we gave it to dan's mother for her birthday several years ago.
when we moved here, she gave it back.
she thought we'd like the cow, outside our door.
it's the dinner bell.
it's the "you've been down at the stream too long and i need to know you're still alive" bell.
it's the "you always play outside so nicely right before it's time to start school work" bell.
it's the "i hear the way you're talking to your sister, knock it off" bell.
it's the "i know you're out here hiding from chores" bell.
some day soon, i want to upgrade. but for now, this one does the trick.