Butter Sculptures

It’s getting close to State Fair season here in Texas, which in my opinion is the best season of all! I got an e-mail through Flickr the other day from a girl in Toronto who told me that she is working on a news story about this year’s New York State Fair butter sculpture. When they’re done with it at the end of the Fair, it will be recycled into biodiesel instead of just being thrown away. The idea of a buttery cow or pig or Elvis being thrown in the trash to melt into goo is just sad, so I’m glad they’re actually doing something with it! Maybe Texas will follow suit. Anyway, this girl e-mailed me because she is collecting photos of state fair butter sculptures for the article, and she saw mine and would like to use it. I agreed, so check out their awesome slideshow of mine (please note the aviator glasses on the pigs) and others they found, as well as a video of the one in New York that will be turned into fuel. It’s just good, buttery fun.


“This year’s New York State Fair has brought something new to the time-honored butter sculpture. It has turned the tradition green. When the fair ends, the state university’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry will convert the sculpture’s 900 pounds of butter into biodiesel for the college’s vehicles — enough to power five round trips to the Adirondacks.”

When Pigs Fly!

When Pigs Fly!


One Response

  1. Welcome to the blog world. I love your title and the explanation!

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