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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

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Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
3921 Posts

Posted - Jun 01 2018 :  07:02:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Farmgirls~ I am excited to add more fun to the month of June's National Dairy Month with a giveaway from MaryJane of her Milk Cow Kitchen Book!!

MaryJane's book is such a treasure trove of chapters dedicated to raising dairy cows, using milk for all kinds of delicious foods, cheese making, delicious recipes, and even fun projects using cow decor to spruce up your home. Whether you are considering owning dairy cows, a single backyard cow, or just want to learn how to make your own milk products and cook delicious dishes with them, this book has it all! Plus, it is full of beautiful photos, stories, and vintage Farmgirl touches that only MaryJane can offer.

Farmgirl Heather ndairy is hosting our second annual National Dairy Month Swap again. We had a great time last year sharing great recipes and Farmgirl dairy related swap goodies. If you have not signed up, I hope you will join Heather and the rest of us who are already signed up.

If you want a chance to win this great book, please sign up below and share with us a story you might have about cows, dairy life, kitchen triumphs with mild related recipes, or anything related to our National Dairy Month.

I will select a winner on Saturday June 30 and email you for your address. Your mailing address will be sent to the MJF Home Office and the book will be signed by MaryJane and mailed directly to your home!!

Anyone Got Milk?


Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

3965 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
3965 Posts

Posted - Jun 01 2018 :  07:52:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Winnie what a great give away. Thanks for hosting. I don't have a cow and don't see one in my future but a MaryJane book would be a great addition to my library.

Until I was seven years old I grew up on a watermelon farm in Dallas County. I remember Daisy the cow and her rich milk. Mother would put the cream in a mason jar and tie it to a rope that hung from the ceiling. Two of us girls would take turns swinging that jar back and forth until we had butter. If we got tired the other two sisters would take their turn at swinging the jar. Fresh butter on hot biscuits with mother's wild muscadine grape jelly was a treat for our hard work or was it play for us.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.
Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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marjean
True Blue Farmgirl

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Marsha
Deltona FL
USA
3737 Posts

Posted - Jun 04 2018 :  07:51:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What a great way to celebrate National Dairy Month.

I grew up on a small farm in the rural's of Florida. A cow was never something we owned but my Uncle did. When we would visit them over the summer vacation I loved watching him milk the cow. I even had the opportunity to Try and milk her. LOL I just could not get the hang of it. He would just laugh and show me over and over again. I loved all the goodies my Aunt would make from their farm raised animals and garden. My Uncle was a true blue Florida cowboy. He and my Grandfather taught my Mom everything she knows about growing a garden. She has passed her knowledge on to me.

One day I would love to own a little farm and have my own cow, chickens and vegetable garden.

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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

3921 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
3921 Posts

Posted - Jun 04 2018 :  10:01:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome Sara and Marsha! I loved your stories of cows that are regional to your area of the country. it is fun to learn about the lives of our ancestors through great stories.

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

1439 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
1439 Posts

Posted - Jun 04 2018 :  11:09:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is great Winnie! I already have the book so don't sign me up, but I will be checking back to read everyone's stories.

I have a LOT of cow stories but my favorite one that still makes me laugh to this day is the time I rode a cow. My husband and I were getting the cows from the pasture for milking. Our cows are more like pets. They're very tame and friendly. My husband walked up to a cow and she didn't get up so he sat down and leaned on her. She still didn't get up so he actually sat on her like you would if you were riding a horse. She didn't move. Not to be outdone I picked a cow, walked up and sat down on top of her. She jumped up and took off running so fast I didn't even have time to get off. I must have pretty good balance because I make it all the way through the pasture and had time to debate if I should jump off in the dirt lot or see if she slowed down on the concrete. I chose the dirt. Unfortunately I lifted my leg in front of me to get off, rather than behind me, and ended up (according to my husband because I wasn't aware what my body was actually doing) skipping like a rock on the water on my butt across the dirt! I was laying on the ground laughing at what just happened when he finally caught up (turns out cows can run really fast when they're scared). He was hollering "are you O.K.? But I was laughing too hard to answer. When he finally figured out I was OK he joined in laughing. Once I got up I realized the neighbors were stopped on the road staring at me. I waved and started laughing again. I can only imagine what they were thinking LOL!!!



