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April 30, 2012

Butter and Egg Days from atop the Clover Stornetta Float

It was a beautiful day for Butter and Egg Days in Petaluma, Saturday.  Paige and I headed into town at around 11:00 a.m. to meet up with our Clover Stornetta group to ride the float in the parade.

After downing two ice creams and two chocolate milks for snack, Paige was ready to raise up her arm for the 'parade wave' atop the River of Creams, the Clover Stornetta float.

The Butter and Egg Days theme this year was 'River of Dreams', so all floats tied into that.  On the Clover float, we sat in and around a boat made from, what else but egg and butter cartons sailing into the River of Creams.

Clo the Cow was on board, of course along with many of the dairy families part of Clover Stornetta.

As of April 1st, 2012, our dairy joined Clover Stornetta.  Clover is local to our area and is based in Petaluma.  Participating dairies are from Marin and Sonoma counties.  So now when our milk leaves the farm every day, it travels north 10 miles to Petaluma, where it becomes processed into cheese, butter, yogurt, ice cream, sour cream, cottage cheese and pasteurized at the Clover Stornetta plant before it's shipped to the store.

Normally I'm watching the two hour parade from the sidelines, being on a float was a entirely different perspective for me.  So much fun!

Following along behind the Clover float walked Clo's entourage made up of Clover employee families and friends.

There were 146 floats in all and the only other float I snapped a photo of was the NBC float carrying Janelle Wang, a local news reporter.  Their float was super cool, it was honoring the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge and was complete with a flying NBC News helicopter circling above,

and a mini Golden Gate Bridge with cars that actually moved.

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