Every Christmas the Kay Jewelers' commercials proclaim, “Every kiss begins with Kay.” The other night Joel remarked, “At our house, 'kiss' begins with cow.” Not very grammatically or phonetically correct, I suppose, and I realize some women may not appreciate it, but I was thrilled with my Christmas present this year. With investment help from our nephew, Joel surprised me with two Scottish Highland heifers for Christmas. This was a sacrifice on his part because he would have preferred Angus or Herefords or something more practical, but aren’t the Highlands just about the cutest things you ever saw? And they have lots of hair so I don’t have to worry about them getting cold.
On a more practical note, Scottish Highlands have lean meat (the hair insulates them so they don’t need as much fat), which is low in cholesterol (but I’m not going to think about the beef part of it at this point — that issue is way off in the distant future). They also have lots of butterfat in their milk. And that part I do like!