If you follow my blog, you likely know that I am a huge fan of drinking raw milk. Each day I milk 3 goats (once) and Beulah Belle the Jersey Cow (twice.) I adore an ice-cold glass of creamy, raw milk, but it wasn’t always like that.
I was *gasp* a skim milk drinker before I moved to the farm!
I even had myself convinced that I liked it, but now I realize that I had fallen for the great skim milk hoax. I had been hoodwinked. Bamboozled. Tricked into buying my milk TWICE!
I know what you are thinking. “Heather has finally lost it.”
Think this through with me for a minute. The media spent years convincing the American public that whole milk was Devil juice. It would make us fat. We would have high cholesterol and die an early death if we continued drinking this accursed beverage. And we believed them!
First, they homogenized our milk so it all looked the same, regardless of fat content. Heaven forbid someone have to go through the simple act of shaking a jug of milk before pouring!
Next, if you were like me, you weaned yourself slowly off the fat in milk. Whole milk was replaced by 2%. 2% was replaced by 1% and then 1/2% (why bother?!?) and finally, I became a full-fledged fat-free milk drinker.
I paid roughly the same price for my gallon of skim milk as whole would cost, but I was essentially drinking the garbage of the dairy industry.
Do you know what I do with my extra skim milk here on the farm? I FEED IT TO THE PIG!
Back then, I would fill my glass with skim milk for my health, but then I would go and buy my cream over and over. That cream, which should have been a rich cream-line on top of my un-homogenized milk to do with as I pleased, was sold to me over and over in the form of:
You get the idea.
It is my contention that skim milk was systematically pushed on the American public for one reason.
Big agriculture companies are making profit hand over fist from what would otherwise be a throw-away food item.
The longer we live on the farm, the more we embrace the “Traditional Foods” movement. Our ancestors thrived on fresh, raw milk from grass-fed cows. My friends, it was modern factory farming practices that caused safety issues, not cows.
So what can you do? Find a local source for raw milk, or at least minimally processed un-homogenized milk. Better yet, milk your own animals if you are able. (You will be AMAZED how therapeutic and relaxing it can be!) Read and research more about drinking raw milk and its benefits. You will be glad you did!
Of course Beulah is rather opinionated on this topic. She would love for you to sign up for her moooooooosletter and receive all the farm news from the cow’s point of view!
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