"Mommy, where does ice cream come from?" I asked repeatedly, only about three summers ago, until my mother finally took me to Ben and Jerry's for a factory tour.
At the factory, we watched a moo-vie about how Ben and Jerry took a simple idea and turned it into a thriving business. Then we got to stand over the production room and watch as pints were filled with crunchy, fruity, chocolaty goodness. We learned about the Testers, whose job is to taste Ben and Jerry's creations all day long.
While I seriously contemplated a career change, I noticed that every once in a while a pint was chopped in half and someone examined it to make sure that the ice cream to chunky goodness ratio was on target.
The whole thing was fascinating. So, for the last few days I've been following my mother around asking, "Mommy, where does milk come from?"
She got the hint. Today we're going to visit a dairy farm and I'm super excited to peek at the inner workings of the dairy industry.
What inner machine have you had the privilege of learning about?
4 years ago