Farming forum: Easiest way to drink milk from the farm

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dborel
Jan 26, 2012 4:13 PM CST
My parents got tired of skimming the cream off the top of milk to get unchunky milk so they picked up a sun tea jar and bingo, it takes milk from under the cream. Also when it's almost empty you have all your cream ready to go.

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dave
Jan 26, 2012 4:53 PM CST

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I love it!

I've had this same idea, but I have not yet been able to find one of these in glass and I don't like the idea of the plastic ones you see at Wal-Mart.
Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Jan 26, 2012 5:44 PM CST
We always used to just shake it up and drink it cream and all. Wouldn't you be getting skim milk essentially?
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dave
Jan 26, 2012 6:42 PM CST

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We do that, too, porkpal, but once the milk is a couple days old it's time to skim off that cream and make clabber with the skim milk.
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woofie
Jan 26, 2012 6:48 PM CST
Hmmm, I've heard this idea before (actually MANY years ago), but goat milk doesn't cooperate as well as cow's. I've never seen a plastic sun tea jar! We have 3 or 4 and they're all glass. I think they came from Safeway.
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AnnaZ
Jan 27, 2012 7:48 AM CST
My spousal unit was not amused if I needed cream for a dessert if I went and skimmed it off the top of the cooler...........LOLOL Never did it that often, and I acutally could get better cream by taking it off the milk I took for the house. Smaller container, and easier to skim.
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Trish
Jan 27, 2012 11:40 AM CST

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You actually need to run the milk through a cream separator in order to have "skim milk". Just manually skimming (even all of the risen cream) from the top, you still retain a lot of cream in the milk, way more than "2%" milk. Cream straight from a Jersey cow has a LOT more cream in it than the "whole milk" you would buy at the store.
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flaflwrgrl
Jan 27, 2012 12:09 PM CST
dborel said:My parents got tired of skimming the cream off the top of milk to get unchunky milk so they picked up a sun tea jar and bingo, it takes milk from under the cream. Also when it's almost empty you have all your cream ready to go.

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What a terrific idea!

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Kathleen
Jan 29, 2012 11:06 AM CST
We just stir the milk up, but then, we go through most of a gallon a day, so I've never had it get 'chunky'.

Anna, we used to skim the tank for ice cream once a year - the milk man almost always lost the sample that day, fell out of the truck or something. Ah, the good old days...

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porkpal
Jan 29, 2012 12:03 PM CST
Actually when I first saw this thread I expected to see the picture of someone milking a cow straight into a cat's mouth. Surely that is the easiest?
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homeshow
Feb 13, 2012 7:57 PM CST
porkpal said:Actually when I first saw this thread I expected to see the picture of someone milking a cow straight into a cat's mouth. Surely that is the easiest?


Yup it is. Big Grin
Name: Phillip
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homeshow
Feb 13, 2012 8:00 PM CST
Actually this may be the easiest way to drink milk at our farm.
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Cottage_Rose
Mar 31, 2012 7:07 AM CST
Gee! What a GREAT idea!
(which i obviously never thought of! LOL)
We drink raw cows milk (shares) so this is a great tip.
THANKS!!! Big Grin
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