Saturday, January 22, 2011
Tomorrow starts a new adventure for our family. We are driving to Missouri to (hopefully) pick up a Jersey heifer cow! Yep, that's right, we are going to try our hand at milking. Course, it will be a while before we see any dairy goodness - she is just 7 months old. But I am still dreaming of fresh milk, butter, real cream for my morning coffee, and PUDDING!!! I will be able to make home made pudding and not have to worry about using up most of a gallon of milk! (Can you tell I like pudding?) There will be a lot of learning involved. The only opportunity I have ever had to milk a cow, I chickened out because my head was awfully close to her giant skull crushing hooves and I just couldn't do it. My hubby has milked cows and even worked in a dairy in his youth, so he has a much better understanding. I can't wait!