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Gary DeNeal is the editor and publisher since 1985 of Springhouse, a bi-monthly magazine focusing on the history and lore of southeastern Illinois.
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By Gary DeNeal
March 24, 2013 12:01 a.m.

One would think it a simple equation: Grazing cows + steep hills + thick fog = tumbling cows.
One would be mistaken.
In fact, after years of observing cows grazing in heavy fog on hillsides too extreme ever to be farmed except by the reckless, one can only conclude cows have an intuitive knack for planting hoof to earth in such as way so as not to cause noticeable disruption to the order of things, i.e., all of a sudden finding themselves tumbling end to end all the way to the bottom of the hill
These beasts of bovine heritage are so intent on staying alive, one would wager they have failed to notice the fog at all, or the slant of the hill, or even the guy trying to get a photograph.
In short, cows have no time to waste on simple equations, or, for that matter, on anything having to do with higher, or lower, mathematics, or, really, on anything else at all except ripping up tufts of grass and consuming them as loudly as possible.
Indications are being a cow is a full time job.
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