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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Cows are Coming

This is the big weekend in Bratt, the Strolling of the Heifers. I worked on the first one, back in the Dark Ages. That was a simple sweet parade of little cows and their proud, mostly child age, handlers. Now it's a huge deal with promotions and corporate sponsors and thousands of people showing up to eat dairy products. I'll watch the highlights on our community tv station.

Speaking of dairy products, my old pal Wendy has gotten her cheese shop back up and running! Yay! She does do mail oder, and has the most incredible knowledge and selection of cheeses (local Vermont cheeses and worldwide). She's an old-fashioned cheesemonger:

And my friend Susan's book is in paperback at last!

In other news, there's a wondrous bunch of photos of the universe here:

If you click on the site button, you can feed a shelter animal here:
and you can go click that every day!

It's Bilderberg Week

Here's proof that the more things change the more they stay the same, in a musical way

How come there are so few Maryanns and Donalds these days?

I'm going to go nurse away the rest of this headcold. Please hold a thought for us that we don't get the flood they're threatening us with again, this weekend. The cows are waterproof, but they'll throw us out of here if there's any flooding at all and I'm just not up for all that again. Fingers and hooves crossed.


Anonymous said...

Not more water ....nooooooo. Everything crossable is crossed for you. (even some stuff that isn't lol)

John Gray said...

Get well soon,,
Drink a bit more alcohol.......

klahanie said...

Dear Laura,

Let's hope you don't get a predicted flood. Last thing you guys need. Please rest, be gentle and thank you for this um mooooving post!


Austan said...

Lawless- Thanks, we need it...

Austan said...

John- now that's good advice, especially since I haven't drunk any in over a month!

Austan said...

dear Gary- thank you. I will try to rest and chill out. "If the good lord's willing and the creek don't rise" all will be well.

Elephant's Child said...

Battling a head cold here too. Let's give them their marching orders. And everything crossed for water keeping to its place. NO bursting banks. NONE.

Austan said...

EC- sleep, darlin'. It's done me wonders. I slept til 1p today! (and had a great dream about Greg Lake)!!
Thank you. NO bursting of the Brandywine's banks, NONE.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Sometimes it is a shame that small, lovely events become big, crowded affairs and lose what was so special about them. However, it does help the local shopkeepers by bringing in revenue that is needed in small towns.

I was a lucky winner of Susan Fleet Swiderski's book, Hot Flashes and Cold Lemonade. I can't wait till it arrives and I can read it.

Austan said...

Arleen it really is mixed. While I expect it's good for the downtown businesses and kids love the excitement, it's lost that lovin feeling to me.

I saw that! Congrats again!! I can't wait til mine gets here!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Aw, you poor thing. Sick again? Time to have a stiff shot, strictly for medicinal purposes, of course.

Thanks for the mention. I do appreciate it. Oh, by the way, gonna have a Yammy Friday post tomorrow... first one in a long time.

Austan said...

Susan- All better now, 'cept the allergies! I think I may have a shot anyway. It's Sunday and life is uncertain!

Welcome! Ach- gotta go catch up with everyone!!!!