~Heather
Farmgirl Sister #4701
September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month
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"The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment" - Yogi teabag
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

3921 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
3921 Posts

Posted - Jun 04 2018 :  3:47:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Heather, that is a great cow story!!! Thankfully, you were not hurt and had a good laugh!! this photo of your new baby is so precious!! Oh, I just want to kiss her on her sweet face!!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
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firecatinc
True Blue Farmgirl

1078 Posts

Lenora
Fulks Run VA
USA
1078 Posts

Posted - Jun 04 2018 :  3:50:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My uncle had a dairy farm when I was growing up. He had to bring the herd out on the road and around the block to the milk barn. I was 10 or 11 and they surprised me. I jumped in the car to get out of their way and shut the door on my big toe. Ouch!! But I loved to go into the milk barn and get fresh milk.

Nora
Farmgirl Sister #7131
Farmgirl of the Month, January 2017
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

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Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
3921 Posts

Posted - Jun 08 2018 :  2:26:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
All of these stories are wonderful!! There are so many of you who have had first hand experience with cows. I am pretty ignorant on this topic but I love the many delicious uses that miilk supply in cooking. I live in a city and MarjJane's explanation of how to have a backyard cow seemed so doable. It seemed so possible to do that I would have moved forward with it if it was legal in the city! Guess I better stick to making butter and other wonderful things to eat. Lately, I am hooked on buttermilk for cooking. Using many of the easy and yummy recipes in MaryJanés Cast Iron Cookbook (another must have if you love to cook), I love how buttermilk makes biscuits, rolls, pancakes all very tender and light. There is really a simple transformation using it I think.

I hope to hear more stories from Farmgirls about their cow experiences soon! Who out there would love to share and put your name in the hat for our giveaway?

National Dairy Month in June 2018 is happening here at MaryJanesFarm!!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
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HollerGirl56
True Blue Farmgirl

525 Posts

Barbara
Flat Top WV
USA
525 Posts

Posted - Jun 15 2018 :  11:01:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Winnie---go ahead and sign me up---I don't have a cow, but I love Mary Jane's books. When I was a little girl we would drive to my aunt's house once a week to buy milk and butter---it was so good. I loved to go there. It was a beautiful old two story farmhouse and she had lots of cats that I could pet. I was in hillbilly heaven for sure. My other cow memory is going with my grandfather to milk for a neighbor and he squirted milk in their cat's mouth and it drank and drank---so cute.

Life isn't finding shelter in the storm. It's about learning to dance in the rain.===Sherrilyn Kenyon
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

2520 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
2520 Posts

Posted - Jun 15 2018 :  4:50:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
oh goodness i have a cow. Evelyn is her name. A holstein. i grew up on a dairy farm, so we all worked hard.

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Michele
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

3921 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
3921 Posts

Posted - Jun 29 2018 :  06:53:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today is the last day to enter for a free copy of MaryJane's book, Milk Cow Kitchen in celebration of our June, National Dairy Month celebration here at the Chatroom. This is a wonderful opportunity to win a book of carefully tested delicious recipes, how-to information for raising a backyard cow, dairy and cow information, decorating ideas and pages and pages of wonderful photographs and information laid out in only the way our MaryJane can create. In short, this is a beautiful book and one that anyone would enjoy and find useful!!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
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laurzgot
True Blue Farmgirl

1213 Posts

Laurie
Alvin Texas
USA
1213 Posts

Posted - Jun 29 2018 :  08:54:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How wonderful. I just saw this post. I use to take care of calves who the mom rejected or wouldn't feed. The owners would bring them by to my place and I would bottle feed them. There was one calf who would not even take her bottle. The others did though. I would talk to all of my calves including this little stubborn one. It was a cold and misty day and into the night. The other 3 calves had already finished their bottles. Me talking to her---- told her that I would not leave her or her friends until she had her bottle. This pen I had them in was out in the open,so it was wet and cold. I did stay with her for over eight hours trying to get her to take the bottle. Talking all the time to her and staying by her side. She finally took her bottle and was doing so much better. After that we were bonded along with her friends that evertime I came outside they all had to talk to me. After they were old enough to tend to themselves the owners would come and get them.

