Monday, January 16, 2012

Milk and Butter

Guess what this is?


Fresh from the cow.......whole milk!

We spent Saturday night with my husband's stepbrother and his new wife. She has a very interesting mother and dad. They live on many acres, off the beaten path, with no electricity or running water. They raise cows, chickens...have a huge garden and are completely self sufficient. They live this lifestyle by choice and are very happy. They raise and sell a rare tea that has strong cancer fighting properties. They have a waiting list of customers wanting the tea. (I wish I had written down the name of it but.....)

This brings me to the milk part of the story. I don't recall ever having fresh whole milk. Brother in law skimmed off the cream, which was 3 or 4 inches deep and asked me if I'd like a taste of the remaining milk. Of course I had to taste, which led to a big glass. It was so delicious. It had a rich taste almost like a malt flavor and I loved it. I could drink that milk everyday. He said they feed the cows the correct foods (don't know what those are) to make them produce the best milk they can. I'd say they are spot on cause it was yummy.

Of course you can't have fresh milk without:


Yes, you're right....butter. And yes, I put it on my biscuit along with homemade strawberry preserves. What a wonderful flavor.

I can't wait to go back and visit them when fresh vegetables are plentiful.  All organic, homegrown locally by family members......Welcome to the family Cathy!

16 comments:

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This sounds like a interesting and happy couple.

I tasted fresh milk years ago in Ireland from my sister-in-law's father's cows. It was amazing and so was their home made butter.

It's Just Dottie said...

They sound like my kind of people!!!
Smiles ,Dottie

Betsy from Tennessee said...

That is neat... As much as I love my life, I am sorta envious of that kind of life.. Bet that milk was good...In fact, I'll bet everything they eat is FABULOUS....

Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Deb said...

we might all have to go back to that life style some day....sounds like a fun weekend..

Jill said...

Glad you had a good time!

Michelle a.k.a. Farmchick said...

I would love to taste real milk. I admire their lifestyle and I think we all could learn a lot from them.

Cloudia said...

that is the good life!


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Betsy said...

Wow...I do admire that. Don't think I could live without the water and electricity, but I have no doubt the food is extraordinary!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I am completely and totally jealous! blessings, marlene

oceangirl said...

This somehow reminds me of Heidi!

gigihawaii said...

I drink skim milk. Never tasted fresh whole milk, but I'll take your word that it was delicious. Interesting family.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Brings back childhood memories!! Used to love churning the butter, but my favorite thing was to get a can of peaches (in heavy syrup, of course) when I would get home from school and pour that thick, rich cream all over them and ENJOY! Oh, my! I can't imagine the calorie count in that. LOL!

Cathy sounds like a wonderful addition to your family!! I'm going to look forward to hearing more about future visits!

blessings ~ Tanna

Solar Powered said...

Totally up you ally, don't tell Jared about people living off the grid and raising tea...he might move in.

Kim, USA said...

I haven't tried fresh milk and I bet that butter is something to try too. I wonder what's the name of the tea they had made since I love tea. ^_^ Happy Wednesday!

Kim, USA

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

THAT is so cool! No electricity OR water? Oh my...yet I an in awe of it! I bet their lives are SO MUCH fuller and they enjoy the little things SO much more.

Kay said...

I'm so jealous! That looks wonderful and so much healthier. My husband remembers drinking milk that was separated MANY years ago. It's great to be so self sufficient.