We’re Drying Off Blossom

By |2024-03-24T19:51:25+00:00March 24, 2024|Uncategorized|

Earlier this month, our milk cow, Blossom, decided to wean her son, Joey. She began butting him away when he tried to nurse. She wasn't overly aggressive, just decisive and clear. I was impressed by her sudden decision. The next morning when it was time to milk she was not eager to come into the milking parlor. I led her [...]

Why No Yogurt?

By |2022-02-04T20:54:22+00:00January 28, 2022|Uncategorized|

Why No Yogurt? Cedar, the matriarch of our herd, decided to dry herself off early. What does that mean? First, it means, sadly, we do not have enough milk to make yogurt. Drying-off, means that she stopped giving milk. When we considered this more closely, we realized that over the past six years, we have dried Cedar off (gradually stopped [...]

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