Hugs,
Laurie
Country girl at heart
"Smile and be yourself everyday."




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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

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Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
3921 Posts

Posted - Jun 30 2018 :  08:55:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Our winner is YellowRose for Mild Cow Kitchen!! Congratulations Sara, and I will send your mailing address to the Home Office so they can ship out the book.

A big thanks for Heather, nndairy, for hosting our National Dairy Month swap and to MaryJane for her Milk Cow Kitchen book giveaway!! I enjoyed reading all of your cow "tails" or rather tales and I hope others did as well. Thanks to each of your for your thoughts, memories , and Heather's adorable baby cow photo. Not only is that annual celebration of fun, it is a great reminder of the huge contribution that our dairy famers provide everyday to millions of Americans.

THANK-YOU DAIRY FARMERS OF AMERICA!!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

3965 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
3965 Posts

Posted - Jun 30 2018 :  09:15:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh Winnie, I am so happy you drew my name and thanks for your sweet and generous give-away. Looking forward to receiving it. All of MaryJane's books have such wonderful pictures. Egg custard pie is my favorite pie so I hope there's a recipe for it. To tell the truth I like all rich creamy silky puddings and custards.

Thanks again!

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.
Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

1439 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
1439 Posts

Posted - Jun 30 2018 :  09:25:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Congrats Sara! You'll love the book. Thank you to Winnie and Mary Jane for joining the dairy festivities this month :)


~Heather
Farmgirl Sister #4701
September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month
http://nndairy.blogspot.com/

"The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment" - Yogi teabag
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

3965 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
3965 Posts

Posted - Jun 30 2018 :  09:34:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Heather.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.
Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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laurzgot
True Blue Farmgirl

1213 Posts

Laurie
Alvin Texas
USA
1213 Posts

Posted - Jun 30 2018 :  09:40:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Congrats Sara.

Hugs,
Laurie
Country girl at heart
"Smile and be yourself everyday."




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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

3965 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
3965 Posts

Posted - Jun 30 2018 :  09:47:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Laurie.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.
Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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HollerGirl56
True Blue Farmgirl

525 Posts

Barbara
Flat Top WV
USA
525 Posts

Posted - Jul 01 2018 :  06:26:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Happy for you Sara. You are a wonderful person. Rock ON.

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Old Age Ain't No Place For Sissies!------Bette Davis
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
3965 Posts

Posted - Jul 01 2018 :  06:31:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Barbara.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.
Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

2520 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
2520 Posts

Posted - Jul 01 2018 :  2:12:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
enjoy that book! And if you ever want to learn to milk a cow, come on over. congratulations

Farming in WI

Michele
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

3965 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
3965 Posts

Posted - Jul 01 2018 :  2:18:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Michele but I'll pass on milking a cow. A glass of iced tea on the porch would be nice.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.
Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

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Krista
Utah
USA
2823 Posts

Posted - Jul 02 2018 :  1:32:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Congratulations Sara! Enjoy your new book!

Krista
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

3965 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
3965 Posts

Posted - Jul 07 2018 :  12:43:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I received the Milk Cow Kitchen book today and it's wonderful! Beautifully done and crammed packed with recipes, how-to-dos, pictures, and info on owning a cow. I'm enjoying scanning through it. Thanks MaryJane and Winnie - I love it.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.
Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

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Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
3921 Posts

Posted - Jul 08 2018 :  5:20:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Enjoy this wonderful book Sara! I have read mine several times just because I love the stories, photos, and ideas. MaryJane's books are the best! They are my go to resources when I need inspiration.

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
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