More answers…

1410Ed2450_315920425427886_6606656872206219834_nHere are a few answers to questions I have gotten via the Blog in recent days. Lets start with the young lady from Australia who so politely ask if she could continue reading the blog she found the other day…Absolutely…it is free to anyone just don’t ask me how subscribing works…I’m a klutz with a computer!!! But welcome…

We do sell our Bejosh t-shirts for $25, along with any of my creations that can be shipped, for various prices… Most likely a good idea to do a video of what we have every once in a while…Duh, Eddie…get with the program…

To the people asking if they know for sure what my sick spell was caused from!…Most likely that trespassing tick we wrote about a short while ago…

Another popular question that comes up every time I write about raw milk…Am asked if I can sell it!! By law in New York, if I go thru all the requirements, have the proper buildings, etc…etc…My problem with all this is I already sell raw milk to Stewart’s who process it, then market it in their stores…So, is there not a simple way we could have a program where those few people in my area who might want to buy raw milk from me, could? I am quite sure people from Ohio won’t be coming to the Crik to get milk!!!

Even with many experts saying raw milk is the wrong way to go…The one study/survey  I found shows between 1998 and 2011, two deaths were attributed to raw milk!  Two?…how many got struck by lightning in that time, run over by a train, or jumped off ledges in a flying squirrel suit…something like 37 last year alone…

Could it be said we try to regulate common sense and let crazy run rampant>>>

Seat of my Pants…

Yes, seated is when I am doing my best work lately!!! Have used the skid steer to even weed large parts of Carol’s garden after doing all the feeding with it. ( I used it yesterday morning for that job.) I think the little bugger that got me on my side (photo) a couple of month’s ago, is responsible for me not feeling well…

Am keeping the manure scraped in the free stall, even some outside pens! Have two jags of hay mowed even tedded one! With it being real heavy clover, it will get tedded many times!!!

With two more fields with heavy clover, and weather looking a bit more positive am mowing other two in next couple of days…

And if that isn’ t enough for someone wo just chased buzzards away the other day, I then greased and oiled up the corn planter, and planted all the ground Jeremy had ready… And yes, we’re close , finished putting the rest of the corn in the planter before the last corn in the planter before I did the last piece he had ready.

The plan is he has one field that has been plowed that is dry, so between those which he has which he’ll get ready tomorrow while I am mowing, we should be right on the verge of done his corn too!!!

For my corn it has been sprayed and is all up; looked good so farm, some may make it to knee high by the 4th of July, but only some. Either way , I feel pretty good with reports saying there are thousands of acres of corn not planted along with many other crops in the Northeast!!

One off the cuff example is Maryland’s eastern shore is big for watermelons…as of the middle of June only 41% were planted, just about half the 80% that is normally planted by now…

Even though most of this was done while seated, I’m getting back slowly! By being able to do this work, have gotten good sleep last couple of nights, rather than just lay there and hurt!!!…Tossing to and fro to get settled, no way…I did something , my body’s tired now it will rest and heal>>>

***He can get back to enjoying nice sunsets again…

Have You Heard?…

13062877_257282784624984_4443956655616222001_oAg Secretary Perdue put flavored milk back into the school milk program. Still only 1% chocolate and strawberry to go with 1% white milk…Something former President Obama took out!The drop in school milk consumption was catastrophic, but at least it’s a choice again, even at 1%…remember whole milk is 3.25 to 3.99%!!!  (As promised, a photo of the whole milk cartons in Russia…)

Do the math; in say, 2 8oz glasses each day, helping your child have strong bones and teeth, also made them fat!!! FAT CHANCE!!!

Eleven farms in western Pennsylvania were given 30 days notice required by Penn. Milk Marketing Board…their milk market at Galliker’s Dairy  is pulling the plug! Over production by Galliker’s 85 dairies plus dropping sales…it figures out to be 13% cut in milk used by Galliker’s over a year’s time…

A milk management plan for 85 farms or being one of the eleven having 30 days to find a new market!!! Fat chance…and FATTER CHANCE!!! With rain coming in record amounts now with just over two weeks till the fourth of July when corn should be knee high, there is a big chance that much of it might not even be in the ground…

This had led to tons of articles showing up in farm publications on how to buy grain to keep production up since this year’s crop that is sitting out there will likely be of poor quality …

How about just feed that poorer feed, making less milk and drive those all milk prices for the rest of ’17 and into ’18 and ’19. That just so happens they jumped up the last couple of days!!!

To hell with playing fat chances…let’s go for fat city , instead!!!

My Farmer and Me…Kitties and Geese…

Thought I’d show you all how the babies here at Bejosh are growing…

Ophelia and Otis certainly do love the Bear; sometimes one of them will crawl under him and walk him around the living room….I never have my phone when I really need to photo…They have brought us a lot of enjoyment and glad we welcomed them to Bejosh!

The remaining 4 goslings are about ready to learn to fly and soon will be gone…they have gotten their ‘grown-up’ feathers like Mom and Dad have, so now it is only a matter of time…

My Farmer and Me…Not Buzzard Bait yet…

19399777_4Buzzards64365333916727_3808551420523132793_nGiven the fact that my Farmer has been on the sick/disabled list, how appropriate was it that on the way home from the doctor on Monday, we saw this group of buzzards in a dead tree drying their wings…

I wanted to get a picture as they were right next to the road, so I stopped and got my phone out…After getting the photo, Ed yelled to them ‘Hey you Buzzards, you can’t have my old bones yet! I will be getting better real fast!’

Well, he is feeling a bit better, has helped with a few chores and actually just mowed some hay…Says he is fine with tractor work, but oh so slow with the walking…Not getting his stamina back quite as quickly as he would like and he still feels weak. Is laying down as I write this, much to his frustration.

I have told him to give it time, but my Farmer is impatient…now that he knows what it is and is being treated, he should have been better ‘yesterday!!!’ Am just praying his ‘yesterday’ comes soon!!!

It is Still Dairy Month…

19143097_4Dairy Month59559454397315_7693107943009866910_oWith only about a dozen days left better catch up on those big ideas I had before constant rain and this sick spell I just went through ran me off the tracks…

First I would like to say I am so pleased with the many people writing me saying how glad they are to be back drinking whole milk…now that they know it is only 3.2%, not whole, fat …See processors??? People don’t know!!!

Now for some more facts to give you a reason to enjoy more wholesome milk. Let’s say you drink one eight ounce glass at each of your three meals…You would get same protein as in 4 hard-boiled eggs… as much calcium as in 36 1/2 cups of raw kale or 7 bunches…the phosphorous in 2 1/2 cups kidney beans…potassium of 3 small bananas…Vitamin D equal to 6.6 ounces of sardines…the riboflavin in 1 cup of almonds…as much Vitamin B12 as in 1 pound of broiled pork chops…along with the Vitamin A in 2 cups of cooked green beans!!!

Not bad, eh???Begs the question…What’s in your goblet????