Monday, May 3, 2010

Udder delight: Salem Sue, the world's largest Holstein cow of New Salem, North Dakota








This post is a rerun from last year, but I was in the mooood for a big cow today so here it is:

North Dakota offers a glittering array of eccentric roadside attractions for those willing to pull off the Interstate and gawk, not the least of which is Salem Sue, who bills herself as the world's biggest Holstein cow. Seems funny they have to add "Holstein" to the title... does another state have the world's biggest Jersey or Hereford? One can only hope. Salem Sue was built as a tribute to the local dairy farmers by the New Salem Lions Club and she stands 38 feet high and 50 feet long. She sits high on a hill and can be seen from Interstate 94. She's made of the finest fiberglass money can buy and is beautifully painted. The drive from the highway to Sue builds up anticipation, as you can see her profile off in the distance, as well as "New Salem" proudly spelled out in rockwork on the hill. Not a heck of a lot else to see here folks, just a really big cow, but how can you not stop? That would be udderly ridiculous.

6 comments:

fuzzygalore said...

She's great!

But - why oh why did they have to accentuate those pink veins on her belly?!?

Gunnar and Sherry said...

I know what you mean. Maybe there was a sale on pink paint at the local hardware store...

gainesville365 said...

I thought "see the view" meant that there was an elevator inside the cow leading to an observation deck on the cow's rump! Duh!

Bill said...

What happened when the cow jumped over the picket fence? Well, it was an UDDER disaster!

Gunnar and Sherry said...

I think you're milking it a bit, Bill...

Bill said...

Sorry, I was in the MOOOOOOOOOD!!!