the hand-set type look of yesteryear
  • Varnished for indoor use
  • Made in the USA from engineered wood 

 

ODE TO A COW

When life seems one too many for
you,
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
food,
And sleep in the meadows entirely
nood,
Refusing to fret or worry or
brood
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
bore,
Go and look at a cow.
Observe her gentle and placid air,
Her nonchalance and savoir faire,
Her absolute freedom from every
care,
Her imperturbable brow.

So when you’re at the end of your
wits,
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
way,
Switching her rudder as if to say:
“Bother tomorrow! Let’s live
today!

Take the advice of a cow.”

- The Old Farmer's Almanac 1936

 

Item Number: SIGNCOW
Ode to a Cow
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Customer Reviews

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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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Moo.

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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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