Tuesday, October 11, 2011

My Dairy Prayer

O Lord, You know how I stumble upon the stone of all factory- farm food, like American "cheese", and eggs from "vegetarian-fed" hens, but if it be your will, grant that I may just get past the milk section in peace.  Yea, though I walk through the valley of death, let me push my cart blissfully by the ultra-pasteurized "fresh" dairy products and the "fat-free" half and half and never pause and mutter under my breath.  In Your mercy, let me gaze past the fat-free milk that "promotes brain health" by adding something while taking away the fat that provides the cholesterol the brain thrives on.  Let me lie down in green pastures in a land of raw milk and honey, and let farmer's markets filled with real food be within ten minutes of my house, all the days of my life.  Amen.

V.  O Lord hear my prayer.

R.  And let my cry come unto Thee.


Emily G. said...

I've never heard of fat-free half and half. It seems like an oxymoron.

My husband grew up drinking 1% and I grew up drinking raw, whole Nubian goats' milk-about 6%. You can see this posed a bit of a problem when we got married, no longer had an easy or affordable source of good, farm milk and had to buy at the store. We compromised on 2% but I much prefer whole. Just last week, he announced that from now on, we will drink whole as a family. (I was buying it for the kids and drinking it myself, and getting him half-gallons of 2%). "I just realized all these years I've been PAYING people to take the fat out of my milk!" he said, as though injured. So now we drink whole from the supermarket, and hope for a day when we can 'grow' our own. Unfortunately, we can't afford to pay $6/gallon for fresh unpasteurized milk at this point.

Wendy Haught said...

I know. By definition, half and half cannot be fat-free. It's ridiculous! Poor Anthony! Yes, the cream is the valuable part. Skim milk should be CHEAP. It's only good for raising pigs. If you can find some organic store milk that is not "ultra-pasteurized", I would go with that. Ultra-pasteurization is what allows the milk to be shipped across country and stay on the shelves a long time. You'll notice the expiration dates are often a couple of months in the future.