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At R Family Cow Workshops, we’ve been teaching folks how to milk a cow…
make butter, yogurt, simple cheese, and ice-cream; as well as giving pointers on finding, feeding, fencing, and breeding a backyard cow; since 2002. We hope you’ll enjoy the following Family Cow Foto Album!
Katie Gilmore bought a Miniature Jersey calf from Local Farm during the spring of 2011. Her name is Susan. She calved on May 15, 2013 with a lively heifer named Samantha.
Part of the purchase agreement was that Susan’s first calf would belong to Local Farm. On May 20, Margaret and I traveled to visit Katie, Susan, and Samantha at Katie’s Stone Silo Farm in Woodbury, CT.
We were quite impressed with Susan’s corner stanchion, designed and built by Katie’s husband Steve…
As a volunteer therapeutic driving instructor for the CT Little Britches program, Katie has interesting carts, equines and a very slick harness storage set-up.
Katie raised Susan so she’d have a reliable source of raw milk for cheese-making. She also makes cheese with milk from her goats. She and her husband Steve, sent us off with a generous portion of chevre that was so delicious, we had eaten it all before we got home! Find out about her cheese-making classes from her website: easypeasyhomecheesemaking.com or email Katie directly at: Easypeasycheese@yahoo.com.
We were delighted to visit Kim Thorn in her new chocolate shop where she makes and sells chocolates using milk from their own cows. Read Kathryn Boughton‘s wonderful description in her article for the Litchfield County Times, Note that beside selling chocolates and farm-fresh pasturized CREAM-LINE milk, Kim offers classes in cheese-making. You can call her for details at 860-309-2545 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Besides Holstein and Jersey cows, Kim and Clint raise Texas Longhorns. Call about their FREE farm tours of their new, old-fashioned dairy barn, milk-house, milking a cow, feeding a calf, and viewing these spectacular cattle!
Making butter for a meal can involve the whole family! This Thanksgiving, Emy Osborne handed her guests 8 jars of cream to shake into butter.
If you are serious about making your own, here’s a great VIDEO on the home butter making process.
Skipping the preliminary cow rescue and using milk from our own cows, we have made this wonderful cheese at Local Farm and highly recommend it!