Bye Bye Giant Butter Sculpture. It's Been a Blast. - Modern Farmer

Bye Bye Giant Butter Sculpture. It’s Been a Blast.

It took two artists ten days and 1,100 pounds of butter to create this year's sculpture for the Pennsylvania Farm Show. It took a bunch of 4-H kids a lot less time to take it down. Check out the video.

The 2017 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture created by Jim Victor and Marie Pelton
Photography Photo from the American Dairy Association North East Facebook page

That’s no easy task as the sculpture, created by the husband and wife team of Jim Victor and Marie Pelton of Conshohocken, Penn., was made of more than 1,000 pounds of butter. It took a local 4-H club and other volunteers to dismantle the massive artwork. The butter, donated by Land O’ Lakes in Carlisle, Penn., was taken to Reinford Farms, a family-run dairy operation in Juniata County, Penn., that uses a methane digester to help power the farm. The 2016 butter sculpture, another thousand-pounder that also went to the farm, helped generate energy for three days.

It seems fitting that this year’s sculpture is ending up a renewable energy source. The sculpture, sponsored by the American Dairy Association North East, was titled “A Culture of Stewardship” and highlighted farm conservation practices and featured a dairy farm, fields, trees, and a stream. It took ten days to create the sculpture, but only one to break down.

Here’s a time lapse video of the sculpture getting dismantled.

Here’s another video, but this time it’s a time lapse of the artists creating the sculpture.

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