Saturday, July 16, 2011

Day 269 - Farm Junk

Thought of the day: We finally made a leap of faith and decided to get cow shares for raw milk. I made the prerequisite visit to the farm today. It was a pretty long and boring drive but it was good to see the farm.  The cows graze on organically grown grass and they are fed nothing else.  As a result, the amount of milk they would produce is a paltry fraction of what a "normal" dairy cow would produce.  But what milk it would be - full of nutrients and super tasty.  In addition, the milk won't go through a high temperature pasteurization process that can destroy probiotics and enzymes which naturally occur in the milk and aid in the digestion of it.  The farm relies on its high sanitary standards and lots of testing to ensure the safety of its production.  They do more than what most farms are willing to go through - every batch of milk is tested for pathogens before it goes out of the door.  In any case, we put a lot of trust in this farm mainly because a couple of our friends, including long term customers, put a lot of trust in it too.  Hopefully, our trust will pay off and give us a long lasting health benefit in return.

Photo of the day:

One person's junk is another person's treasure.  How true it is!  I was glad to run into what looked like a junk yard in the farm. This colorful mess of farm castaways was a delight to photograph, especially against the cloudy and dramatic sky.

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