Having grown up on a dairy farm where he drank fresh milk, Jamie’s got pretty high standards for milk. Unfortunately, here at Ukarumpa our milk options are limited.
Option #1: from the cow to your door—while that is what Jamie grew up on, with the high rates of TB in country, and our understanding that TB can be transmitted through the cow’s milk, we haven’t gone this route.
Option #2: the store—here’s a picture of the “milk section” in our store…notice that no refrigeration is required!
We have “boxed milk”, which is UHT (ultra high temp pasteurized), so that it doesn’t have to be refrigerated until it is opened. We also have powdered milk, which, of course, doesn’t need to be kept cold until it is mixed. Neither Jamie nor I are really excited about drinking a glass of either boxed or powdered milk. We basically use it to moisten our morning cereal or put it in smoothies. Unfortunately Thad seems to have our same tastes, and doesn’t get excited about drinking these either. Happily, though, he is glad to eat yogurt, which we make from the same powdered milk, so he does get his milk somehow.