Pauline Wayne, President Taft’s cow

William Howard Taft (27th, 1909-1913) was the last president to own a cow which provided the White House with milk and butter. Pauline Wayne, seen in front of the Executive Office Building next to the White House, was a Holstein cow (a Dutch-bred dairy cow) and was the Taft’s second cow, replacing Mooly Wooly who died suddenly in 1910 after being owned by the Taft’s for about a year and a half. It was reported Mooly Wooly ate too many oats which caused digestive issues, resulting in her untimely death. Nicknamed Miss Wayne, the cow was purchased for the Taft’s by Wisconsin Senator Isaac Stephenson and grazed on the grounds of the White House from 1910-1913. Pauline Wayne gave birth to a young bull on the White House grounds and he was named Big Bill, after Taft himself. She was considered more pet than livestock to the Taft family, residing in the presidents stables next to the Taft’s fleet of cars, and it was reportedly a sad day when the family moved out of the White House and had to ship Pauline to Wisconsin to graze on a farm there. She reportedly lived many years more in Wisconsin in good health.

Image credit: White House Historical Association”

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State launches annual ice cream trail with 31 creameries across Pa.

Smoked Bourbon Vanilla, Coconut Bliss and Cinfully Sweet.

Those are just three of the more than 24 flavors of ice cream available at Urban Churn’s new ice cream shop on the Carlisle Pike in Hampden Township.

State officials including Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Department of Community and Economic Development Deputy Secretary Carrie Fischer Lepore and State Rep. Greg Rothman were on hand at the shop on Wednesday to kick of the state’s fourth annual ice cream trail. (click to continue reading)

Did you know Chocolate Milk is the Recovery Drink?

Chocolate milk, The Recovery Drink

Chocolate milk is a nearly perfect workout recovery drink. Compared to water and most sports drinks, it has double the carbohydrate and protein content – the perfect combination to replenish tired muscles after a workout. Its high-water content replaces fluids lost as sweat and prevents dehydration. Plus, it packs a nutritional bonus of calcium and includes just a little sodium and sugar — which help recovering-athletes retain water and regain energy.

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Wolf Administration Denies Lawmakers Access to Farm Show Complex Where Entire State Stockpile of PPE is Stored

Sources claim truckloads taken to incinerator

HARRISBURG -Three House committee chairmen showed up for a 9 a.m. tour of the state Farm Show Complex today to examine the personal protective equipment (PPE) stored there but were denied access because they refused to comply with unreasonable pre-conditions set by the Wolf administration.

Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams), chairman of the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee; Rep. Karen Boback (R- Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee; and Seth Grove (R-York), chairman of the House State Government Committee, were invited to the Farm Show Complex following a State Government Committee hearing at which PPE storage was discussed. However, when they arrived for the tour, there were no administration officials there to greet them and they were locked out of the building. (Click to continue reading).

What’s for dinner? Vote President Donald J. Trump on 11/3/2020

President Donald J. Trump supports our farmers and our food supply.  God created animals and plants as a means of fuel for our bodies.  Mr. Biden supports the green deal; which supports lab grown meat.  Lab grown meat is derived using stem cells from an animal’s mucus and muscle tissue; which is then combined with a serum, which usually comes from the fetuses of dead cows.  These cells are fed sugar and salts which trick the cells into thinking they are still an animal.  Over time, the muscle stem cells begin transforming, as they strengthen, expand, and mature into muscle fibers. Eventually, when enough of these fibers combine, you have a piece of meat. Fat tissue may then be added to give the meat a flavor more consistent with traditional meat and then it’s “dinner.”  Sound tasty?  I think not.  Should Biden or Harris become president can you imagine what they would do to our food supply?  The green deal wants to do away with greenhouse emissions and ridding our planet of animals.  God has a plan for everything and animals were put here for a reason. 

2020 RNC Day #2 Land of Opportunity – “Our entire economy, and dairy farming, are once again roaring back. One person deserves the credit and our vote, President Donald J. Trump.”~ Cris Peterson

“As a businessman, President Trump understands farming is a complicated, capital intensive and risky business,” she said in her speech. “More than any President in my lifetime, he has acknowledged the importance of farmers and agriculture…. Our entire economy and dairy farming are once again roaring back. One person deserves the credit and our vote: President Donald J. Trump.” ~ Cris Peterson