When you run as truly micro #microdairy as we do there’s never a drop of milk spare. Customers order in advance and I put their milk in the #farmshop fridge with their name on. It’s a simple easy system that I can manage and makes for relaxed days not worrying about disappointing customers.
Nothing like a winter afternoon for chilling out scratching on trees and eating twigs!
👇👇My ten steps for easy-calving cows 👇👇
Can’t beat #tallow for the best tasting #roast as well as the most healthy stable fat to cook with at high temps. This tallow, like the beef it is sitting on, is made of carbon sucked in from the atmosphere by photosynthesising 🌱 using perennial sunlight 🌞 energy, eaten by our herd of #rarebreed traditional #herefordcattle .
I have a customer on #TheMilkCure they have lost a stone in the first month and report feeling full of energy, none of their previously constant joint and back aches and are sleeping much better. To find out more read the fascinating book The Untold Story of Milk by Ron Schmid. #raw #milk #cure
Just so uplifting to watch the calves go crazy playing tag 😃🐮💕using their mums as markers to race around! Worked up a good thirst on a frosty day ❄️💕🐮
The gorgeous Plum brought a lovely little bull calf into the world yesterday. She popped him out, licked him dry, fed him, cleansed and even cleared up her cleansing all by herself and stood pleased as punch by the time I came looking over her door to see how she was getting on, I was sure she was thinking “look what I’ve got! 😊”. Plum is one of the Jersey cows I imported from Jersey island this year and this will be the first calf she gets to keep and raise herself. She has been lovely today, stood very nicely while I milked her to relieve the pressure on her voluptuous udder and been very happy to stay inside tucked up next to her calf. 💕🐮
Ah the wonderful Custard in the parlour this morning. How I love 💕 this cow 😍🐮she is the bees knees in every way - the queen bee 🐝 of the herd, the most prolific in the parlour yet a chilled and super easy cow. She has one little quirk for which I indulge her, and that is to always have her calf in the parlour with her. So you see Treacle, her second stunning heifer calf, stood quietly next to her. Treacle doesn’t need to be suckling but Custard just likes to know she’s there. You’ll see one inflation plugged and folded down, so I am milking just three quarters leaving the fourth full for Treacle. Seven weeks into her lactation and from those three Q’s Custard gives a gushing 9-10L, so we know Treacle is getting a fine breakfast of at least 3L!! Scrumptious 😋🥛❣️
I am very much a believer in #localfood but we produce such specialist highly sought after nutrient-rich food 😋🥛❣️that demand from enlightened consumers around the country has reached fever pitch and sending the odd courier has become part of our vision to connect and share with those who care not only about their own health but that of the animals that produce their food and the planet too 🐮👪🌍💕🦋🐝🌸💕 we send our produce via overnight courier in fabulous environmentally sustainable @wearewoolcool packaging ❄️📦♻️