Friday, December 11, 2009

Got Milk?

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I know. I know. You've heard about the milk. But we love our milk. And I'm going to talk about it some more.
So the little calf was born and now mommy cow is giving us our milk again. When we picked it up last night, all the critters were tucked into the barn for the night, and we didn't get to see the new little Jersey. Maybe next time though.
The farm is now selling cow shares and is planning on expanding their dairy herd. If you live in the Knoxville area and want more info, just post a comment with your email address and I'll give you the number for the farm. If you don't live nearby, go here to find raw milk in your area.
So you can love your milk too.
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10 comments:

  1. YUM! I even have that glass. Milk isn't something we have sourced yet. Milk and chicken. We are looking in our area. Raw milk is so good!

    Val

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  2. aaaaah! Look at that beautiful face!
    So cool you get fresh milk.

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  3. I'm curious how this 'cow shares' works. We have a cow and share milk with two other families, and I'm wondering if there is a 'better way' to do this. Can you give me an idea how it works?

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  4. It's basically to satisfy legal requirements in TN. Here, it's not legal to buy or sell raw milk, but you can drink milk from your own cow. So farmers will sell cow shares, meaning several people buy a cow together. Then you pay a monthly boarding/care fee to the farmer for taking care of "your" cow, which translates into so much per gallon that you are getting. That way, legally, you are not buying raw milk, just drinking milk from your own cow and paying someone to take care of your cow. For instance, the farm where we get our milk charges a one time fee of $100 for a share of the cow. Then there is $30/month boarding fee which is really 1 gallon a week for $7/gallon. Make sense?

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  6. P.S. It's not like this in all states.

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  7. What a lovely blog post... How wonderful to be able to go and buy your milk from a dairy farm. That little calf must be precious...I like the idea of cow shares:)

    Have a great week:)

    Warmly

    Linda

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  8. This post makes me want to make a steamer with honey.
    Your girl.. she is what beauty is all about.

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  9. We have raw milk available in our area, by cow sharing, but unforunately the cost is unaffordable, $8 a gallon! Wish I lived near you!

    Also, stopping by to let you know that I have a new blog home. Come visit me at www.inthesparrowsnest.com if you have a chance!

    Blessings,
    Melissa

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  10. I can't imagine how fresh that milk must taste!

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