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I made a friend

This cow! Sweet little heifer. He was leading her all around a busy country show and she didn’t flinch.

I asked. Her mother is a milk cow and her father is a meat cow, but they’re going to give her a chance to be a milk cow.

Weasel approves!

We’ve gone out of our way to buy their milk ever since. I mean, we often did anyway – it’s excellent milk – but like a lot of smaller dairies, their milk isn’t ultra-pasteurized, so it usually has a short date on it.

I suppose it’s time to check out farmer’s markets, too. The real ones, where farmers sell stuff in bulk. Not the twee ones, where middle class artisans sell specialty cheeses and bespoke gin to the middle class.


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: August 30, 2022, 8:59 pm

Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev[f] (2 March 1931 – 30 August 2022) was a Russian

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: August 30, 2022, 9:40 pm

Puzzled – ah, pasteurized.

We’ve noticed that the organic non-homogenized milk lasts about 2 months.

The homogenized stuff? Well, we’d often chuck about quarter to a half gallon. Because we don’t have three growing Durnedsons around the place any more.

So it’s worth paying for a half gallon of the non homogenized stuff because it lasts about 3-4 times longer, according to the dates printed on the cartons. Heck, why do I say that, she’s got me drinking Soy and Oat Milk (shakes head and sighs).

Now, unpasteurized? Haven’t had that since I was a kid.
“Squirtgun” fights when you’re milking and making trick shots into someone’s mouth don’t count, right?

Still, we also approve of the stuff that’s closer to natural.

Comment from Drew458
Time: August 30, 2022, 11:44 pm

Organic milk seems to last longer. Higher fat content maybe why? All milk goes bad when too much O2 in the container. Milk should be sold in those airless pouches like box wine.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: August 31, 2022, 1:27 am

@Drew458 – definitely tastes better! Peanut butter/saltines and a glass of milk. Goes together like pizza goes with beer or milk goes with a slice of chocolate cake.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: August 31, 2022, 1:29 pm

When will the uprisings begin?


Comment from Anonymous
Time: August 31, 2022, 5:58 pm

Yeah, ExpressoBold, I’ve seen a lot of terrifying commercial bills posted online. Makes me wonder about my desk job this winter.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: August 31, 2022, 6:11 pm

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Comment from BJM
Time: September 2, 2022, 6:26 pm

@Drew548…they sell milk in plastic bags in Canada…don’t know how one keeps it air tight after opening the bag. I transfer milk and cream into glass bottles and suck out the air with a vacuum pump…keeps much longer and I like the icy cold that glass bottles impart to milk.

Remember when milk, butter & eggs were delivered to our doors? That thick layer of cream on top was the treat one earned for washing and setting out the empties.

When we lived in Melbourne every morning we briefly awoke to the clip-clop of the milk wagon in the predawn dark. Residents on each block had a schedule for who got the horse droppings…it grew prize roses…and Aussies, like their Briton cousins, are front garden proud.

Comment from BJM
Time: September 2, 2022, 6:59 pm

@ExpressoBold…Man, the time for heads on pikes is drawing near.

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