Saturday, May 12, 2012

Sacrebleu! A New Moo!

Once again I set the bar out of reach for the rest of my fellow husbands by buying a funtastic Mothers Day gift for my wife: a 2 year old Jersey heifer due with her first calf in about a month. Once we get her producing milk we should get 45-50 lbs of milk a day which is around 5 gallons of raw milk with super high butterfat and protein content. Cheese and butter anyone?





5 comments:

co_heir said...

Well, I certainly can't compete with that!

Arthur Sido said...

Game. Set. Match.

Debbie said...

Wow - that's a lot of milk! Even my super picky eater who inhales milk instead of food couldn't put a dent in that....

Arthur Sido said...

Debbie, we can use a couple of gallons a day but I expect to make lots of butter and cheese. We are also thinking about getting some feeder pigs to give the excess to.

Debbie said...

Butter and cheese sound good, too!

There's a farm near us that does herd shares - people pay $30 to have a "share" of a cow, and then get a gallon of milk a week for $3.00. Can you do that, or does everyone around you already have access to fresh milk?