Elm Farm Ollie Day 2/18

Yes, Valentine’s Day is coming soon, but did you know February 18 is Elm Farm Ollie Day? Of course it is! We celebrate the historic first flight in an airplane by a cow. On Feb. 18, 1930, Nellie Jay (who later became better known as “Elm Farm Ollie”) went aloft in a Ford Tri-Motor to fly from her home in Bismarck, Missouri to the aviation expo in St. Louis. And, the rest is history.

Join us in celebrating this monumental event with a condimental gift from the Mustard Museum. We pay tribute to the three most famous cows in history — Elm Farm Ollie, Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow, and the Cow That Jumped Over the Moon. The mustard connection? Here in Wisconsin, we have a saying: “A cow who cuts the mustard is a cow who can be trusted.”

Our Bovine Beauties Gift Box contains three mustards honoring these magnificent mooers AND a CD recording of the Bovine Cantata in Bb Major, from the operetta Madame Butterfat, PLUS an Elm Farm Ollie Day Greeting Card. Or you can combine the two holidays with the chocolatized upgrade — three Wisconsin cow chocolates!

For more about famous cows, you can also check out this article at mentalfloss.com

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