Spring Cleaning

Spring is upon us and for me it is time for long awaiting Spring cleaning at the garden, this has been 3 week process and we are finally finished. Ever since I was a kid I had to help my parents with Spring cleaning from morning to dawn for few weeks in every spring. I always hated doing it and would much rather work on the farm on my garden or playing with animals.

Fortunately even though I hated Spring cleaning, I gained the understanding of the importance of it from young because when this time of the year rolls around I very naturally get to work on Spring cleaning and this year its a much needed one.

This year I was determined to get rid of some of the “antiques” from the yard like below picture

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although we really enjoy these sorts of things in the yard, some of it was just time to go. There is only so much Antiques you can hold on your lawn before you run out of space.

We had to hire a towing company to do the job for us, fortunately we knew a friend of ours that was willing to do it for very reasonable price. So that was great

While Spring cleaning the barn we found many old stuff that brought back a lot of nastalgic memories, and it was pretty fun process. Some were things I remember seeing when I was in grade school, it is pretty amazing those things never really leave your memory. Just holding the item seems to transport you back to those times as if you just entered a time machine.

As the spring cleaning proceeded we made big headway in the first week, using our hands and sheer hard work removing much of the unneeded misc from yard and taking care of brushing the barn clean.

In week two we took care of the big stuff, some we hauled using our tractor the other junk we had to use the towing company but the key thing was that we got it done and out of the yard, this made a big difference in our lawn and we are very happy we did it because this is something we’ve been putting off for many years and we finally did it! and It was so bad as we thought. The towing guys were of great help for us. They were great guys too, we made them some home made lemonade which they thoroughly enjoyed, and left them a fat tip for their troubles. Their company is called Southfield Towing, we met them when they came to one of theĀ cheese making class we attended.

The third week was a mix of cleaning rest of the things up and re-arranging things so that we minimize making a mess down the road. Being organized is still a trait that I am trying to master, oh boy is it a challenging one for me. But I will just keep working at it and improve on it over time. So spring cleaning has been a success and we are so glad to finally get back to our favorite thing, tending the garden and working on the farm and cows

On another note…

Yes and the cows are enjoying the fresh green grass!! This means fresh new raw dairy products for you!

Why Raw Milk is Good for you

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Hi my name is Carrol and I am a big proponent of Raw Dairy products.

Let me explain how I came to know about the power of raw milk. 10 years ago I was very sick and weakly, at the time I was diagnosed with Fibrmyologia which I do not wish any mortal being to ever go through.

Back then I didn’t have enough energy to even get out of bed. The whole body was ridden with aches and pains and I felt like my body was concrete, heavy and immovable. I went around in Wheel chairs to doctors after doctors that gave me powerful medication including morphine. These drugs gave me temporarily relief but with nasty intoxicated like side effects, I couldn’t think straight and i was in constant state of daze and haze, sometimes I couldn’t even remember where I was or who I was.

It was a scary time in my life and I had thoughts of ending it all. Just remember those times is too real and it makes me shudder in fear. I thought I was eating healthy, the standard American diet but I thought I was being healthy by eating the fruits and vegetables and cutting out all saturated fat.

In moments of desperation I tried all kinds of diet you can think of. From Raw Food, vegan to various fasts including 14 day water fasts. They all had effects on the body and the fasts seems to help but nothing would quite take out the pain and each time I did the fast I felt weaker and weaker, in hindsight my body was dieing from mal-nutrition.

Imagine that, in the 21st century living in the US,, where we are suppose to have access to the great food supply, technology and health care system and my body was dieing because of lack of nutrition. Something is seriously wrong with this picture.

Then one day, I was at the local farmer’s garden looking for fresh vegetables to make some vegetable juices out of, I over heard two farmers talking about raw dairy shares where they gave one of their friend raw milk and it cured her from her bed ridden state.

I stalked these two gentlemen down and demanded to tell me more. They basically told me that raw diary is illegal to sell in Michigan but they care give me milk shares where I sign a lease to own a goat or cow so it officially becomes mine and then I get to source raw milk from it.

They told me that the raw diary has every amino acid, healthy fats, probiotics and healthy immune system boosting bacteria that the body needs, and that it has the ability to cure various illness like candida and what do you know it Fibromyalgia

I first sip of raw dairy I still remember to this day, I felt relaxing sensation all through out the body like this was the thing my body was craving for. and week later the pain was greatly reduced. Fast forward 1-2 month later and I was walking again. I was gaining muscle mass without working out and I was returning to the body shape in my teens and early 20’s. The raw milk was rebuilding my entire body from ground up and I’m here today alive, joyful, and healthy as an ox to tell you that raw dairy is one of the greatest foods on planet earth.

-Raw Milk Lover, signing out

Attended my friend’s Cheese Making Class

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Right here in Whitmore, MI we have some of the best unpasteurized milk in Michigan. My friend Ruth was having a cheese making class past Saturday which I attended and learned about delicious ways to make cheese. It was a great learning experience and so much fun as well.

I got to meet several new people, most everyone was from out of town from various different places including Westland, Novi, Plymouth, Northville among other wonderful cities of Michigan.

Some were electrical engineers, accountants, brand new nurses and one gentleman was a limousine owner and did limo rental runs on the weekend as a hobby, while he worked at GM full time.

So as you can see very interesting group of people gathered and we had a blast learning about the ancient art of cheese making from raw milk. Our teacher, and my close friend Ruth was on top of it, citing different scientific texts and political texts that has to do with raw milk and how superior it is to store bought milk.

I had no idea that raw milk was illegal to sell in many states and there is control being put on this stuff. It was eye opening to see that you cannot buy raw milk in Michigan, you have to own a share of an animal and you are able to have your own raw milk from that animal but you technically cannot buy any raw milk.

What a truly upside down concept that is! Milk is the most fundamental thing for life and nurturing and it is banned! In a state even Marijuana is becoming legalized, it is a bit ridiculous to see that raw milk selling is banned.

Anyway the day was filled with learning and it was nice to have conversation with other health conscious people because I have passion in nutrition for a long time.

I got to meet some cool people like the limo owner from Rochester Hills, Apparently he has been running the limo business for over 25 years on the side and he put his kids through college that way, it was an inspirational story. And now he is learning about the power of raw milk because his wife was sick, so truly toughing man that you could tell had a great heart. He must do really good limo service and next time I need a limo in Oakland I’ll be sure to give him a call, if you are in the area I would highly recommend checking out his limo site.

-Cheers

Welcome, Nice to Meet you my name is Carroll..

Nice to meet you my name is Carroll and I love growing delicious fruits and vegetables in my garden and taking care of animals at the farm. I want to dedicate this blog to promoting the benefits of supporting your local farmers and the robust health and vitality you will experience as a result.

I have not always been a farm girl, in fact I was actually born in NYC in a big family of 8, I was the second youngest and I grew up always ill and coming down with various flue and allergies. You will not believe how sick I was as a kid and I was even lactose intolerant! Now I drink multiple quarts of raw milk everyday! And no problems! more on this later.

Today, I am healthy all year around and never get sick. I have a strong vital body that is full of muscle and immunity strength. I can out jog and out work most 20 year olds (10 years younger than me), and I know this because I do Tri-Athalon and I whip 20 years old butts!

Not because I’m genetically better by any means, remember I was a sick and frail child once. I became stronger after taking full responsibility for my health, researching a lot about health and finally committed to sourcing my own foods that will heal and rebuild my body.

My quest has led me to raw diary as the primary answer to re-establishing health and in my case, it was to reboot my system after it had been compromised as a child due to soy baby formula, wheat & grains among other things.

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