the dairy

what do you do with all that milk?

The answer has so many threads, so many tentacles and permutations. Simply to say that the milk starts eight to twelve steers each year, or that it provides the humans at the Sow’s Ear with about two gallons of drinking milk each day, about a pound of butter a day, and several pounds of cheese each week, or to say that the whey and buttermilk resultant from our butter- and cheese-making go a long way to feed three pigs — these statements are inadequate to relate how Isabel powers the whole farm by converting sunlight on grass into protein and fat.

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