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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Monkey on My Back

Hey, where the heck did June go? Last time I was here, I was just settling in from a wonderful vacay and now it's 6 weeks later! Let's me summarize the past 6 weeks:
  • Barry is a Barbara and laid eggs!
  • I worked something like 5 weeks in a row without a day off
  • My sweet, dear MIL passed away - We miss you Jean!
  • Hubs and I rebuilt all the shelving in our office closet - Thank You Sir, May I Have Another?
  • Our house is worth less than we paid for it 5 years ago before the economy went into the crapper
  • Raw milk has saved me

A couple of months ago Jojo at Goodness Gracious Acres posted a wonderful article/link about the benefits and legality of raw milk. I've been a supporter of the raw milk moo-vement (sorry...couldn't help it) because I believe that it is OUR right to decide what kind of food we want available to us, not the government's decision. If I want to eat or drink unpasteurized milk or cheese, that should be my choice and not the law. Unfortunately, it is considered illegal to sell raw milk in many states, including Florida, which forces many people to seek out underground "mooshine" dealers for their fix.

However, some have found a loophole in Florida's law and it is legal to sell raw milk if it is labeled for "pet consumption only". Anyone who is keen on what is going on knows what this is really about and will gladly nod their head, buy their milk, and feel like they just won the lottery.

I am one of those people. About 6 weeks ago (coincidence?) I started having terrible, unrelenting heartbearn. On some days, nothing would wipe it out and it didn't matter what I ate or didn't eat. I figured, oh I'm just getting old...work is a bitch...stress, stress, stress...blah, blah, blah. But then I had remembered something about raw milk healing people with digestive issues. I did some research, found a "dealer" in the Winter Park Dairy Company, and I HAVE NOT HAD A HEARTBURN INCIDENT SINCE!

Also, hubs has issues with IBS and he is getting better every day from drinking raw milk. And let me tell you, it tastes just like regular ol' milk you buy in the store...only A GAZILLION TIMES BETTER! It's not cheap though. It's $15 dollars for a gallon! So now I have a $60 a month milk habit.

There could be worse things to be addicted to.

2 comments:

jojo said...

Thanks for the nod!!! i'm so happy to hear how things are better. I can't believe either how much it costs. egads. I sell $10/gallon. but frozen. i might have to increase prices. :)

have you started baking with it? or making cheeses?

Now lets get you to try some goats milk. THAT is even healthier for you than cow. :)

Just the Right Size said...

Jojo, not yet although I did make mashed taters with it last night. Very tasty!

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