Memories of milking

When Deana Driver of DriverWorks Ink put out a call for stories for an anthology about all that was involved on prairie farms in the process of selling cream, it got me thinking – and talking to my siblings. We started reminiscing and pulling out old photos.

MilkingThe photo of me milking a cow appears on the back cover of Cream Money Stories of Prairie People, which was recently launched. Inside you will find several stories and photos from our family, along with excerpts from my father’s diaries, and a recipe my mother wrote down on the envelope from a cream cheque.

I can’t say I’m nostalgic about milking cows, but I do miss real cream, freshly churned butter, and home-made cottage cheese…