Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Mother Moo Creamery


So, the sad news is that the cow stolen from Mother Moo's Creamery was never recovered.  But, if you look closely at this photo, you'll see that the owner, Karen, was given a similar cow.  In fact, she's been gifted with several cows in the last couple of months.  Because people like her business, and they like her.  I can see why. 

The other night, after dinner at Sierra Madre Thai, we ended up stopping by the Moo to try one of their homemade ice cream sandwiches (homemade peach ice cream + homemade snicker doodle-type cookies = To. Die. For.).  We marched up and robustly pulled on the door, not realizing that it was past closing time.  Now, I think many business owners would hide behind the ice cream freezers, just hoping you'd go away so they could go home.  But not Karen.  She kindly walked over and opened the door, and not only sold us two ice cream sandwiches, but she visited with us at length about the whole process of canning tomatoes.  Have I mentioned that I'm going to attend their Tomatoes 101 class?  Fun, huh?  I can't wait.  Since I know you can't wait to hear about it, I'll be sure to report back on all the fun I have!

Oh, and you know that "plastic cow" that was stolen?  Turns out she wasn't just any old cow from someplace like Wal-Mart.  She was a Donald Featherstone cow.  He's the guy that first came up with the mold for the world-famous pink flamingoes, and even won a fun award called the Ig Nobel Prize.  It's an American parody of the Nobel Prize and it's purpose is to "first make people laugh, and then make them think."  It's like a metaphor for a well-led life.


6 comments:

  1. It's great to see hard-working small local businesses thrive and become beloved -sounds like this one has hit that sweet spot! Love that (replacement) cow in the pic :)

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    1. That's true! The new one is a bit smaller, I think, but still very nice. I believe she said that someone searched and found it for her on e-bay.

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  2. Donald Featherstone - I live for that kind of information. She should bring out the dogs. A crime has been committed!!!

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    1. You and me both! When she mentioned it, I couldn't wait to get home and google him. A crime has definitely been committed - bring em on!

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  3. Yes we found it on e-bay and gifted it to Karen :)

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    1. Really - How nice is that? Do you mean the original cow, or the replacement one? Either way - such a perfect gift!

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