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I’m going to meet my cow, you guys!

Haven’t kept up with the ODNT Kleinpeter Dairy Chronicles? These links should get you up to speed.

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After that last post, the one about the big secret, I sent Mr. Kleinpeter the following email:
HOLY COW! I AM SO HUMBLED! (Did I just seriously say Holy Cow?) Thank you so much for the high honor. Needless to say, I’ve already put this news out on the blog. Click here to view – http://wp.me/p1LoLK-1N4. I’m excited, my readers are excited and my kids are excited. Especially my daughter. She’s dying to come meet Michele sometime in the future. You seem to have met the level of insanity we like to maintain around here just fine. Again, thanks so much for giving me the news that I will be leading with at my high school reunion tonight. I’ll bet nobody can top becoming a bovine namesake. 🙂

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Then, this week, I was chatting with my friend, Virginia, and she was asking about all of the Kleinpeter Dairy activity here at ODNT. And, like so many others who live near me, she mentioned that the story had captured her attention and that hers was now totally a Kleinpeter family. So, when I told her that Mr. K had offered my family (and any friends I wanted to bring along) a grand tour of the farm, she practically squealed.

That was Wednesday night. So, naturally, I sent the following email the very next day … as in Thursday, yesterday:

Hi, Mr. K — I’m here to appeal to your spontaneous side. I was talking to a friend yesterday who’s been following the whole Kleinpeter Dairy story and she mentioned how much she and her kids would love to visit the farm and meet ‘Michele.’ I told her you’d actually offered us a tour and that I was seriously considering a visit up there soon. Then, when she and I went back and forth with our summer plans, kids’ camp schedules, vacation itineraries, etc., we realized our best opportunity might just be (are you ready for this?) tomorrow. We could drive up in the morning and leave in early afternoon. There would be two adults and five kids in our party. Any chance this would work for you guys? Michele

And you know, he got back to me … just three minutes later …
I’m in Tennessee, but my Farm Manager is available. Want me to line it up? He’s an awesome guy.
To which I, of course, said …

Yes, please. We’d LOVE to come tomorrow. I’m so sorry we’ll miss you though. When and where do we need to be? Remember, we need to drive in from New Orleans which is a little over an hour. Thanks!

Then, him (copying me) to his right hand man & Farm Manager, Mike Price …
Mike, please give Michele directions to the farm and give her the Grand Tour Friday. Thanks.
Then, me to Mike …
Hi, Mike, I talked to my friend, Virginia, and we’d like to leave New Orleans around 10am to be there for noon tomorrow. Virginia is printing out the map tonight to ensure no mistakes along the way. (You should know I have NO internal compass whatsoever. It’s sad really.) Our party consists of five kids and two (ridiculously excited) moms. We can’t wait to see you guys. Thanks for making time for us.
That was yesterday. And yes. OF COURSE, we went today. Would YOU pass up a chance to visit a dairy farm and meet a cow named after you? Be honest. ….. Do you even have a cow named after you? (pause) I didn’t think so. … Anyway, I’m writing about all of it tonight and I’ll post it tomorrow … with lots of pictures. SO STAY TUNED!
I’m such a city girl, y’all. Just call me Eva Gabor.