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Funny Things Happen when two siblings get together and start remembering what it was like growing up. Some people grow misty eyed, while others decide to recreate those experiences.

Funny Things Happen when two siblings get together and start remembering what it was like growing up. Some people grow misty eyed, while others decide to recreate those experiences.

For some, certain aromas such as fresh baked bread, take them back in time. For others it is the smell of life on the farm, more specifically cow manure.

Last summer when Patti Froman Maine began reminiscing with her brother Andrew “Sonny” Froman they remembered helping their parents with chores.

“We always wound up with manure on our clothes”, said Patti.

That memory was the spark that led them to the idea of making and selling one of a kind cow chip shirts.

Within hours of their innovative notion, they stood at the door of their neighbor’s home, buckets in hand. Since the family farm was sold years ago, they had to borrow manure from the farm of Jon Dougherty.

Thus began the experiment of deliberately applying manure to T-shirts.

“The first shirts looked awful. When we took them out of the washing machine they just looked stained,” said Patti. “But we kept trying, using the manure and different color dye and we finally found the perfect stain.”

Sonny even consulted with a veterinarian in Hawaii who said the shirts would be perfectly safe to wear once they were washed.

Although the family has had a lot of fun making the shirts, there is a serious side to the whole project as well. On the Website they wrote, “We Believe CowChipShirts represent the strong work ethic and taking responsibility for yourself. CowChipShirts are to be worn as a badge of honor, celebrating working farmers from all around the world.

The Website http://www.cowchipshirts.com , also relates stories of growing up on a family farm.

The shirts come in sizes small through 5X and are available in a variety of farm colors including Udder Rose, Stanchion Gray, Silage Brown, Apple Drunk Green and Milk House Blue.

Contact: Sonny Froman

cowchipshirts.com

1281 Ulupii Street

Kailua, HI 96734

Phone: 808-262-2022

http://www.cowchipshirts.com

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