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One of the benefits of having an address in the sticks is the sticks.

After spending the evening hitting a round of golf (or in this case Fattie playing well and me gouging ginormous divots out of the earth while he patiently and ever so kindly waited for my three – four strokes to his every one) I walked over and cut two gigantic armfuls of budding branches to use as arrangements.

Living in the city you’ll need to get off your wallet for fresh cut twigs like this – over 3-4 feet in length with gorgeous green buds starting to poke their heads out. It feels so much better when you can pick as many as you want, whenever you like and they’re free.

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I noticed this joker on my way to the grocery store today.

He was hanging out with some of his friends and I thought it was some sort of bison – yeah, I know – shows my country ignorance, huh? Later in the evening chewing on a tasty dinner at Fattie’s parents place, I mentioned I had run into these characters and my in the know father-in-law informed me about this species and their origin.

Apparently, this guy belongs to a breed of cattle known as Scottish Highland.

“Highland cattle is superior in flavor, tenderness and cooking. Highland (sometimes called Scottish Highland) is a distinct breed of cattle that are generally smaller than Angus and unique in their looks because of their long hair and horns. It is one of the oldest purebred cattle breeds in the world, extremely hardy and first developed on the cold north Atlantic coast of Scotland.”

Who knew.

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