Mother is a Jokester
Yesterday’s April First is a bit of a tradition around here. Even Mother Nature likes to get in on the act. Yes, we got snow and I know some of you got crocuses and have some weird color out in your fields that looks like the paint from a John Deere tractor spilled all over the place. Not here though – Our fields are a pristine white and according to Mother she’s going to keep them that way for another month.
Strawberry Level View to Greenhouse
This is not the first time Mother has played this joke on us. Nor, I suspect is it the last time. One might, erroneously, think she has a limited repertoire in her comedy routines since she is so fond of this particular joke. One year she gave me snow for my birthday. My birthday is in late July. Not funny.
The dogs on the other hand thought this was all very humorous. But then their favorite joke is “Gotcha!” where they grab someone’s tail or leg. They have several variations on this ubiquitous Jaw-Jaw joke. I liken them to human Knock-Knock jokes.
Interestingly, not all species tell jokes. I have never seen a pig, a duck, a goose, a chicken or a sheep tell a joke. Ferrets tell jokes. Cats tell jokes. Is joking a predator thing? I think I’ve seen horses tell jokes. Dolphins do too. So do parrots. I wonder about elephants…
Outdoors: 29°F/9°F Sunny, 3″ Snow
Tiny Cottage: 65°F/62°F