Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Benita's Birthday

Very long day at TFL...Spent the morning cleaning up and prepping bread and dinner for the solar oven.  Grabbed a quick lunch at the GrubShack and met up with my new friends from Finland - Tuomas and Maija.  They are in Texas doing a number of different stories for Helsingin Sanomat, the largest daily newspaper in Finland.  Glad they had a chance to work me into their schedule.  They spent about 7 hours here topped off with FL solar oven bread, broccoli with rice, and cornish game hen.

The real star of the day was Benita.  Today she turned 23 years old.  I gave her a new mineral block to lick as well as extra portions of all her favorite snacks.  6 human well wishers stopped by this morning and 7 bovine buddies this afternoon.  Special thanks to all her fans that sent birthday cards to her!  She got cards from all over the nation as well as Spain, Hong Kong, Australia, France, and South Africa 74,92,40,0,B

12 comments:

Larry Prater said...

Happy 23rd Birthday, beautiful Benita, I hope you have many more.

stanis said...

Happy Birthday girl....

Ricky said...

Happy Birthday you queen of the prarie..

Mary Rose said...

Happy Birthday Benita!

K1MGY said...

Benita. Sweetie! Congratulations on your birthday.

And if you would wish to learn some Finnish language, you can begin with the name of that news daily who visited:

http://www.hs.fi/static/verkkoliite/audio/speakfinnish/helsinginsanomat.wav

Michael Peck said...

Happy 23, Bonita Benita! Chica mas fina of the Longhorn Tribe!

Rachael said...

Happy birthday Benita!

cenicola3 said...

And to you too John!

Liberty N. Justice said...

I'm so happy to see the card that we sent to Benita for her birthday!
All the way across America, from the formerly great state of Connecticut to the blistering Texas desert. I'm sure she enjoyed the regalia for her birthday.
Louie and RayRay are thrilled. Many a more Bovine Birthday wishes to you, Benita.
Liberty, Louie, and RayRay

Kathleen said...

Benita shares my Birthday!! How exciting.

Happy belated Birthday, Benita! And many more!!!!!

:)

Hannu said...

Hello John! Your story was puplished in todays' Helsingin Sanomat in Finland. Interesting! BR Hannu

mary said...

Hi John,

Read about your Field Lab in NYTimes. Happy Easter.

Mary