The Milk Jug Lady of Buena Vista

The milk jug lady originally created her lawn art with milk jugs 40 years ago, as a way to keep her kids from riding their bikes on the lawn. Some designs she has done over the years include flags, Dale Ernhardt’s #, rainbow, shamrocks, & Christmas trees. Most require anywhere from 800-2000 jugs.

She has gone back and forth between two ways of coloring the jugs, each with their own drawbacks: colored water (which freezes in the winter) or painting them (which is expensive, time consuming and must be redone). She is always looking for more milk jugs, so she set out a container on her property where people can drop them off. Please make sure they are empty, clean, dry and with caps.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Jugladysneice on February 25, 2013 at 4:24 PM

    That’s my aunt. She can’t do that anymore. It’s really time consuming y’all have no idea! She is alive by the way so please stop spreading rumors online. She is well.

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  2. Posted by Mary on May 26, 2010 at 7:30 PM

    The milk jug lady lives in the Aloe village apts. in Egg Harbor City, NJ

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  3. Posted by Cathy on March 18, 2009 at 10:29 PM

    Was past The Milk Jug Lady’s house recently and noticed it was for sale and the displays are no longer there. Anyone with information on this?

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    • Posted by lostinjersey on March 18, 2009 at 10:30 PM

      I read in the last issue of Weird that she is moving and wanted someone to take her jugs and continue the tradition. If my front yard could be seen from the road I would’ve volunteered.

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