Thursday, May 8, 2008

Got Milk?

I was reading the Nickel Ads, not looking for anything in particular when I saw an ad that said: "fresh milk for bummer lambs. Great milk." I knew that there was someone in town with a milk cow and excess milk. I called and sure enough that's what it was. I went over yesterday and bought a gallon (or just short) from the lady on an upturned milk carton who hand-miked into the sterilized 1/2 gal. canning jars I brought to her. The milk costs $8.00/gal and is 12 or 13 miles, round trip.

This is pretzel (the kids got to name her and they figured she's the color of a pretzel). She is a Jersey x Brown Swiss and she will be providing our milk. As part of trying to find more local food sources, I'm going to put pretzel's picture on our fridge.

I've forgotten how old pretzel is, but just a few years old, and has had her first calf - it's a heifer (baby girl cow).

The calf's name is Anne I would love to purchase Anne. We'll have to see. Mr. Greenjeans nearly snorted milk out his nose upon hearing of my latest desire.


I made yogurt last night in the little jars that came with the yogurt maker but since I forgot the vanilla, the kids likely won't want it. I might as well dump all the little jars into the blender and make another yogurt smoothie with fruit.

I think I wait until this afternoon to scoop the cream off the other milk to store for butter.

Pasteurization: Everyone wants to know about pasteurization. There is a big raw milk group out there that has very good reasons for raw milk. The need for pasturization came about due to unclean milking conditions however most folks who have a single dairy cow don't find the need to pasturized, which kills the digestive enzymes. We don't have any medical need for raw milk so I will be doing light pasteurization of the milk in a double boiler at home. Mostly I'll pasturize to save me trouble with the family. They'll be squeemish if I don't pasturize, my parents will hit the roof if I don't, and really there is a slight risk of disease. I won't go to the extreme of ultra high heat pasturization that commercial milk undergoes, however.

After I came home with the milk, I got online and ordered some information about cheese making, and bought glass milk bottles and a dairy thermometer from Leamans Country Store.

4 comments:

God_Guurrlll said...

aaaawwwwww so cute. I want to take calf home too. However my apartment manager wouldn't be too keen on it, neither would my cat.

Verde said...

Ah ha, the cream would win them both over!

ElastiGirl said...

catching up... the cats are color opposites - very cool - and I think they would love a claf for a sibling... with a name like mr greenjeans, he should be on board!!

sexy said...

一夜情聊天室,一夜情,情色聊天室,情色,美女交友,交友,AIO交友愛情館,AIO,成人交友,愛情公寓,做愛影片,做愛,性愛,微風成人區,微風成人,嘟嘟成人網,成人影片,成人,成人貼圖,18成人,成人圖片區,成人圖片,成人影城,成人小說,成人文章,成人網站,成人論壇,情色貼圖,色情貼圖,色情A片,A片,色情小說,情色小說,情色文學,寄情築園小遊戲, 情色A片,色情影片,AV女優,AV,A漫,免費A片,A片下載

情色,A片,AIO,AV,日本AV,色情A片,AV女優,A漫,免費A片,A片下載,情色A片,哈啦聊天室,UT聊天室,聊天室,豆豆聊天室,色情聊天室,尋夢園聊天室,080視訊聊天室,080聊天室,080苗栗人聊天室,免費視訊聊天,上班族聊天室,080中部人聊天室,視訊聊天室,視訊聊天,成人聊天室,一夜情聊天室,辣妹視訊,情色視訊,成人,成人影片,成人光碟,成人影城,自拍

A片,AIO,AV,日本AV,色情A片,AV女優,A漫,AIO交友愛情館,線上A片,免費A片,A片下載,情色A片,微風成人,嘟嘟成人網,成人,成人影片,成人光碟,成人影城,成人交友,愛情公寓,色情聊天室,情色貼圖,色情,色情影片,做愛,情色,哈啦聊天室,聊天室,UT聊天室,豆豆聊天室,尋夢園聊天室,080視訊聊天室,080聊天室,080苗栗人聊天室,自拍,性愛