Producing great-flavored milk is an art. If your farmer is wanting to create more "wow" milk, show him/her this list and offer to help if you can. Maximizing flavor requires dedication and diligence and may require higher milk prices to cover additional costs. Be patient and supportive.Read More
It was a beautiful, sunny day. I was standing in the pasture admiring Chocolate’s adorable new calf, Fudge, born earlier that day. He was the first calf of the season. Mom and the other six cows were contentedly grazing nearby.
I casually looked up across the pasture and, to my utter surprise, found us being stalked by a very large German Sheppard that seemed to have come out of nowhere.Read More
The hallmark of nature's food is variety and change. The food changes with the seasons and with available nutrients. It also contains the uniqueness of the individual plant or animal. This is what makes natural food interesting and continually enjoyable instead of boring.Read More
There are many commendable organizations and blogs fighting a great fight for raw milk and food freedom and I fully support them, but I think the movement is missing something. These fights, noble as they are, inadvertently keep raw milk in the frame of "fringe", "extreme", "questionable". Even places that just talk about it's health benefits tend to make raw milk the cure for everything (thus fringe, extreme, questionable).Read More
It's great to have milk that keeps a long time, but that cream sure can get hard to re-incorporate and this makes the milk much less appealing. Shaking the milk vigorously is very damaging to it and doesn't even do that great of a job, but my husband came up with a really clever solution.Read More