I always wash at the granular stage. Lots of rinsing. We have awesome well water. My problem is that I get tired of pressing all the buttermilk out with the paddles. My butter will last a long time in the freezer. Lots of ghee making here too!
Thanks dunderi about the freezer tip. I didn't know that.
Just when I think I know everything about cows, my girls let me know that I don't know anything!
Post by justonecow on Mar 14, 2017 21:31:10 GMT -5
I believe rosalind has a blog post about washing at the granular stage. I started doing that because it made the whole washing job a lot easier and faster. I have never had my butter go bad and I always have some out on the counter. Currently using butter from last Sept. (while making pounds and pounds more, wish this calf would drink more milk).
Those wooden butter paddles are not cheap, but it would probably save my wrists. Oh, and I use county water.
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mamacherri10: good afternoon! I have not been on the website in a long time. Have a new jersey milk cow and am looking to see how long she needs to be dried up prior to calving? She is due the third week of May.
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steven888: Dry her up now, she needs 6 wks of rest.
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highlandteen: five to six weeks is generally suggested
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