Monday morning was the first day since Jan delivered her calf that I kept milk for the house. It is wonderful to have fresh milk again. It simply tastes pure.....I can think of no other way to describe it. I kept six quarts yesterday morning and another six quarts this morning. We are big milk drinkers and it will go fast. Tomorrow morning I will run the milk through the cream separator and start saving cream until I have enough to make a fresh batch of butter. I will continue to do that in the mornings until we need whole milk again for the house. In the evening I give milk to the barn cats ~ they lap it up quickly and I love to see them with their frothy milk mustaches :)
I have several butter customers and milk customers who buy whole and skim. Even so, there is always milk left over. I've been keeping my eye out for another calf to purchase to feed the excess milk to but have found nothing so far. Perhaps Santa will bring me one :)
He got another pretty ribbon!
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