The Modern Day Milkmaid: Behind The Scenes at Cruze Dairy Farm

August 18, 2012 | By | Comments (5)
photo6 The Modern Day Milkmaid: Behind The Scenes at Cruze Dairy Farm

Photo by Art Meripol

What’s a typical day in the life of a Southern Living photographer? Well, for one, there is no typical day. No two shoots are the same, and the stories that our photogs come home with — well, they are always interesting. Here on “Southern Snapshot,” we’ll bring you more of their perspective.

First up, a snippet from staff photographer Art Meripol. Recently Art spent the day with the South’s cutest dairymaid, Colleen Cruze at her farm in Knoxville, Tennessee.

In between shooting Colleen and her cows, he learned learning all about her ice cream making, buttermilk churning process.

Cows

Photo by Art Meripol

So what did Art take away from the farm life? Always photograph the pregnant cows over the milking cows. “They are all fat and glowing,” Cruze told him. Two: You don’t have to compromise style for country living. “I thought she was all dressed up for the shoot, but that’s just how she is every day.” And the memory of one of the best ice cream sandwiches out there. “It was the salty caramel flavor,” he says. “A real treat.”

COMMENTS

  1. Charleston’s Husk Expands to Nashville – The Daily South | Your Hub for Southern Culture

    [...] have very little Cruze here [in Charleston], and we cherish it. We use it sparingly because it’s so hard to come by. [...]

    October 15, 2012 at 7:49 pm
  2. We’ll See You at The State Fair! – The Daily South | Your Hub for Southern Culture

    [...] From The Top in Chattanooga  Happy Tailgating Y’all! Behind The Scenes Secrets of Monticello The Modern Day Milkmaid Behind The Scenes at Cruze Dairy Farm  Topics: South, state [...]

    September 15, 2012 at 10:01 am
  3. The View From The Top in Chattanooga – The Daily South | Your Hub for Southern Culture

    [...] Happy Tailgatin’ Y’All! Southern Living: Behind The Scenes Secrets of Monticello Southern Living: The Modern Day Milkmaid Behind The Scenes at Cruze Dairy Farm Southern Living: Dog Days of Summer Topics: Art Meripol, Chattanooga, Tennessee [...]

    September 8, 2012 at 2:00 am
  4. Goa Flowers

    With all that ground and plenty time I am seeing a daffodil maze or patterns like the Nazca lines or Druid symbols, even a yellow and white snake in the spring grass.

    August 20, 2012 at 5:51 am
  5. Sharon

    You should try the Shiny Peach…peach ice cream with moonshine. Cruze Dairy is the best!

    August 19, 2012 at 2:49 pm

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