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Cows, Cows, and Cows, OH MY!

Posted 9/30/2014 7:50pm by Bruce Scarberry.

 

When we set out on our adventure in agriculture one of the few things we both agreed on is that we did not want to be a dairy farm.  As with so many things in life, thoughts and ambitions change with time.  So guess what?!?!?

Were adding dairy to our farm!

This endeavor started just as so many others have on the farm, with an innocent statement "What do you think about trying (fill in the blank)".  Well for your information this is not an innocent question but more like a loaded statement.

So there it begins.....

We started out on a trial run with another local farm who are dear friends of ours to see the viability of selling Animal Quality dairy along with our other offerings to our loyal customers.  This trial was going well with decent results for the four week trial.  

This is where things get interesting, if you need to refill your drink I suggest you do so now!

Just after our third weekend of trialing the dairy product, we received information on an opportunity to expand the dairy operation into a significant part of the farm.

No undertaking such as this done without considerable contemplation on the realizing the benefits and understanding the risks.  In the end the decision was based on the peoples passion and need for these products.

We are extremely thankful for the opportunity given us by Walt and Jan to continue the work they have done with fueling the local food movement.  

While we have a learning curve we are partnering with and supported by knowledgeable experts and passionate customers that will be pivotal to our success.

We expect a full transition of the dairy operation in Mid-October, with the final date to be determined in the coming days.  Following the transition we will begin distributing the Pet Quality Milk on a Weekly Thursday delivery route and at our Saturday market. We will also be available for on farm sales with proper notice.

While we will have the milk initially, the yogurts and other products will follow shortly. 

So you may be wondering how you can help with this undertaking?

First and foremost you can be a loyal customer and supporter of our farm and our new venture.

Secondly, in the coming weeks we will be releasing a fundraising campaign to generate funds for building a permanent dairy on our farm.  Your donations and support of this campaign are an absolute necessity for success.

We understand that not everyone is able to donate to the fundraising, but we do ask that if you are able to share it with your social media networks and other networks, please do so. 

With your help we will build a functional dairy built on a foundation of quality and safety.

 

and that's nothing to stick your tongue out too!

Revive Raw Dairy @ Lazy Dog Farms
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