Wednesday, March 03, 2010

The foresight! The vocabulary! The synapses!

Truen is two. Yesterday afternoon we were outside, stomping on the ice in the driveway, as Squeeze drove in. Truen saw him and announced, "We gonna get crushed!"

It made my mind spin. Amazing.


erinangelats said...

I am a mom of three and am expecting my first "real milk" today. I am a little worried about giving it to my kids. I have a 2 and 4-year-old. I also have a 6-month -old but she will not get any of course. What has been your experience with raw milk safety and kids? I am getting milk from MN based Kalisch farms...
Thanks so much for your blog. I am looking forward to reading more tonight after I put all the kids to bed!!
Erin Angelats

a. borealis said...

Hello Erin -- fun to hear from you!

I'm feeling inspired to an entire post on this, but I want to get something out there for you ASAP.

There is only one rule in food safety dealing with raw milk and that is: KNOW YOUR SOURCE. In this case, you farm looks awesome. Grass-fed, organic, no soy - you can't get much better than that! If you haven't already, I'm sure they would welcome a tour for you to see with your own eyes.

Real, raw milk is not inherently dangerous. It is the conditions in which it is reared/obtained. Factory farming requires pasteurization because of where it comes from: a factory-like setting, where cows are not leading natural lives. Healthy cows on healthy farms produce healthy milk.

Congratulations! There is so much you can do with raw milk. Unlike pasteurized milk, it doesn't you can use it even after it isn't necessarily palatable (though my elderly Polish neighbor remembers being fed "sour milk" by her mother as a girl).

Real milk is SO delicious. Full, creamy, milky. Grocery store stuff pales in comparison once you get used to the real thang.

I have more, but my 4yo is begging for me to play "Mama Deer". :)