Thursday, November 17, 2011

Dairy Cows and $800 shoes

Manolo Blahnik execs. take on dairy farming

I realize today is Turquoise Thursday, but when I saw this article I knew that Turquoise could wait one day. So come on back tomorrow and we'll talk Turquoise on Friday, and you can see what arrived in the mail for me this week. 

I can't embed the video, so you'll have to click here to watch, but the story talks about the Manolo President and Vice-President trading their New York lifestyle for the profession of dairy farmer ever Thursday through Sunday. 

I think it is pretty cool when people without agriculture backgrounds decided to take an interest in the industry that is so dear to my heart. And these guys jumped right in it. 400 head of dairy cattle, with 25 employees, and although these city boys admit they down do too much of the dirty work they aren't afraid to step into a barn. 

This morning on the Early Show two of my loves were brought together - cattle and shoes. And we aren't talking any old shoes, we are talking Manolo Blahnik shoes. I am too frugal with my money, and so lively will only ever be an admirer, but it wouldn't surprise me if my sister (check out her blog) would some day own a pair. 

You can read about Arethusa Farm, and hoGeorge Malkemus and Anthony Yurgaitis saved the farmland from developers and turned it back into a functioning dairy. And a dairy with some top show genetics. 

Now maybe I just need to figure out how I can swap places with them and work in the Manolo Blahnik shoe store a couple days a week. 


  1. This is great! I soooo love this...yay for shoes and agriculture!! (I always knew they went together!)

  2. I think this is awesome!!! I may never own a pair of Manolo's either, but a girl can dream. I will say that they would make a perfect wedding shoe though!

  3. Absolutely love this! My two loves, shoes and agriculture :)

  4. Sarah ThomasNovember 17, 2011

    Wow what a great story! Thanks for sharing Crystal!

  5. Looks like we have a few shoe lovers out there!

  6. Love this, Crystal! I hadn't heard about it. Shoes and cows....two of my favorite things! :)


  7. REALLY awesome story! Thanks for sharing Crystal.

  8. Tiffany and Robyn glad you girls enjoyed it! It makes me want to buy a pair of their shoes over any other ridiculously expense brand. lol


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