Milk by maggiemae

Milk

I believe I can drive 4mins to our Natural Dairy Shop to buy the best milk. Didn't meet anyone and used the sanitiser when opening their fridge.
This is a sweet wee calf lying happily in the sun there.
Thankful for:
The basics - bread, eggs, milk, cheese!
How wondergul it must ne to get frsg milk! Many moons ago we did it too, the taste is just so different. Cute little calf 😊
April 2nd, 2020  
Such a delightful little calf - glad you are still able to get to your fresh supply ! - stay safe !
April 2nd, 2020  
@beryl Probably not supposed to being over 70 - not out of the house! But thought it was safe and the milk is so much worth it!
April 2nd, 2020  
Sweet calf...lovely to be able to purchase your delicious..milk..
April 2nd, 2020  
@happysnaps It is pasteurised but really , full milk. My thoughts are the milk fats are necessary for the body and blood to absorb all the good nutrients and vitamins of milk!
April 2nd, 2020  
A time when the animals and pets have not a care in the world. Beautiful picture.
April 2nd, 2020  
Cute
April 2nd, 2020  
Awww. How nice to still be able to get your milk!
April 2nd, 2020  
Lucky little calf, oblivious to all that's going on. Enjoy your milk. Everyone needs the basics!
April 2nd, 2020  
A lovely find. Be safe and well!
April 2nd, 2020  
bep
Sweet shot!
April 2nd, 2020  
All the years we farmed we used to get our own milk from the vat of milk before the tanker came to collect. Full fat & unpasteurised it was as pure & simple as you could find. All our kids were brought up on it & were strong & healthy. All of a sudden we were warned that green top milk as it was called was not allowed to be sold to the general public. We had to be tested regularly before we could give the b&bs our milk for their breakfast. I think green top milk is allowed to be sold now by a few dairies but they are checked constantly. We do have a few self service milk sellers as you do in NZ wher you take your bottle or jug & collect your own but they are few & far between. The milk does taste better no doubt about it. We buy semi skimmed these days as I don’t like too rich milk in my tea. Loved that the cream used to rise to the top...best in cereal & porridge!
April 2nd, 2020  
Ps I think that’s a bull calf by the look at that face!
April 2nd, 2020  
@happypat I think you are right, Pat! I took another photo of one standing and it was definitely a bull calf.
There are quite a few 'Dairies' popping up now everywhere. Interesting- with todays problems its like going balck to what it was 100 years ago!
April 2nd, 2020  
Cute calf!
April 3rd, 2020  
I'd count milk as an essential!!
April 3rd, 2020  
@golftragic If we ran out of meat, we could get our protein from drinking milk!
April 3rd, 2020  
nice presentation
April 3rd, 2020  
@maggiemae Absolutely right, not to mention cheese. Are you allowed to go to the supermarket and other essential shops, eg hardware?
April 3rd, 2020  
@golftragic Nobody over 70 is allowed outside, Marnie. As I am well over that and have a hubby with asthma all his life, I"m not going to risk it. No family close but neighbourhood is just wonderful!
April 3rd, 2020  
@maggiemae Fair enough MM, I'm 78, Les is 74 and has a compromised chest so like you I'm well aware of the risk/s. We are allowed out for essentials, work, medical and exercise, all socially distanced and well sanitised. Every country seems to be a bit different. Those rules apply nationally here, but each state has their own versions of other rules. We have only one family member about 10-15 Km away, but haven't yet had to ask. Next door neighbour is great too.
April 3rd, 2020  
@golftragic Interesting to hear from the horse's mouth! Do you know, when we run out of biscuits ( we are limiting ourselves to 1/2 a day), I just might have to bake some more -about 15 years since I did this!
April 3rd, 2020  
@maggiemae I'm probably being a tad simple, but I'm amazed at the differences between 365-ers different countries, particularly between NZ and Oz. Victoria (my state) has police out who are able to issue substantial fines for breaches of the rules, a bit like random breath-testing, or so we're told. As for baking, there's a bit of that going on here too. I've gone back to growing vegies, something I gave up when I could no longer kneel (metal knees hurt) or bend for long (artificial hip displaces). Got a raised bed and a little greenhouse with shelves in so I'm cookin' on gas now.
April 3rd, 2020  
@golftragic Great to hear - you have a bit to look forward to! My looking forward to is restricted to choosing what I want to buy instead of leaving it to my wonderful neighbours!
April 3rd, 2020  
@maggiemae oh gosh, hope you don't go stir-crazy. Surely you're allowed to do stuff in your garden/s.
April 3rd, 2020  
Back to fighting the cabbage moths once agin!!!
April 3rd, 2020  
@golftragic I try not to think how much NZ has borrowed to allow small business and those out of work to survive! Its billions!
April 3rd, 2020  
@maggiemae Thank goodness we have no cabbages in the garden - I hate cabbage!
April 3rd, 2020  
@maggiemae Same here in Oz, the amounts of money being thrown around as 'stimulus' are eye-watering. I find it somewhat ironic and rather amusing that a neo-liberal PM and government previously hell-bent on cutting government participation and 'interference' and spending has suddenly turned to Keynesianism and public spending.
April 4th, 2020  
@maggiemae The wretched things not only eat cabbage, they infest cauliflowers, broccoli, any other brassicas plus all the buk choy, pak choy etc vegies too. I hate boiled cabbage, but it's not bad lightly sauted in butter, esp with a little bacon too.
April 4th, 2020  
So precious! Sweet FAV!
April 4th, 2020  
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