Here is a recent picture of our momma cow and her baby. This calf still isn't staying home very well. Michael has put much effort into securing our fences, but she always finds a way to escape to the neighbor's farm. She comes home when it is time to drink some milk. I am getting ready to order my supplies for milking so maybe we will be ready to milk soon.
Michael and I were talking with a couple that owned a dairy farm. Michael asked the wife if they drank the raw milk. She made an awful face and said "NO"! I found that to be odd. Many of the dairy farmers around here won't drink their own milk. That gave me food for thought. To be honest, I haven't met one dairy farmer that consumes his/her own farm's product. Of course, I haven't met every dairy farmer here in our county, but still I have chatted with quite a few of them. They look at us like we have 2 heads when we mention milking and DRINKING our own cow's milk.
grace and peace,