Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund
Available at https://www.farmtoconsumer.net/EducationalDVD-CD.asp
Some of you may know about the Raw Milk Production Handbook by Tim Wightman produced for the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund. You may have heard (correctly) that it is very good but you’re waiting for the movie. Wait no more. There is now a two-DVD set featuring Tim Wightman himself.
You get a first-class tour of everything from milk house design and setup through equipment, milking, processing cream, to final cleanup. The only thing you don’t get to see is the actual building of the milk house. I’m guessing that would make the video too long. There is a lot of good advice on things like planning ahead for upgrades you may want in the future and minimizing flat surfaces that collect dirt. This is probably not the video for a regular chapter meeting but would be excellent for anyone entertaining the idea of getting into milk production. This video will give you a good idea what it’s like and many good pointers that will make life easier. You even get a lesson on how to break in a cow that is new to the milking scene so you don’t end up getting kicked into the next zip code.
And there is a brief message from his cat at the end which I enjoyed very much. THUMBS UP.
This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly magazine of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Spring 2010.