Dictionary definitions and etymology illustrated from contemporary and classical literature (selected from 'A Book for Today').
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Cow Magnets: A little background: Cows eat everything. Everything. Grass, dirt, rocks, nails, bailing wire, everything. The metal, called tramp iron, can make them sick, even lower milk production, as it moves through their system of stomachs. This is called hardware disease. The solution is a cow magnet. The cow magnet lodges in an early stomach and collects the tramp iron throughout the cow's life, preventing hardware disease.
You ever seen a cow magnet? Unbelievable. Looks like a giant metal bullet.