IF and BUT game

But we don't have a cow, if we had a cow we would have cream, but we have sheep
If I had my Jerseys I would have nice thick cream, but I sold them.
If I could work that sentence out I could surely understand Wittgenstein

in German.
"Philosophy is not a theory but an activity"

I quoted him because this one is within the rules.
If...but...oh I give up. It's fruitless to argue with a philosopher

Especially when they are dead.