Showing posts with label raw milk. Show all posts
Showing posts with label raw milk. Show all posts

23 May 2016

walking Jemima

Micah has taken up the job of walking Jemima, one of our milk cows, from the pasture each night.  She needs to walk separately from Abby and Daisy because she has a hip that is slowing her down.  He is so proud of this job, and has developed a bond with her.  

(If you look closely in the first picture, you can see a mama fox in the field--slightly above and right of our black cow, Abby--that lives under our neighbors shed with 6 kits...)

01 June 2015

bringing the cows over

She loves to watch Adam bring the cows over each night to the pasture by our barn.  Often, we all sit on the porch and watch the cows come over from whichever pasture they've been on for the day.  

28 May 2014

around the

Having some issues with my farm photos for this week--so we'll head to the kitchen!
Milking three cows for our micro-dairy means we eat lots of dairy products here.
The main one (besides all of the raw milk my kids drink) is yogurt (I've mentioned this before).  I make more than 7 quarts a week!  I just snapped this photo of what our yogurt looks like since our cows are back on pasture--check out that cream!
I've also been experimenting with cultured butter.  I started leaving our cream out at room temperature for 8 hours before making butter, but have been leaving it out even longer now.  The taste of the butter when the cows are out on fresh pasture is quite strong and my kids are still getting used to it, but I've been enjoying it on some homemade spelt bread.  

What's going on around your farm, garden or homestead (OR in your kitchen) ??
Leave a link in the comments--I'd love to see!

06 March 2013

homegrown icecream

yesterday, i made a new icecream recipe.
it turned out great!**  a yummy use of our homegrown eggs, milk & cream (thanks, jemima!)

**turned out great...after a little accident (what a MESS!!)

06 February 2013

belated introduction

A week before Fenna was born, we bought another milk cow! 
Her name is Jemima and she came from  Family Cow Farmstand (a great raw milk dairy farm).
Adam says she is very sweet and mellow, easy to work with and milk.

Welcome, Jemima!