What makes you weak at the knees?
Everyone has a weakness. For some people, it might be shoes. For animal lovers, it's usually adopting one more pet. Me? Adding more animals to Rustic Road Farm.
You see, before we bought this 5-acre property in Elburn, about 30 miles west of Chicago, I used to dream about owning a farm. I would imagine this very bucolic image of looking out the front window and seeing farm animals grazing on the property.
So no one should be surpised that it's hard saying no when it comes to your weakness.
"You bought what?" asked my partner, Luiz.
"Two black Lincoln longhairs," I said. "I didn't know they came in black. Did you?"
A look of disbelief. "There must be something wrong with you," he said, not needing to remind me that we already have two other sheep, four goats, several pigs, loads of chickens laying eggs and more turkeys than you can count on two hands. And did I say I work full time for Big Bowl and Luiz recently started classes again?
He's not annoyed anymore - how could anyone be when these sheep are so beautiful? I'm sure that's what I'll be thinking the next time I succumb to that weakness again.