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.