Category Archives: Milk Week

Do Milksicles Dream of Frozen Sheep?

Or Bottle Wrap (Part 2) If the accumulation of sterile, empty plastic in our cabinets marked the expansion of a once dominant civilization, then our freezer was littered with a poignant reminder of its passing, embodied in fist-sized chunks of … Continue reading

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Detritus of a Plastic Civilization

Or Bottle Wrap (Part 1) That’s right. I finally got around to the long-promised bottle wrap-up. (Only took 5 months.) In the process I’ve discovered it’s a bad idea to procrastinate this sort of thing because you tend to forget … Continue reading

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We're all Mammals

As we approach the one year mark, it seems like a good time to look back over Trixie’s milk history. Our initial goal was to feed her breast milk until 6 months, then to get through winter, then 9 months … Continue reading

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Thanks

We want to thank our readers for making last week’s special milk presentation a success. Site traffic was at a new high — thanks for spreading the word! Special appreciation goes out to ‘Schaff’ and ‘Hannah’ for their witty and … Continue reading

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After the Party's Over

(Part 4 of a 4 day series) The inevitable result of collecting milk 3 times a day into 6 or more storage bottles (depending on overflow) plus transferring milk from the storage bottles to 6 feeding bottles is a lot … Continue reading

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The Dairy in the Fridge

(Part 3 of a 4 day series) If you were to take a peek in the fridge, you might think we had a tiny little cow out back judging by all the miniature bottles of milk carefully lined up inside. … Continue reading

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Bottle Management 101

(Part 2 of a 4 day series) 3 days? 5 days? 10 days? Exactly how long is the milk good in the fridge? How about at room temperature? How about when it’s warmed up? There is no consensus on this … Continue reading

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Time to make the Milk

(Part 1 of a 4 day series) It’s early. Most people are still asleep and it’s dark outside. But inside Jennifer is already hard at work. The quiet humming and mechanical wheezing stand out against the pre-dawn silence. It’s time … Continue reading

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It's Milk Week!

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