Mary Anne from Texas Food Heritage, recently visited Four E Dairy and Lira Rossa. Mary Anne blogs about her travels across the state while she explores the many culinary cultures that we are blessed to have in Texas.
Check out her post about Lira Rossa Artisan Cheese and it’s historical, Italian roots. And don’t forget to try her recipes using Lira Rossa cheese. Yum!
Wow! Has it been a rainy winter! While the soil has been too wet to plant, there is a positive outcome from all of this rain. The creek is flowing, the tanks are full, and the wildflowers are beginning to make an appearance. Spring is right around the corner!
With all of the rainfall, the pastures are looking fantastic! Cows love lush, green grass and it makes better milk too. Because the cows have more fresh grass in the spring, their milk is yellowish due to the beta-carotene in the grass. In other words, the yellower the milk, the more grass the cow has eaten.
Cows are naturally curious, so when you stand in the middle of their territory, they want to know what’s going on.
This girl came right up to me!
“Well, that’s enough grass for the morning! It’s time to head to the milk barn!”