The Cow Stops Here
Mo-o-o-ve over! June is National Dairy Month, and Saturday the cows were out – Cows on the Wisconsin State Capital Concourse, of course, of course. “Dairy aire” was in the air. Got Milk? You betcha! White milk, chocolate milk, and strawberry milk were on the menu. There were hunka, hunks of cheese and mounds of squeaking cheese curds. If you missed breakfast or lunch, grilled cheese sandwiches were making the rounds. For dessert or an anytime treat, I scream, you scream we all scream for ice cream and don’t forget the overstuffed cream puffs. The cows were doing their best to please. It was a dairy day overload. Follow me and see.
First stop — cows. I had a hard time getting close to the mooers. Those little kiddies wouldn’t let me in.
I was looking for Alice in Dairyland, but found Natalie Salkowski, the Fairest of the Fair, instead. Notice she has a cow in her last name, and I think she’s wearing a dress designed by “Holstein.”
Milk mustaches were en vogue.
There were all kinds of dairy treats.
It was an “udderly” satisfying day. So don’t forget to celebrate National Dairy Month. Drink a glass of milk today!
Want to know more about cows and dairy products? Check these out.
The Milk Makers by Gail Gibbons (Aladdin, 1987), Cows (Animals Animals) by Renee C. Rebman (Benchmark Books, 2009), Farm Animals Cows by Cecilia Minden (Cherry Lake Pub., 2009), Cows (Animals That Live on the Farm) by JoAnn Early Macken (Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, 2009), Ice Cream: The Full Scoop by Gail Gibbons (Holiday House, 2008)
For Fun: A Big Cheese for the White House: The True Tale of a Tremendous Cheddar by Candice Fleming (Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2004)