Many of you have asked where in the world I've been.

All I know is that after 7 plus years of blogging and a different lappy, which I don’t like, I seem to have lost my blogging fervor.

Someday, when you least expect it, I will post again.

For those of you still waiting I say thank you.

Meanwhile, I am rather prolific on twitter. Find me: @KeethaB
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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sunday Reruns - Happy Cows

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It's Sunday again, and you know what THAT means!?! It's time for Sunday Favorites!!!

Sunday Favorites are RERUNS, not current posts - - - if you want to participate, just repost something you previously posted "back in the day."

Thanks so much to Chari over at Happy to Design for hosting this meme, "Sunday Favorites." You may click on the link to find the rules and see more favorite posts.

I have been reposting favorites in order from the beginning of my blogging experience back in June of 2006 and moving toward "now." I have reached our Wisconsin vacation posts from the summer of 2008. Since we have just recently moved to Wisconsin I have decided to repost some of those posts that honor and highlight my beloved state.

This is the SECOND of those reposts, and the first "Happy Cows" post I ever made on this blog.

There will be MORE Wisconsin reruns to follow in the next few weeks.





Happy Cows
(First posted on 7/14/08)


There are commercials on TV which proclaim that happy cows come from California. Now I do not have any direct evidence of the mental state of California cows, but I DO know about Wisconsin cows - - - and they are not only HAPPY but contented as well.


And what bovine wouldn't be content grazing on the grass of these rolling hills - - -


Living in a barn like this - - -


Or better yet, and more traditionally, like this!?!? And you know, from all those happy contented cows comes the BEST dairy products on the planet!!!


This particular image of a contented milk-producer graces one of the best old fashioned dairies left in the country - - -


Found right here in downtown Hayward.

Oh the memories - - - this dairy used to deliver milk TO OUR DOOR in glass bottles with cardboard caps on them. When dad stopped by to pay our monthly bill, we LOVED to go with him in the hopes that we could wrangle an ice cream cone or a quart of chocolate milk.

Yep - - - those happy cows made for some delighted kids!!!

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10 comments:

Ann in the UP said...

Ohhhhh, West's Dairy! Yum, yum, yum!

Since I spent 20+ years in Wisconsin, and live two minutes from the border, I claim Wisconsin as "home" too. And I agree that it's extraordinarily beautiful. And the home of happy, contented cows.

Martin LaBar said...

I think I remember this post. I still like it, all of it. I milked a few Wisconsin cows in my time -- by hand.

Maggie said...

Hi Keetha,
What's not to love about cows? Here in Normandy you can't turn around without seeing cows outside, even on grey days like these.

Diann said...

Our 3 year old loves cows. She really love the brown ones and knows that is where chocolate milk and chocolate ice cream comes from!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Hi,
I've enjoyed browsing your blog - a fun place!

Katherine

Lori E said...

I'll bet that ice cream was phenomenal. We have a cheese shop not too far from here that raise their own cows and sheep. They post a photo of the "cow of the month" in the shop. Too cute.

~~Carol~~ said...

California cows have nothing on Wisconsin cows! Gosh, I haven't been to Hayward since I was a kid. Love the shots of the barns. I would love to just travel all of the back roads of Wisconsin, and do nothing but take pictures of barns!
Go Pack Go!
xo,
Carol

Sarah @ Sugar Bananas! said...

Ooo, I can almost taste that contented ice cream! hehehe

Thanks for stopping by. Nice to 'meet' you.

Have a lovely rest of your Sunday.

Sarah

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Mornin' Girlfriend...

Ohhh...and there is nothing like a contented cow! I bet West Dairy's ice cream is awesome! I giggled when I read about having milk delivered and it came in glass bottles! I remember those days! Ahhh...milk tastes sooo much better out of a glass bottle! Hehe! Sure enjoyed your pretty photos of the Wisconsin rolling hillsides, my friend! Thanks for sharing them with us for the Sunday Favorites repost party this week!

Have a wonderful weekend, sweet friend!

Chari @Happy To Design

Kristin - The Goat said...

Happy Wisconsin cows :) Happy Ice Cream.