So firstly, a little apology to my followers (to which I think there are about 5 of you, including Beth!) for not wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. The intention was there, but with everything I just didn’t get there, sorry! As always, cows and calves come first and they sure did over December and January and will no doubt continue to do so this month as well. But there we go, keeps me nice and busy.
So last month, we excitingly reached our capacity on our bulk milk tank meaning that we need collection twice a day. Beating the 10,000ltr mark in one a day is quite and achievement for the number of cows we have and it was a real chuffed moment for us all. It does however come with its logistical challenges and costs, but we’re getting there thankfully. The peak in milk is a combination of lots things, predominantly cows calving and a change in nutrition, which is really rewarding when everything comes together, so good work team. Not so nice when the price of milk drops soon after, but I’m trying not to dwell on that!
Apart from the weather, the other thing that does wind me up in January are the diets. Don’t get me wrong I’m all for a health kick after the Christmas indulgence, but I struggle to understand why people feel that milk is something that should be eliminated from the diet completely in order to lose weight. Yes I’m bias, of course I am, but I find it really worrying that people don’t know how good milk actually is for them. Filled with protein, calcium, iodine, vitamins B2, B12, potassium and phosphorous, milk is one of the most nutritious food stuff available to us.
Its now Februdairy…(as you know, I’m pretty clueless when it comes to social media) but anything that promotes British Dairy is only a good thing in my mind and will no doubt help spread the positive message on milk. So cheers, here’s to the white stuff; it brings me challenges, stress, tears on occasion but a real sense of pride and joy and my cereals and I wouldn’t be without it!
Love Janet x
P.S Meg is doing great, growing fast and drives me crazy most mornings but all good.