Poor Old Dan

Old Dan went missing last Friday. We never thought much about it over the weekend, what with all the work haying and milking and shearing the sheep. Anyway he left the house with his favorite fishing rod and a full bottle of Scotch, so we figured he would be gone for a while fishing in that deep hole over by the south 40.
Imagine our surprise when one of the kids noticed the bottom of Old Dan’s shoe in one of the bales from the south 40! He must have drunk that Scotch and fallen asleep before he ever got to the fishing hole. I sure hope he didn’t feel nothing when the baler rolled on by and sucked him up into the hay. Good hay too. A mix of alfalfa and timothy, and a real favorite with the cattle.
Well now we just don’t know for sure what to do. You see, Old Dan was a sour, crusty old curmudgeon. Sure we loved him and all, but now we can’t feed that bale to the cows or the milk might all go as sour as Old Dan would surely be after all that Scotch; can’t give it to the sheep, since they are stupid enough and don’t need an infusion of more stupid from the contaminated hay. Truth is the horses never like Old Dan anyway, so they sure won’t eat that hay. Now with the darn drought we don’t dare burn it either for fear of causing a forest fire.
Well that little girl that noticed the shoe came up with a solution all by herself. We could just plunk that bale down in the mulch pit and cover it over with the black plastic tarp. Why in no time at all we should have some fine mushrooms, maybe flavored with a touch of Scotch. Old Dan will be proud of hisself for providing for us even now. God Bless you Old Dan. We’ll surely miss you and hope you can Rest In Peace.
I wonder if I can find that old fishing rod? It was a good rod with a new reel. I hope it isn’t rolled up in that bale with Old Dan.

Poor Old Dan


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