I just drove home from Harrisburg and, boy, are my tires armed! Thank you, ladies and germs. I'll be here all week.
Seriously, it was great fun attending the Pennsylvania Farm Show. It's the one time of year when farmers get to strut their stuff and the rest of us get to admire them. [The Web being what it is, I should mention that I mean that quite seriously.]
This year I was particularly struck by the weight of time and technology behind every aspect of the food we eat. It takes a lot of concentrated effort and selective breeding to create a Black Breasted Red Old English Game Bantam Chicken. And the carriages that horses pull nowadays? George Washington could only dream of their like.
But let's be honest here, it's the butter sculpture everybody wants to see. So there it is up top, a little murkily photographed but well worth seeing. Because it includes a butter cow. You don't get much butter sculpturey-er than that.