You are cordially invited to join us for a day of fun, education, Fabulous REAL food, and even some door prizes focused on learning to care for a family cow.
Next Class: May 28th, 2016 from 9am to 5 ish pm
Rain Back up date is June 4th
Where: Misty Morning Farm
Tuition: $125 We also welcome another family member to come and audit the class for an additional $35 Note: This does not include prizes or hands on milking time for auditors! We have several VERY nice prizes donated by Lancater Ag, Hoegger, ChaffHaye, and Agri Dynamics each year which are providers that we recommend.
Reservations: Send a non-refundable $25 to hold your spot via check or paypal.
Everyone brings an assigned ingredient for lunch that a caterer prepares. Misty Morning Farm will provide mid morning and mid afternoon refreshments and drinks. We usually have some homemade dairy goodies on the list to inspire us all.
This will be an all-day event and will include several subjects revolving around the delight of milk cow care and stewardship so that you are ready to naturally care for your very own Cud Chewing Beauty Queen aka Family Milk Cow : ). Subjects will include but not be limited to the following:
How to milk and train your first cow, tips and tricks
How to feed your cow for optimal rumen health, how to buy hay with many samples and their corresponding tests
How to train your calf, when is the PROPER time to wean your calf from milk, how to share milk with the calf
How to treat naturally. AND Where are the health food stores for cows or can my cow stay healthy on the status quo minerals etc. from my local feed store! How to avoid and treat mastitis. How to avoid and treat milk fever and ketosis. All three of these are the scourge of dairy cows. Testing options.
How to do simple rotational grazing to reduce weeds, improve forage variety and quality, and make your field more resistant to drought. How to draw earthworms and improve the soil fertility, simply.
How to make a few products from your excess milk, like cheese and butter, we will get to sample too! How about a milk shake made with fresh fruit and A2 milk!!
Q and A
Note: Students will not have a lot of hands on time milking the cow. Most importantly, we want to teach the techniques, but the reality of it is, you learn the techniques first and then over a couple weeks of milking you will become proficient. We want to focus on technique, not having time to each milk a cow. If you have clarification questions, please email us here.
We now have Milking School on DVD with a Companion Manual.