Today's Wonder of the World is...the Ox!
Flickr photo by gdraskoy
Goodbye 2008, the Year of the Rat! Hello 2009, the Year of the Ox!
Oxen are indeed wonders.
Since I'm no cowgirl, I looked them up on the net, just to be sure what type of cows qualify. Oxen are cattle (usually but not always male) trained to plow, haul cargo, thresh grain, or draw carts or wagons.
With the state of things today, I think the Year of the Ox is just what we need!
Flickr photo by Teyacapan
Pull hard, everybody! Heave ho!
Or maybe we should just get dressed up and go on a hayride.
Flickr photo by nana cindy42
My, somebody really dressed up those oxen. Maybe it was The Ox Tamer. Remember that beautiful poem by Walt Whitman? To read it, hop over here.
I'm not absolutely sure what Herb-Ox is
Flickr photo by bayswater97
but if it helps save money, we could all use it right now.
I bet those dancing penny pinchers are bullion cubes.
You know, dissolve the Herb Ox in water...
Flickr photo by Jornic
Herb-Ox, not musk ox! He looks a little startled.
I bet Babe could help him out, especially if his friend Paul joins in.
Flickr photo by northstarway
Remember the North American legend of Paul Bunyan, and Babe, the blue ox?
Just in case you've forgotten it, enjoy this fun video.
If you're short on time, just skip to around 7:50, where Paul meets Babe. It'll thaw your ice cold heart. Part II is here, in case you want to watch more.
Have a wonder-full Friday, y'all! And a super weekend!