Milking Miss Daisy
Meet Miss Daisy (Pronouced with the appropriate southern drawl). She is the latest addition to our farm family. We purchased her from a local mennonite farmer who culled her from his herd because of her infertility problem. ( In the reality of farming a cow that is not pregnant will soon be heading for the slaughter house.) We rescued her and will give her a less stressful life for a while. She is a very large yet quiet cow.
Daisy is very patient with a couple of amateur milkers learning on the job. I used to occasionally milk my beef cattle who were not pleased with my efforts. Did you know a cow can kick sideways! Daisy is a pleasure to milk and "V" and I will get better.
The reward of our efforts.
Our first product, two gallons of milk. We will be scrambling to use four gallons of milk a day. The calf, Lucy, we are hand feeding, will get some. The sow, Ruby, will enjoy some as will Ben, the dog and the cats. We hope to make, butter, ice-cream, yogurt and cheese. Real cream for our coffee and fresh whole milk will be a daily delight.