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Raw Milk

In the evening, just before the pigs dinner I let them out into the field for a run and a grass munch. There is not a lot of grass yet so there is still a danger of them rooting. So their grass break is…

The Winter Weather of Extreme Dreariness

Ice was clinging to the trees as I went out to milk yesterday morning. Not a lot though and only a little snow.  No-one minded.  There was just enough ice in the trees to fill the air with the noise of … cracking and sliding…

The Land of Milk and Honey

Good morning everyone.  We spent almost all morning in the garden yesterday, weeding and gathering for our vegan feast.  The young people were entranced by the Duke of Kupa, who spent a lot of time sashaying about looking gorgeous.  His tail sways as he…

I Scream you Scream we all Scream for Icecream

Two days ago, on one of those tremendously hot days, Daisy launched herself into the milking parlour. She always pours through the door at speed, she has never and will never be a gentle giant of a cow.  The moment she hears the bell…

The Sisters of Shush make friends and a few raw milk facts

Yesterday the Shush Sisters came with me on their first proper walk. Though it was more of a trot.  A nerve wracking barely controlled jaunt.  At speed. The first half they spent racing along with me their little sucky chattering snouts attached to my…

I smell like a cow

Well to be precise by the end of the day yesterday I smelt like milk. Hopefully in a good way.  It was an odor that hung about me and made all the animals snuffle when I was close. So I figured I would go…

Outside my bedroom window

Outside my bedroom window is this view. Doesn’t that just make you want to go wild, like I don’t know, run in disorder through the tidy fields scattering wild flower seed  and dancing maniacally, twisting  and tangling all the straight rows!  All legs and…

Lemon Honey Cheesecake with a Twist of Mint and a milking machine.

Merry Christmas, John said as he carried two huge boxes through the kitchen door.  I checked the calender, yes,  still January. The milking machine had arrived.  Much excitement. If Daisy the cow could have seen us staring at the bewildering collection of bits and…

The Blood Tests are a Yes!

DAISY IS PREGNANT If all goes well, fingers crossed, touch wood and without walking under any ladders or having any black cats walk in front of anything and with some luck and good management she will be having her calf late May. May is…