is for sale at the Marc’s on State Road in Cuyahoga Falls if you’re interested. I found the item a strange thing — why would you want your butter shaped like a lamb and you’re just going to slice it up anyway? — but a quick Internet search taught me that it’s a traditional butter sculpture accompanying the Easter meal for many Russian, Slovenian and Polish Catholics. It’s especially big in Buffalo, NY (?). The eyes are often peppercorns and a white banner with a red cross on a toothpick is placed on its back. You know, when you do things for your whole life you often don’t question them, but when you’re on the outside looking in, a lot of traditions just seem very very odd.