Sunday, September 22, 2013

All Things Cow


This weekend in September marks the celebration of Cow Days in Smalltownland.  Originally started after the Great Depression as a way to stimulate our small town economy, it is now a long standing tradition.  


It is where you can milk a fiberglass cow and out comes soda......




 where beauty queens walk around with rollers in their hair in preparation for the local pageant....... 


where main street is blocked off and all manner of goods are sold.....




where mules show up in their best finery......




and the wife always gets the best seat in the house.  



Until next time, as our motto this year says, "Keep Calm and Cow On".  



45 comments:

  1. Looks like fun but I don't know about a plastic cow. Sunny again here!

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  2. Oh girl....I am digging those hair rollers!! Oh how I remember them! City folks have no idea what they are missing with these small town kind of activities. Our small town fun will be happening in just a few weeks!!
    Happy Day...

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  3. The fiberglass cow that you can "milk" but instead get soda, cracks me up. A delightful day.


    Velva

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  4. I loved Cow Day in Small Town !!!
    Those mules were quite dapper too !

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  5. Looks like fun! I love the mules especially.

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  6. Neat photos of a fun day... that I missed.

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  7. ... And 'moooove' over. Fake season is fine w.ay to celebrate fall.

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  8. love it all! REALLY love those swanky mules!

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  9. Seems like all the small towns have festivals...I enjoy them if it is not when it is so hot! Next month will be Parke County Covered Bridge Festival here in Indiana. Parke County alone has around 30 covered bridges. It brings in 2 or 3 million of visitors! There are yard sales and flea markets every where you look....

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  10. I laughed and laughed at the cow that gives out soda! And I love the motto. Sounds like a lot of fun. :-)

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  11. Gotta love small town life, what a fun day....Francine.

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  12. OMG, this is wonderful! I love it! All things cow!

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  13. I LOVE your "COW" town! But I love the "MULES" too! The plastic cow with soda in it has me questioning "what?".....but this is my kind of town...curlers and all! Many MOOOOOOS! Roxie

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  14. Looks like my kind of town, and my kind of adventure and fun.

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  15. It looks like so much fun!
    PS - I love that old stone church.

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  16. Great photos, love the hair rollers.

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  17. Cow day? That sounds very funny and full of photo-ops!

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  18. Looks like a great fun day and I love the horsed with all the regalia on them.

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  19. This sounds like a fun celebration. Love the church photo. My granddaughter belongs to show choir and all the girls run around with curlers in their hair until time for their performance.

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  20. Cow days -- love it! A real slice of Americana.

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  21. I remember this from last year! I would love to be at that festival... I bet there are some fun things in those booths along main street!

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  22. Oh - C'Mon!!!! This is simply the BEST POST EVER!!!
    THANK YOU!!!!!

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  23. Wow, never expected to come across such amazing scenes here ... a fiberglass cow that dispenses drinks ... haha

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  24. It does sound like fun, I do like country festivals as long as they are not in the middle of winter.
    Merle......

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  25. Awesome harness on the mules. I'm pretty sure my wife is not going to ride on a seat I attached to the back of my tractor. LOL!!

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  26. What a super fun post and great pics, A glimpse into rural Americana no doubt. Seriously a cow that disburses soda pop... fantastically funny! And I love the wife's chair what a hoot! Happy Sunday

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  27. Looks like a fun festival. I haven't seen rollers like that in years. My moms were big and pink.

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  28. Ha ha--what a great tradition! We have Black and White Days out here, in honor of the Holstein.

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  29. Hi Michelle. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Always a great reminder to visit yours! Now these cow days are ones I would enjoy for sure.

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  30. Michelle, you have the most fascinating goings-on in Smalltownland. It has been decades since I saw women in rollers, and we hardly ever milk plastic cows.

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  31. wow those are some big rollers...I remember wearing some like that as a teenager...actually I have lots of photos with me in rollers...now I just straighten my hair...so much easier...looks like a fun festival...
    a cow giving soda...that is too funny...

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  32. Awesome - gotta love those small town celebrations. We spent several hours at the 158th Spencerville Fair last week - complete with cows, chickens and a tractor pull which also featured a lawn tractor pull !!

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  33. Good time to spent a day like this.. love it

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  34. "The wife" looks a little less than enthused... lol!

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  35. You have such a talent for focusing your eye on the beauty and timelessness of America's heartland. Absolutely love the curlers shot.

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  36. Oh I love the mules! Looking good. This sounds like a lot of fun to me :)

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  37. Great photos! You just can't beat small towns! Love the big plastic curlers! Didn't know they still made them!! Mine were bigger than that, and pink - back in the 60s. LOL

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  38. Kentucky has such great small town festivals. Yours looks like so much fun. xo Laura

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  39. Only in small town America. Our town celebrates Laura Engels Wilder days. I taught with and to several descendants of the Wilder family...;)

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  40. The harnesses on the mules are spectacular!

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  41. Excellent shots, it looks like a vibrant community to live in.

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