Monday, November 14, 2011

Oh Happy Day!

This day turned from blah and unmotivated to very happy and exciting!

When Kevin came home I asked if he was cool to watch Ruby while I went to run 2 errands.

First part of happy day: new nail polish

left: Got The Blues For Red
right: Malaysian Mist

The beauty of being a hairstylist. Everything you buy at the beauty supply is tax-deductable. It's still your hard earned money, but you can justify treating yourself to something like this a little easier knowing the government understands you need pretty new polish.

Then, my sister-in-law texted me and told me she can do my hair tomorrow. No more dark roots!!

AND THEN!!!!!!!
My heart is beating out of my chest with delight.
A dairy farmer I contacted called me back today and told me what time each day he milks his cows and to come on out and bring some empty jugs and I can get raw milk. Raw milk. Straight from the cow. All the nutrients...straight from the utter.


I am taking Kevin with me because I'm afraid I will kiss that dairy farmer right on the lips if I don't have my husband standing there with me.

Hope your day was filled with happy little things that just made your week.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you had a grood day! Before you consume raw milk, please make sure you're informed of the benefits and risks involved (http://www.realrawmilkfacts.com/).

Kari Beth said...

I'm kind of grossed out about the raw milk straight out of the cow's utter thing. Ick. But I hate milk so that's prob why I'm totally ga-rossed out.

Excited ab your new nail polish! Pretty colors :-)

jessica kiehn said...
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jessica kiehn said...

Darn autocorrect messed up that first comment!

Yeah raw milk is so controversial. But like all food, as long as it is handled and prepared correctly it won't contain E. Coli and other food borne illnesses. Remember the e. Coli outbreak in spinach a couple years ago? And that was in the chemically cleaned storebought kind. So there is certainly wisdom is studying every morsel you put in your mouth.
Of course i have to judge if this farmer is clean, if the cows look healthy etc. The good thing is that he is a commercial dairyman. He sells to Hiland Dairy so Im sure that company makes sure his facilities are sanitary and up to date etc.
The internet is a funny thing. You read one website and you are convinced of something. Then you find an opposing argument website and all the sudden you believe what THEY say with all your little heart. At some point we need to listen to the wisdom of the ages and ask the Helper in us to give us discernment and a peace about what is right and not right for our families.

Anonymous said...

Very, very true Jessica! Always listen to your heart and Spirit! But you gotta be an informed listener :O).

Is he going to let you milk them by hand?!

jessica kiehn said...

No, again, since he's a commercial dairyman, the milk is extracted the same way as all dairy cows for big name companies through like a sterile machine thing (think breast pump pretty much, just stainless steel) and then I get to get the milk out of the tank before it gets pasteurized and homogenized. At least that's how I understand it? I'll let you know. If Anonymous is Shannon my sister?

Anonymous said...

Yes, sorry, I thought "grood" is code for "this is someone in your immediate family of origin". I've made comments under my blog and they've been deleted too many times, it's frustrating.

You've encouraged me to get back into Nourishing Traditions. I'll admit, a lot of her recipes I find disgusting (I'm just never going to get into the fermented taste other than sourdough bread), but that book is just inspiring. Thank you!

Leslie said...

Nail polish...it's the little things in life isn't it? Mine is new underwear. When I wear new underwear, I'm on top of the world!!

Molly said...

I can't wait to hear all about the milk! We used to get raw goat's milk from a neighbor when we lived in Avant. We thought it was kind of gross, but it was pretty cool to be drinking milk that came from the very goats that got out and destroyed the neighborhood trees every couple of months.

Also, just a month or so ago, our favorite farmer invited us out to see his operation. It. Was. Awesome. Made me want to visit a farm every day of my life. We pet his adorable little pregnant cow who was so sweet that she's practically a pet. She's a dexter cow. And I want one for Christmas.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Oh Happy Day!

This day turned from blah and unmotivated to very happy and exciting!

When Kevin came home I asked if he was cool to watch Ruby while I went to run 2 errands.

First part of happy day: new nail polish

left: Got The Blues For Red
right: Malaysian Mist

The beauty of being a hairstylist. Everything you buy at the beauty supply is tax-deductable. It's still your hard earned money, but you can justify treating yourself to something like this a little easier knowing the government understands you need pretty new polish.

Then, my sister-in-law texted me and told me she can do my hair tomorrow. No more dark roots!!

AND THEN!!!!!!!
My heart is beating out of my chest with delight.
A dairy farmer I contacted called me back today and told me what time each day he milks his cows and to come on out and bring some empty jugs and I can get raw milk. Raw milk. Straight from the cow. All the nutrients...straight from the utter.


I am taking Kevin with me because I'm afraid I will kiss that dairy farmer right on the lips if I don't have my husband standing there with me.

Hope your day was filled with happy little things that just made your week.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you had a grood day! Before you consume raw milk, please make sure you're informed of the benefits and risks involved (http://www.realrawmilkfacts.com/).

Kari Beth said...

I'm kind of grossed out about the raw milk straight out of the cow's utter thing. Ick. But I hate milk so that's prob why I'm totally ga-rossed out.

Excited ab your new nail polish! Pretty colors :-)

jessica kiehn said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
jessica kiehn said...

Darn autocorrect messed up that first comment!

Yeah raw milk is so controversial. But like all food, as long as it is handled and prepared correctly it won't contain E. Coli and other food borne illnesses. Remember the e. Coli outbreak in spinach a couple years ago? And that was in the chemically cleaned storebought kind. So there is certainly wisdom is studying every morsel you put in your mouth.
Of course i have to judge if this farmer is clean, if the cows look healthy etc. The good thing is that he is a commercial dairyman. He sells to Hiland Dairy so Im sure that company makes sure his facilities are sanitary and up to date etc.
The internet is a funny thing. You read one website and you are convinced of something. Then you find an opposing argument website and all the sudden you believe what THEY say with all your little heart. At some point we need to listen to the wisdom of the ages and ask the Helper in us to give us discernment and a peace about what is right and not right for our families.

Anonymous said...

Very, very true Jessica! Always listen to your heart and Spirit! But you gotta be an informed listener :O).

Is he going to let you milk them by hand?!

jessica kiehn said...

No, again, since he's a commercial dairyman, the milk is extracted the same way as all dairy cows for big name companies through like a sterile machine thing (think breast pump pretty much, just stainless steel) and then I get to get the milk out of the tank before it gets pasteurized and homogenized. At least that's how I understand it? I'll let you know. If Anonymous is Shannon my sister?

Anonymous said...

Yes, sorry, I thought "grood" is code for "this is someone in your immediate family of origin". I've made comments under my blog and they've been deleted too many times, it's frustrating.

You've encouraged me to get back into Nourishing Traditions. I'll admit, a lot of her recipes I find disgusting (I'm just never going to get into the fermented taste other than sourdough bread), but that book is just inspiring. Thank you!

Leslie said...

Nail polish...it's the little things in life isn't it? Mine is new underwear. When I wear new underwear, I'm on top of the world!!

Molly said...

I can't wait to hear all about the milk! We used to get raw goat's milk from a neighbor when we lived in Avant. We thought it was kind of gross, but it was pretty cool to be drinking milk that came from the very goats that got out and destroyed the neighborhood trees every couple of months.

Also, just a month or so ago, our favorite farmer invited us out to see his operation. It. Was. Awesome. Made me want to visit a farm every day of my life. We pet his adorable little pregnant cow who was so sweet that she's practically a pet. She's a dexter cow. And I want one for Christmas.