Jun 15

Norman in Wisconsin, otherwise known as America’s Dairyland!

Norman in Wisconsin, otherwise known as America’s Dairyland! Sampling the various products at Carr Valley Cheese in Wisconsin

Norman’s next stop on his global trot was Wisconsin, otherwise known as America’s Dairyland! Norman had heard a lot about this state from his friends in Kentucky and was excited to see the “Ducks”, and cows! The Wisconsin Dells is home to the largest remaining fleet of Wisconsin Duck®’s in the United States. The “Ducks” were originally named “DUKW” which stood for D = 1942, the year the first DUKW was built, U = Utility vehicle, K = Front wheel drive, and W = Rear wheel drive.

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Jun 14

Norman visits Fort Wayne, Indiana

Norman visits Fort Wayne, Indiana

Norman galloped into Fort Wayne, Indiana and was very excited to arrive at the Cross Roads of America. Indiana has more miles of interstate than any other state in the US.  Norman trotted along the river and went through one of Indiana’s 32 covered bridges. He was very impressed as it looked like he was trotting into a barn, what a creative way to decorate a bridge he thought! Indiana was such a beautiful state and Norman was in awe of its beauty as he trotted through the ever changing landscape which has over 80 different varieties of trees.

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Jun 13

Norman neighed hello to North Carolina

Norman neighed hello to North Carolina Hanging out at Mountain View Dairy Farm in Union Grove, N.C., at their state-of-the-art calving barn

Norman neighed hello to North Carolina, USA, as he trotted into this southern state. He was very excited to arrive and try some of the states famous biscuits and grits as his tummy was rumbling from the journey. Norman stopped into Wilmington, one of North Carolina’s coastal towns, he dipped his hooves into the ocean and felt the warm water swell over his feet. He was glad to spend some time relaxing before trotting across the state to make his surprise visit at the North Carolina Dairy Advantage Annual Meeting in Statesville.

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Jun 11

Meeting Monty in Vermont

Meeting Monty in Vermont Norman meets the famous Monty in Vermont

Norman galloped into Vermont, and was very excited because it is the fourth largest dairy state in the USA, with approximately 133,000 cows on nearly 1,000 farms. Norman was fascinated to read in a book that up until recently the state was known to be home to more dairy cows than people! While in Vermont, Norman knew that he had to go all out and experience everything that the state is known for. He stopped at a sugar shack to sample the season’s maple syrup and then he grabbed a scoop of the Vermonster ice-cream at Ben and Jerry®’s.

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