July 22 2011.
We shall remember today as the day our first ever Ahimsa Happyhealthycows, slaughter-free milk was successfully delivered.
Our delivery area is London and Hertforshire, but we have to begin somewhere. Tomorrow who knows, we may be delivering to you and your family. Friends all over the world are asking “Where can we get dairy produce like this?”
Our answer has to be, soon we hope. After all many of us can remember when the first organic dairy produce began to appear. Many felt it was a fad that would be economically unsustainable. After all it was priced much more expensively than it’s factory cows counterpart. But now, thanks to the demand, organic milk and other produce is often priced on par, or even below their chemically saturated neighbour.
In some parts of the world milk such as this is sent through the post in recyclable packaging. In the future we will look at how effective this would be for our herd and potential customers.
But in the meantime our small herd in Kent are peacefully grazing in the organic green fields. Our three calves are awaiting training for their future productive lives and when dairy cow, bullock and oxen reach retirement age they look forward to a life of ease on a farm in Wales.
In the words of author Ursula K. LeGuin,
“It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters in the end.”
And so we begin.