The Window on Wiscasset

Before my brother left for the Iowa State Fair, he kept talking about “the butter cow.”  Silly me, I thought “the butter cow” would be some gentle bovine creature with big brown eyes and a set of abundantly generous udders.  I looked forward to my brother’s selfie with said creature.

Had I just done a search of the internet, I would have known that “butter sculpting” is a century-long tradition in the Midwest.  There would be no selfie of my brother and a living, breathing bovine.

I was devastated.

The Window on Wiscasset
Perhaps one day, the Nickels-Sortwell House will be carved in butter.  Until then, I’ll remain adverse to all butter carvings larger than one inch in diameter.

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