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Fresh Butter

November 28th, 2015 · No Comments · farming

Here’s something we’re thankful for on this holiday weekend: the butter we get from our Jersey cow, Emily. I’m still a novice when it comes to milking and making dairy products, so I can’t explain the mechanics behind the evolution of Emily’s milk. It was pretty thin when we first started milking her in the […]

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Rites of Milk

November 22nd, 2015 · No Comments · farming

Our Jersey cow Emily continues to amaze. The other day I skimmed a quart of cream from the gallon I’d collected from her over two days. That’s an astonishing amount compared to what she was producing when we first started milking her in the spring. Likewise, when I make ricotta cheese lately, the yield is […]

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October 22nd, 2015 · 2 Comments · farming

On Tuesday I gave our Jersey cow Emily the last in a series of hormone shots to get her pregnant and wouldn’t you know the needle was bent and I watched precious drops of that magic elixir spill onto the ground. Would 10 days of  “synchronizing” Emily be for naught. Eighteen hours later, our local […]

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