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Using a small portable milking machine the two girls are milked in less than 1/2 hr.
Bessie, on the left, uh, in the MIDDLE, is standard sized; Chocolate on the right is an Old World Jersey (they have NOT been bred up in size).

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Comment by Sylvia Bernstein on September 1, 2010 at 6:41am
Sorry if those weren't for group consumption, Amy...Ning works in mysterious ways! I'm with David, though. I thoroughly enjoyed all of them (are those your grandchildren?) and it is great to see your home surroundings.
Comment by David Hart on August 31, 2010 at 9:06am
Hi Amy, Actually, I enjoyed all your pictures. It's nice seeing picts of a 'farm' :-)
Brought back lots of memories and re-newed the dreams of having a 'real farm'.
Thanks again...hope your husband has a great sense of humor... :-)
Comment by Amy D Crawford on August 31, 2010 at 8:21am
Sylvia, I didn't realize that the website picks up the pictures from individual pages and cycles them. I was thinking that my pics don't have much to do with aqua-ponics yet!!!
But glad the "one" picture brought a bit of humor to the start of the morning!
amy
Comment by Amy D Crawford on August 31, 2010 at 8:16am
David,

I think my husband is going to "kill" me when he sees this picture.... but it was just too good to pass up! But we do enjoy our milk cows. Such a trip.

I had no idea how good raw milk was until a vet brought some to a workshop I attended.... being from the medical field I was scared to death of it. How sad... But his bringing the raw milk triggered some good discussion about the whys and wherefores of pasteurization. I did try the milk and was very impressed. Went home and did some more research about what is lost in food value & taste when they treat bulk milk.

We don't sell it (we make butter, cheese, and feed the excess to our pigs for premium meat) but there are some people who sell cow shares: the equiv of $15/gallon here in northern california (the cost of land really drives the price up). Of course that gallon includes heavy cream (for butter/cheese), 1/2&1/2, as well as milk. Which makes the "milk" price closer to under $10 a gallon... still to high for the average consumer...

The questions is NOT "Why is healthy food so expensive, but WHY is industrial food so cheap?"

anyway, appreciated your comment. Smiles and laughs are always a good way to start a day!
amy
Comment by Sylvia Bernstein on August 31, 2010 at 7:11am
Amy, this is hilarious! Thanks for the laugh
Comment by David Hart on August 31, 2010 at 6:47am
Hi Amy, this picture gave me a good morning laugh ! 'Thanks' so much.
It also reminded me of when I was little, my great-uncle had some cows. I grew up drinking 'raw' milk.
Now the Gov't says thats a 'crime', and people pay good money for it....????

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