Molly the milk cow visits PTC Elementary

Molly the milk cow visits PTC Elementary

Students at Peachtree City Elementary got an up-close look at where milk comes from recently, thanks to a mobile classroom operated by the Agricultural Commodity Commission for Milk. The students were shown the modern-day equivalent of how dairy cows are milked. Instructor Nicole Karstedt, joining Molly the cow and Principal Kristen Berryman, also demonstrated how cows used to be milked by hand. Photo/Special.

moelarrycurly
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I know I'm old as dirt

well, just kidding, but what happened to the days when you had a field trip to the farm and watched Molly do her thing au naturel? You know, you had to walk in the barn through that dirt, sawdust and cow manure? You had to smell that farm smell and dodge the flies buzzing around Molly? You stood in awe (and ewww) when Molly took that dry hay and chomped on it and the miracle at the other end appeared (double ewwww)?

I mean, look at Molly in that contraption! Think she likes having that cold metal strapped to her teets and then has to listen to that electric suction noise for hours on end every day? And stand there while a billboard "got milk" is making fun of what she was put on God's green earth to provide us with?

Agricultural Commodity Commission.....Molly and her cow brethren are in no moooood to put up with this governmental barnstorming.

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Milk prices

I want to know why milk is so much more expensive than gasoline. Printer ink is even more expensive. What's up with this?

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Raising dairy cows ain't easy...

You should try it sometime.

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I would like to try

But Imker and bunch won't even let me have a few chickens. Lol

Just don't understand how it can be more expensive than gas and all the processing ect...

Guess I have to farm to understand

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I had Family that ran a 200 acre Dairy Farm

In The area years ago, he still talks about how hard that work was. The cows never take the day off...

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No doubt farming is hard work

No doubt farming is hard work with no time off. Land cost and taxes, feed, labor, equipment, pastuarization, transportation = $5 gallon

Gas might be a great deal if we compare the two.

Maybe council will allow me to at least get a goat for milk.

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Spy, Steve Brown did have a great idea to use goats

I have read many articles where cities have used goats to clear brush, weeds, and more.

Here is just one link: www.caes.uga.edu/applications/gafaces/?public=viewStory&...

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Spy, Steve Brown did have a great idea to use goats

I have read many articles where cities have used goats to clear brush, weeds, and more.

Here is just one link: www.caes.uga.edu/applications/gafaces/?public=viewStory&...

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SB at one point proposed buying goats to clear areas in the City

One of his great ideas..I wonder if he uses that in his campaign material.

Not that I have anything against goats....they make excellent BBQ.

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Hey, Spy, don't knock it. Goats have been used for years to

clear or keep land clear. Many years ago we had a few goats as pets for the kids (no pun intended) and they kept everything 'mowed' down, of course if they got out of their pens that meant your flowers, vegetables, and even summer corn on your front door was fair game. Also, male goats have a very nasty habit of 'pleasuring themselves' so I would not suggest having male goats around those too young to understand.
Of course if you were of such a mind you could buy a few goats, clear your land and then have a bar-b-que but I think it would be cheaper to lease out your goats for grazing and go buy ribs at Kroger when they are on sale--probably not as gamey either. Just sayin' lol

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Where did I knock it? Long live the goats...

:)

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Milk price

Blame it on the California drought and the demand in Asia for our milk. Molly and her brothers have the best milk on the planet.

Notice how even things that have not gone up much in price have been downsized in packaging? No one is fooled by this. Less food for the same money. Inflation...Obama will not let his administration utter those words while the election is coming up.

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