Posted on

The Milk and YOU



The Milk and You

The other uses of milk :-

Do you know? ‘To make every gallon of milk, a cow must pump from 600-800 gallons of blood through her udder. Think of that next time you pour yourself a glass. That cow poured her heart into it!’

And what is in raw milk?  is it just an oil/water emulsion?

And how milk is made ... Cows are normally milked 2 times per day, some high producing herds are milked 3 times per day.

The cow spends about 8 hours eating, 8 hours sleeping and 8 hours ruminating or chewing their cud.

Cows are usually provided with a fresh paddock of grass in the morning after milking and another fresh paddock of grass in the evening after milking and also be fed some grain in the dairy while being milked and Hay or Silage (conserved forage) if there is not enough grass.

Whole milk  undergoes pasteurization, homogenization and further processing before its distribution for consumption:-

! Pasteurization:

This process involves heating every particle of milk to a specific temperature for a specified period of time and cooling it again without allowing re-contamination. Pasteurization is performed for two reasons;

  1. Ensure all milk products are safe for human consumption by destroying all bacteria that may be harmful to health (pathogens).
  2. Improve the keeping quality of milk by killing or inactivating some undesirable enzymes and spoilage bacteria.

! Homogenization:

This process involves pushing the raw milk through an atomizer to form tiny particles so that the fat is dispersed evenly throughout the milk, stopping the fat from floating to the top of the container.

! Further processing: Reducing the fat content by micro-filtration;  increasing the storage life by ultra high temperature (UHT) treatment and mixing or culturing milk for flavoured and yoghurt products.

Milk and You

The other uses of milk :-


Use milk to relieve sun burns – mix milk with a bit of water and smear on the painful area.
For burns that cover large areas –  soak your shirt  in the mixture and wear your shirt for ongoing relief and faster healing of the skin
SKIN CARE : To have a soft, fabulous and baby skin – bathe with milk
When you have surplus supply of milk, before it expires
Prepare a bath, fill half of it with milk and  soak your body for about 30 minutes, amazing … you will be very happy!!!
Stain remover
Scrub the stain on your cloths with a mixture of milk and lemon juice. Leave overnight and then put in the wash, wonderful!
Polish YOUR leather shoes and other leather products – with a clean cloth, soak in milk, then wipe your leather shoes to get an immediate shine
YOUR  silverware – soak silverware in a bowl of sour milk for 30 minutes, wash with hot water and soap. Dry with soft cloth and wow!
To Plant lovers –  
For better Irrigation
!!! 1 part milk for 4 parts of water, mix and water your plants…more robust, green and makes you happier
green leaf
Clean your house plants
!!! Soak a clean cloth in skimmed milk to remove dust and stains from your house plants:
Wipe the leaves with the cloth and then use a damp towel or cloth to dry the leaves
Recipe: Making your own yogurt from milk
Mix one glass of milk with 1 table spoon of white vinegar or lemon juice
Milk for cooking    corn
1)   Frozen fish –  soak in a bowl of milk until it is completely thawed then cook, tastier!
 2) Corn – with milk and water in equal amount into a pot, heat up and  boil the corn, yum!
China Wares and Porcelain Care : Fix cracked porcelain and china dishes
Glue the broken item then in a big pot, fill the pot with 2 cups (or more) of milk, put the cracked items and heat on a low fire for an hour.
Let it cool and wash item when cold. The milk help  fades away the crack 🙂


Wishing you a fabulous Holiday Season; wellness, love, joys and abundance be your special gifts today, ‘Merry Christmas’!!!


With much love,


One thought on “The Milk and YOU

  1. Hello,

    Buck O’Connor calling. May I use your picture of yellow corn in a childrens educational television program on the Kentucky Educational Television network? I have a new Mr.Roger’s-type show and I’m teaching children how to farm corn. In this episode, we teach children about the three most common types of sweet corn, white, yellow and peaches & cream.

    Your image will be used in my show only to teach kids what yellow corn looks like. I will give you credit for the picture in my show credits.


    Buck O’Connor

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *