Tuesday, October 11, 2005

What Came First, the Cow or the Road?


Picture this...
You are driving down the freeway, in the middle of nowhere on a roadtrip...windows down, the wind blowing your hair...clear blue skies...

THEN BAM!

The smell of cow dung...you look over to the right...you see a million cows standing around in mud and other yuck...

With all the land around for miles and miles, why the hell are cattle farms right on the edge of the road?
Poor cows...they have to smell car exhaust all day...and we have to gag and hold our noses for five mile stretches...

It pisses me off.

31 Comments:

Blogger cher said...

what pisses me off is that you have another picture there that i can't see. what do i do to see it?

yes, the poor poor cows indeed.

is it weird that i like the smell of horse shit though?

10:24 PM PDT  
Blogger LBseahag said...

hmm...its a freeway...and the other is a cow farm...

that is gnarly that you like the smell of horse shit...i once was standing behind one of those police horses and he crapped in a bag and i gagged...
that was like a rap...

10:34 PM PDT  
Blogger Phats said...

Are you kidding me?! This is a daily occurance in Indiana seahag! we get cow shit smells, pig shit smells, you name an animal we get it! and it's on all stretches of road.

10:50 PM PDT  
Blogger cher said...

we are also graced with mushroom and chicken manure. either of them would totally make you yak.

10:54 PM PDT  
Blogger LBseahag said...

sick...i will stick to LA's smog and corpses

11:06 PM PDT  
Blogger cher said...

lol!

11:16 PM PDT  
Blogger babyjewels said...

I can't even go to a town fair without gagging. This is not the freeway for me.

5:11 AM PDT  
Blogger Shannon said...

I agree Seahag.. they could have found a better place for the cows.. imagine all of the American Drivers on the road that get car sick and have to deal with that smell for 5 miles?? Ughhhh!!

6:01 AM PDT  
Blogger NarniaSucks said...

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6:27 AM PDT  
Blogger DaMasta said...

Cows are nothing. After Hurricane Katrina, I had to sit thru smells of sewage and second hand clothing while driving past the Astrodome.

6:28 AM PDT  
Blogger Design Goddess said...

We have those same smells here in OH too. Although, nowadays it's less, but only b/c of all the developments ruining the farmland. Makes me sad. :(

BTW, when I was about 3 my babysitter used to tell me that it was fresh air and that we should all take in deep breaths. Hmm....could explain a few things...

7:06 AM PDT  
Blogger Gareth said...

Ok I can see that I am going to be the odd one out in this post. But I need to express my feelings about this one:
I was brought up on farms (well it is Ireland after all!). My mum was a farmer's daughter. I loved being on farms and in the countryside (still totally do!) I love the smells that are associated with the countryside. That does NOT make me weird or strange. I am just totally used to them. The farms and cattle in the area of that freeway were there for generations before the freeway was even thought of being made. It was the people that built the road through obviously arable land that are to blame not the local farming community!
I would find it extremely difficult to live in a city as you do Seahag and as a few of our other blogging friends do too. Just in the same way that you would find it difficult to live in a small town near the countryside as I do. Farmers and farm workers have a hard enough time surviving money wise as it is, without there land being taken from them too. We just come from this from different sides of the coin. That is all. Thankyou for letting me vent. Peace.

8:03 AM PDT  
Blogger DaMasta said...

Jinxy - Gareth's thinks this is CA. Cow's Anonymous. I think his palms are sweating.

8:32 AM PDT  
Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

I personally feel that the world will be a much better place after The Bovine Revolution.

8:48 AM PDT  
Blogger Gareth said...

Damasta I don't want to start a blog war about this. Please believe that. I consider you to be a blogging friend but I need to say this to you:
That is complete and utter ignorance on your part that you said that. I would not even dream of making aspersions or assumptions on your way of life in your city or in anyone else's city. You obviously know absolutely nothing about the country way of life.
I mean, where does the food that you eat daily come from??? Farms! Where do your local takeaway places get their food??? Farms! Would ANY of us survive if farmers didn't produce food??? Absolutely not!!! Farms and farming were around longgg before concrete buildings and built up areas existed! Hell it was the first job that us humans did when we started to exist. It and hunting!
So please think about things before you actually talk about them. Thankyou.

8:59 AM PDT  
Blogger Patsy Darling said...

I'm thinking the wedding I was at this weekend with the hay smelled like those cows.

9:19 AM PDT  
Blogger DaMasta said...

Whoa boy! Simma' down now!

I never said anything derrogatory about cows or manure or smells of cows or manure.

I eat farm fresh eggs just like the next guy. Sometimes. But I can get along with synthetic food just like the next guy after that. I believe the world can survive on processed cheese and canned meat. Sure we'll die at the age of 30 from cardiac failure, but it can be done.

The truth of the matter is I never said anything about how farms shouldn't exist or anything of that sort in my comments, so I don't even know why you felt the need to attack me.

But if the world sees it fit that businesses and highways are going to make the world a more profitable, therefore a more powerful, place - well, there's nothing I can do about it. Sorry about your farm, but se la vie.

9:48 AM PDT  
Blogger mrshife said...

You need to come visit Idaho and Mr. Simplot's ginormous cow farms. He literally has millions of cows that do nothing but eat, deficate and make sweet cow love.

10:11 AM PDT  
Blogger cher said...

i grew up on acerage too, i guess that's why i don't mind the farm smells and actually like horse smells. i've been to Ireland several times and LOVE the scenery and the smells. There is just nothing like it. and the stone walls baffle me beyond words...I am a first generation Canadian. My parents were both born and raised in Belfast.

10:29 AM PDT  
Blogger Steph said...

That are the sudden smell of skunk is always horrible. It usually comes at such a great time to, when you're enjoying the ride, singing to the radio. Bastard cows!

11:02 AM PDT  
Blogger Anonymous Midwest Girl said...

Yuck, I live in a city surrounded by farms, so I know exactly what you are talking about!

12:21 PM PDT  
Blogger Anonymous Midwest Girl said...

Yuck, I live in a city surrounded by farms, so I know exactly what you are talking about!

12:21 PM PDT  
Blogger Nutz On A Roll said...

My grandparents have a dairy farm so this smell is so normal. And everytime I smell cow poo, reminds me of them... LMAO

2:13 PM PDT  
Blogger Cupcake said...

Yeah- I get that every time I have to drive through the "909" on my way to Palm Springs.

2:40 PM PDT  
Blogger Kris said...

Why hold your nose? Just roll down the window and breathe in deeply. Ah, the dung of nature . . .

4:54 PM PDT  
Blogger SuperSpyGal said...

GOT MILK ???

5:02 PM PDT  
Blogger ~The Goofy Ass Chick said...

Living in southwestern Ohio, smells like these occur on a daily basis. In fact, my cousin has a cattle farm. It is the pig farms that get me though. Now that stench is truly appalling... but they are pigs. They're supposed to be filthy animals.

Skunks... I like the smell of them. Did your parents ever sing, "Dead skunk in the middle of the road?"

5:02 PM PDT  
Blogger Design Goddess said...

Every day on my way to school and work I pass a chicken farm. I'd MUCH rather smell cow poo than this any day!

5:29 PM PDT  
Blogger LBseahag said...

Steph-Yuck. Skunks are evil little freaks just begging to be ran over...
Damasata-I love it when you stand your ground...its hot...

Design-Do chicken farms smell different than cow? Nevermind..I don't wanna know...
Cupcake-the 909 is the devil!
and everyone else-cows suck!!!

6:10 PM PDT  
Blogger Design Goddess said...

yes they do and they are AWFUL! The stentch wafts through the air for miles too. It's nasty!

7:08 PM PDT  
Blogger LBseahag said...

This is my blog, and I will not tolerate calling people ignorant in here...

Stop it or get out.

11:33 PM PDT  

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