You are cordially invited to join us for a day of fun, education, and even some door prizes.
When: May 17, 2014 from 9am to 5pm (May 24th rain date) Where: Misty Morning Farm
Tuition: $90 We also welcome another family member to come and audit the class for an additional $30 Note: This does not include hands on milking time for auditors!!!!!
Reservations: Send a non-refundable $25 to hold your spot via check or paypal.
We will do lunch differently this year. Everyone bring a bag lunch and we’ll sit in the shade and enjoy our meal together. Unless as a group, we vote to do a potluck. We will communicate with each as it gets closer. 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 stewardship. 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
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 raw A2 milk!!
Q and A
Attendees are encouraged to send us your questions and suggestions of content in ahead of time.
Note: We 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 few 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 call. After dark is the best time to reach us.