Friday, August 31, 2012


I went to my first Nascar race!  And it was at Bristol, Baby!  (What can I say.  That's the way they talk!)

I went with my "adopted mom", her hubby and two of their children.  It was quite the experience.  It was very LOUD!  My goodness, I needed ear plugs.  Have you ever seen ear plugs for a moose?  No?  Well, neither have I.  So I had to suffer.  But it was well worth it!

Bristol Motor Speedway is located in Bristol, Tennessee.  What I learned is that the city of Bristol is located right on the Tennessee and Virginia state line.  So half of the city is in Tennessee and the other half of the city is in Virginia.  My "mom" had a friend who lived on the Tennessee side and went to school on the Virginia side.  Really different.

Back to Bristol Speedway.  The track is located in the mountains of Tennessee.  The track is called a short track.  Why?  It is less than a mile around the track.  The track is made of cement and is high banked.  What is high banked?  That means the track is on an angle and the corners are at a 30 degree angle.  So the cars are going almost sideways when they go around the corners.  Ever hear 43 cars racing at the same time in a "cement bowl"?  LOUD, LOUD, LOUD!!  We were sitting near the start/finish line and I felt like reaching down and picking up one of the cars.  Those cars looked like matchbox cars from where we were sitting.  But they were going too fast and I couldn't grab one!

Can you see my antlers on the bottom of the above picture?  Yup, that is me at Bristol, Baby!! 

Okay, here I am in the crowd.  I fit in, don't I?  Not really, but I had a blast!  It's Bristol, Baby!!  Soon I will have a southern drawl...............   NOT!!

After the race, we drove back to North Carolina where my "mom" and hubby have a second home in a small town called Welcome, which is south of Winston-Salem.  Yes, you heard me, Welcome.  The sign coming into town says "Welcome to Welcome".  Really!! 

It is also the home of Richard Childress Racing.  He has cars in the Sprint Cup series and the Nationwide series, and trucks in the Truck series.  He also has a winery near by.  He is one busy guy!

I sure do like it in North Carolina where they have the Blue Ridge Mountains.  They also have this mountain called Pilot Mountain north of Winston-Salem.  I sure love roaming around these mountains!  There is so much to see!

Okay, that is it for now.  Back to work!  Next weekend I will be at the show in Sturbridge, Mass.  I am looking forward to it.

Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend.  I am going to enjoy some time with Minny before I go off to the show.

Monday, August 27, 2012


As I told you last time, I am busy getting ready for the New England Made Giftware Show in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, on September 9 & 10, 2012.

I want to tell you about my Moose Butter.  No, it is not butter that you put on toast or bread!  Silly!  It is my Moose Cocoa & Shea Butter Body Cream.  It is very rich and creamy.  It's perfect for repairing and hydrating tired skin, scars and stretch marks.  Now I know you probably won't believe me when I tell you this, but I have had customers tell me that it smells good enough to eat!  But you don't want to eat it.  I don't recommend that. 

And you know that I have talked about my "adoptive mom" before.  Remember, I went with them on a trip this summer into Wisconsin and Michigan.  Well "mom" tells me that when she gets sunburned while riding on their Harley, she always uses my Moose Butter after and she never peels.  Of course, I keep telling her to use my Moose Mist SPF30 Sport Sunscreen before they leave for their ride and she won't get sunburned.  But she tells me that she always forgets!  That's what happens when you get older!  Sorry "mom"!

My Moose Butter comes in a large 8 oz. jar and you can buy it online at or buy at one of the many gift stores that carry Moose Mills.  One of the bigger stores that carries my Moose Mills Products is Reny's in Maine.  They have several stores around Maine.  Read my previous blogs to see some of the other stores that I have told you about.

 Well that's it for this time.  Until next time............................................

Monday, August 20, 2012


As you know, I just LOVE to travel!  And since this summer has been Hotter than usual, I have been roaming the great northeastern states.  It has been hot there too, but not as hot as out west.

Here is another one of the stores that carries my Moose Mills Products.  The Olde Towne Country Store is in Old Orchard Beach, Maine.  What a lovely store!

As you can see I have brought Minny Moose with me on this trip.  Minny was fascinated watching Larry La Chance making candy.  He is a Master Candy Confectioner and co-owner.  She had a very hard time deciding on what candy to try.

The other co-owner, Jim Morande, had a former store called Buck Nuts.  He does the roasting of the nuts (almonds, peanuts, cashews) in this new store.  Now I had a very hard time choosing the nuts I wanted to eat.

Jim and Larry want their store to be a year round family store for people of all ages.  They carry Shaker Pond Ice Cream (you know me and ice cream, LOVE IT!).  They carry New England made jams, wines, syrups, pottery, jewelry and cheeses.  They have toys for the little ones.  And they carry my Moose Mills Products like I mentioned earlier.

If you are in the area near Old Orchard Beach, Maine, stop into the The Olde Towne Country Store and tell them Moose Mills and Minny sent you!  Make sure you say Hi to Jim and Larry for me.

I am busy getting ready to do another show in Sturbridge, Massachusetts in September.  I am busy designing gift bags for the holidays to show at this show.  Unfortunately, this show is not open to the public.  It is just for buyers from stores around the New England states.  I will keep you informed on how the show is going.

Until next time.............................