Does anyone here have experience with buying milk jugs? I went online and searched, the only thing I can find are companies that charge way too much. $1.22 per jug with shipping!!! Thats crazy. You can buy jugs of water in the store for less than that. So someone must sell these jugs cheaper. Do you know of any place that does.
My problem is with my share holders, no matter how many times I send notes in coolers telling them their bottles are stinky they keep coming back that way. So I am thinking of going all plastic.
Last Edit: Jan 26, 2010 10:19:06 GMT -5 by barnydhppy
Daisy the cow Cooter the bull calf 5 horses 1 pony 2 mini donkeys 2 chocolate labs 1 english bull dog puppy 11 barn cats
I buy them from a local orchard, and they charge me around .39 per jug. I just received a bill for two sleeves of half gallons (I think there are 50 jugs in each sleeve), and the total was around $39.00.
This orchard is the only one who will sell to me. None of the others can be bothered.
The name of the manufacturer that supplies this orchard is
Hmmmm, I wonder if it would work if--rather than a note telling them their bottles are stinky--you sent a note asking them to fill the empty bottle in cold water, let it soak and rinse it out. That way, you're talling them what you want.
Dan Jake & Fiolka Registered Heritage BreedMini-Jerseys; Camelia, their heiffer calf; Sammi & Rosie registered, heritage Tamworth pigs; Grazyna - Nubian doe Muscovy ducks, chickens, Toulouse & Embden Geese
We have stopped ordering online, since Angie said Borden dairy sells them (about 5 miles from our house). They charge 13.00 for a sleeve of 48, however the lids are 48.00 for 2000! Luckily Angie's mom shared some with me so I didn't have to buy the lids in bulk. We have bought water jugs for .49 and save them through hurricane season, then use them as a backup for milk jugs. I don't like the old stickers and the mess it is to get that off, but no one else seems to mind. As for glass, soak them overnight with water and baking soda, that should help.
Live fully. Love life. Go play outside. It works for me!
i always run my returned jars through the dishwasher, as I can never know how well others are washing them and with what. Some of the dishwasher detergent leaves a residue that I can taste in the milk, so I just wash every jar that comes in. I am looking to getting a portable dishwasher for my milk room, so they don't interfere with my house dishes, but... until then, sometimes I just run a load in the middle of the day.
Shalali (rhymes with ukulele)- Farmer Sally Josephine Wilder ~ The Wonder Cow (mid-sized Mini-Jersey) American Guinea Hogs, Keeper of Bees in Top-Bar hives, Chickens, Barn cats, House cats, Guard dog, House dog, Husband & 2 Boys
We buy ours from Consolidated Container (Sherman, Texas) for $0.26 per half gallon bottle plus $0.03 per cap - good news is this company is nationwide - you can contact the headquarters at (678) 742-4600.
If you're in Texas, call Promised Land Dairy. I talked to a guy there and he gets bottles from Mexico. He knew where to get plastic ones, but I've since lost that information to a stack of paperwork I emailed from their website and he called me back. A VERY nice man. promisedlanddairy.com
link verified: 9.1.10
Last Edit: Sept 1, 2010 15:43:32 GMT -5 by barnydhppy
Last Edit: Mar 1, 2011 20:04:35 GMT -5 by barnydhppy
Tig - 3/4 Jersey 1/4 Dexter 12 yr
Pepper-Angus/Dexter/Jersey 7 yr
Mocha (aka Crazy Cow) 6 yr
Eva Holstein 6 yr
Maggie - HoJo 5 yr
Chloe - Jersey/Dexter 5 yr
Brie - Jersey - 4 yr
Holly - Ho/Angus and Sage Jersey/Mini Jersey milk cows in waiting
farmerjohnkauai: Anybody got a peppermint oil udder rub recipe?
May 12, 2015 18:07:50 GMT -5
mocha: I just was looking around for some answers when I came across this board and found it very informative. Our Jersey cow has a calf about a week ago and I am not getting much milk from her..a litre maybe. What can I do?
May 13, 2015 9:06:36 GMT -5
wyomama: mocha, please do post a thread in the Family Cow section - people viewing on thier phones don't see the chat box.
May 13, 2015 15:15:41 GMT -5
hackberry: im in Abilene..i wanted a one way disk to reseed my little traps I have..but I do have a spring harrow..i read an article on red river crab grass..and they said u could reseed in spring w/one way harrow...the article said u could have year round grazing w/
May 22, 2015 22:31:37 GMT -5
This book is intended as an inspirational manual for keeping a family milk cow. A lifetime of practical experience has been bound into one volume. Practical advice for the everyday and procedures for cow emergencies. Plus, answers to FAQ's like, 'Should you get a cow?' and 'How Much Space do I need?'