View of the Day: Howdy Neighbor to the Cows

A Handmaid News

One of the beauties of East Tennessee in our area is pasture land and soft rolling hills around the rivers dotted with cows, horses, donkeys and other assorted animals. While the local bovines sometimes give in to the ‘grass is always greener over the fence’ temptation to sample our wares, more often than not they simply watch us. When our sisters briefly engaged in feeding a handful of Holstein steers when they lived in Englewood, we were impressed how quickly the steers learned that habits and veils meant food. They would line up at the fence upon sighting a nun in habit. These New Market neighbors placidly keep eating with a gentle eye on the passing sisters.