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Jim@Concordfarms.    Posted 01-02-2005 at 10:46:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a 40 acre field that is away from my main farm that I rent out to a farmer who lives next door to it. He came over Friday to settle up for the year. I watched him struggle up the sidewalk with a big package. He brought me a big ham, 2 gallons of fresh milk, and 2 pounds of fresh-churned butter. This is one of those rocket scientist farmers with the college degree, GPS, radar, 16 row planter, and a 250,000 dollar combine. I guess I must of had a skeptical look on my face. He explained that with 4 little boys, he and the wife were going thru 1 1/2 gallons of milk a day, so they bought a milk cow. I just couldn't believe it. I thought milking one cow by hand was out of the question for a 3,000 acre yuppie farmer. Nope, him and the wife both milk and she went to an auction and bought a churn and makes butter twice a week. I just love it when my faith in the younger generation is restored! Jim.

KellyGa    Posted 01-03-2005 at 10:03:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
I look forward to that way of life. I am learning all about how to take care of a milk cow for when we get our place. I always want to be well informed about an animal before I get one. I already have the chickens for their eggs, did a good job raising them up. Yep, checking on the process of making all the good dairy products straight from my cow. :)

Alias    Posted 01-02-2005 at 11:58:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Jim, I know exactly what you mean. It's always a pleasure to know people like that. Sounds to me like his world isn't all about money but more about a good way of life......gfp

Steve/TN    Posted 01-02-2005 at 11:15:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
When you shake hands with a feller that hand milks, you know you have shook hands.

Les    Posted 01-02-2005 at 10:50:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yup, that's good. Builds character. To say nothing of muscles.

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