Sex in the City ... and Milking Cows!
As a working woman in the world of journalism, I have to say I do love me a bit of Sex in the City re-runs. Obviously, besides the fact she is a journalist Carrie Bradshaw and I have very little in common, well except the fact that we're both just a little bit fabulous (for me tho ... it comes just a little bit cheaper!).
However ... a few years ago I found out that Carrie played by Sarah Jessica Parker has some pretty good friends in the dairy industry. And if you've ever watched even just one episode of the Sex in the City series (or movies) you know that Carrie has a serious affinity for her high-end, high-heel shoes ... particularly Manolo Blahniks.
“She walks like a winner, she knows she’s a winner, she could walk in the show ring right now and take on any competition she wants, she is a red-and-white queen,” said David Rama, who served as the auctioneer for the “once in a lifetime” million-dollar sale.
A sale unlike most, 54 of the world’s best consignments – with Apple obviously leading the bidding – the sale averaged $97,491 and grossed a total of more than $5.2 million. George and Anthony own some of the most award-winning, beautiful Holstein and Jersey cows I have ever seen in my life - so it's not surprising when they say their cows walk in the show ring like they are on a fashion runway! Needless to say, my friends and I were drooling over the beautiful cows presented before us, the beyond gorgeous grounds and facilities. It was the sale of a lifetime and absolutely FABULOUS!!
Here is just a dabble of their show winnings in the past 8 years ...
All-American and All-Canadian 4-year old, 2003
Grand Champion Jersey at the 2004 World Dairy Expo
Reserve Supreme Champion at the 2004 World Dairy Expo
Supreme Champion at the PA All-American in 2005
Grand Champion Jersey at the 2005 World Dairy Expo
Supreme Champion at the 2005 World Dairy Expo
As you can tell Melanie and Veronica are the matriachs of Arethusa Farm, but there are many many other cows at Arethusa who carry a respectable list of show winnings. This is just a perfect example of being fabulous and farming - if not even to a bit to the extreme. If you ever get the chance to own a pair of Manolos - now you will no doubt think about the designer shoes' connection to the dairy industry, and all the great cows bred, owned and exhibited by Arethusa.