The whole way up here, I kept saying, "Why have I heard of Decora, IA?" I knew it was something, but couldn't recall until we finally arrived.
Decora is the home of Seed Savers Exchange, a group who rescues heirloom vegetables, fruit trees, and flowers. That's interesting and all, but normally wouldn't have been enough to stick in my memory.
This face, you'd remember though.
I finally realized that Seed Savers is the home of 80 incredibly rare White Park Cattle, an ancient breed of cattle found in England in pre-Christian times. When white cattle are mentioned in Celtic myths, these are the guys.
I'd read about these cattle many times because that's what this city girl does--read obsessively about rare livestock breeds. I have to say though, they're even more amazing in person.