Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
While in the Burlington, VT area I kept on seeing these signs for Creemees. Expecting to find some local treat,I checked out what a creemee was and was disappointed to find out it was just soft server ice cream; not even some fancy flavors, just vanilla and chocolate. Oh well, at least I know what a creemee is.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
The Elk on the Trail Monument
Florida, MA - Mohawk Trail(Rte. 2) - This monument was erected by the Elks to honor Elks that lost their lives in World War I.
Plaque on the stone,
In back of the Elk is this time capsule to be opened in 2023.
Attached is a link to a website explaining all about the monument, an interesting read. The Elk on the Trail
Friday, June 12, 2009
Strolling of the Heifers - Last Post
Brattleboro, VT - One last post, hopefully I covered this event well. Next year you should attend this great event.
The Andover Wheelers Unicycle Team from Andover NH.
A cow dragon.
Some Future Chefs of Vermont.
What would Strolling of the Heifers be without some vintage tractors.
The flys follow the cows to clean up the, um fertilizer. They put on quite a show.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Strolling of the Heifers - After the Parade
Brattleboro, VT - After the parade there was a fair with various booths and food.
The mobile American Flatbread Pizza oven. I had these flatbread pizza before and they are great. If I am not mistaken, this group is from Burlington, VT; that is where I had them...yum!
Around the grounds were these Waste Stations where they promote recycling and composting. These two kids were manning this station with their mother.
These three kids were in a milk chugging contest put on by Mount Snow. I was in one of these and won a pint glass...cool.
Miss Dairy Cow with a "Strolling of the Heifers for Dummy's" book.
This band was entertaining the crowd; sorry I did not get their name.
One last post tomorrow.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Strolling of the Heifers - More Stuff
Elf girl, this is the daughter of a women I was standing next to watching the parade.
The parade is not just for girls, here is a team of oxen pulling a cart.
Here is a nice white matched pair of oxen.
This is the Ben and Jerry's Flipped out Truck to promote their new product the "Flipped Out Sundae".
This is the Flipped Out Sundae; they were passing them out for free after the parade. Of course you know I jumped in that line. The sundae has fudge on the bottom, Ice Cream in the middle and what looked like brownie crumbs on the top(I don't remember all the ingredients, all I know that it was good). You flip it over on a plate and on the bottom of the cup is a perforated hole and a cardboard disk. Yo poke your finger in the hole a push the ice cream out and voila, a Flipped Out Sundae.
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Strolling of the Heifers - Part III Dancing
Brattleboro, VT - Strolling with the Heifers - Dancing with the people. In the parade there was all kind of dancing.
There was Jumping Dancing.
Dancing with the Shopping Carts.
Clog Morris Dancing
And this woman strutting her stuff.
Monday, June 08, 2009
Strolling of the Heifers 2009 - Part II
Brattleboro, VT - Some people in the Strolling of the Heifers parade.
Scarlett walking a fake cow...I was not fooled by the disguise.
This girl walking her heifer which is all decked out with a flowered necklace.
This fairy woman was busy sprinkling everyone with fairy dust.
This red nosed girl looks like she is really enjoying herself; I think she was on a float.
At the end of the parade was a wagon with this guy, I think his name is Alfred. Everyone seems to know of him; that is all I really know. I can tell you one thing, he was really eating up the attention!
More Strolling of the Heifers tomorrow.
Sunday, June 07, 2009
Strolling of the Heifers
Brattleboro, VT - Pamplona has the Running of the Bulls, Brattleboro has the Strolling of the Heifers. The Strolling of the Heifers is put on to educate the public on the importance of sustainable local agriculture and how we should preserve the local farming families. Through this event, which has been going on since 2002 money is raised to promote the importance of local agriculture and to give microloans to local farmers.
So as the say, On with the Show.
The heifers are on a stroll down the street, it looks like the one out front is no Moooood (I couldn't resist)for a stroll.
There goes Missy.
Members of the Windham COWnty Dairy Club stroll with their heifers which are sporting leis and name tags.
More of the Windham COWnty Dairy Club
Two young ones, this girl was on a float with this young heifer.
I took quite a few photos so I will post more in the next few days...not just cows.