I have to get rid of some of my milk for room in the fridge and jars for tomorrow's milking. We have a couple gallons of stuff that doesn't smell "bad" but is starting to smell ummm... gamey? It smells like the cow! Just not so fresh, y/k? So... I tried making butter but it tastes a little like the gamey milk. Would yogurt work since it's innoculated and all? Cheese, probably not, huh? Dump it, take the loss? It's more than my chickens can eat in a day but I know it doesn't really matter if it sits out for them. Just wondering if there is something else I can do for human consumption with it.
Tracy - wife and mom to 7 little ones. Keeper of 6 jerseys. 35 or so chickens, pigs, dogs, and a few cats. Following where the Lord leads us!
This is a little late: but I would just make clabber out of it for the critters. Or use it for fertilizer. If I have plenty of fresh stuff coming in, I don't mess with the older, more 'ripe' milk. I know how easy it is to forget one or two gallons--someone stuck them on a different shelf, or the date tag came off....it happens! Janene
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moserfam6: I am in the Kansas City area and need some comfrey to make a poultice and/or feed to a cow that broke her leg. Anyone know where I can find some comfrey?
Dec 7, 2013 17:44:35 GMT -5
jettat: Need help yearling bull calf got into pig food sometime since yesterday and is down with diarrhea. Vet didn't come out but said only thing to do is give it Kaopetric (SP) but don't give us much hope. Any suggestions would be a big help.
Dec 8, 2013 15:26:03 GMT -5
milkman: You need to post this in the 911 Section immediately.
Dec 10, 2013 22:52:52 GMT -5
hroewe: Just finished Joann's book. It was fantastic!
Dec 12, 2013 23:11:17 GMT -5
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