Well, we officially have an electric fence (that means I am a big toughy pants and worked my bummy off today) (and Joe helped, of course)- so that means by next weekend we will officially have a cow. Clara is coming to be our family cow. She will provide us with lovely delicious, raw, whole, grass-fed, real milk. And cheese, butter, yogurt, sour cream, etc.
This isn't Clara, but this what she mostly looks like.
I will be making cheese, yogurt, butter, etc. pretty regularly (and by that I mean constantly) since my nice small 1,000 pound darling Clara gives 5 1/2 gallons of milk a DAY. So, although I would like to try to use it all because I really like milk and anything made from milk, I probably shouldn't single handedly consume 5 1/2 gallons of milk a day. That said, I am now accepting applications from people who want to get their milk here. For their pets. Because in New York State, I could get in big doo-doo for selling raw milk for human consumption. So, if you have a pet (wink wink) or know of someone who has a pet that needs some milk, feel free to pass this info along and let me know. If you are wondering why the heck someone would want raw milk (for their pets, of course), check out this article.
And because, otherwise, we'll be swimming in milk...