Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: On a hill in California
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I feel like I shouldn't offer anything since I don't milk yet, but I've spent some time with a friend who does and she brings a clean rag out to brush off the bags and teats, then puts a fresh piece of cheesecloth or clean thin kitchen cloth in between the strainer and pail, and then drinks it from there. She does wash her hands first too, and does do the first few squirts on each side out of the pail onto the ground (which makes me sigh but I get it). When she sells it raw she does a second straining, but it's just for any random loose debris which is generally taken care of by the dry brushing of the clean rag. She does try to keep the hair around the nipple trimmed back.
Erin sharing life with a burly husband and two rad boys 7/06 & 5/09 : : Zone 9-ish