Tuesday, November 16, 2010

dairy folk get down

All my thanks to Ashley for sending me this. Amazing.

35 Comments:

Blogger Cindy said...

I knew farming was sexy!

November 16, 2010 at 9:01 AM  
Blogger melldot said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!!!

November 16, 2010 at 9:06 AM  
Blogger farmgirljen said...

What a scream! I'm thinking I ought to show this to my 7th grade world geography students.
By the by, I was talking to my husband (the true farmer here - he's been farming for 30 years now) and he suggested electronet fencing for your fox problem. He asked how many acres you had and I didn't know, but I'll send you an e-mail with the websites of two companies we know of.

November 16, 2010 at 9:07 AM  
Blogger The Mom said...

That's awesome!

November 16, 2010 at 9:20 AM  
Blogger katiegirl said...

That's hilarious!! I never looked that cute when I was milking cows...but maybe if there were dairy farmers as cute as some of those guys I'd have stayed in the dairy business! ;-)

November 16, 2010 at 9:21 AM  
Blogger Dailey said...

that was pretty much awesome. best music video i've seen in quite a while. Thanks!

November 16, 2010 at 9:25 AM  
OpenID mountainchicken said...

Glorious!

November 16, 2010 at 9:30 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Yummy, yummy!!!!

November 16, 2010 at 10:25 AM  
Blogger risa said...

Hilarious.

November 16, 2010 at 11:09 AM  
Blogger twistie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! A lesson I learned this summer while I was helping out a dairy farm at the county fairs while my children were showing heifers was: Don't mess with DAIRY WOMEN!!! They are a tough breed all their own! And I do not mean that in a bad was, In' fact it's quite respectFULLy!

Thanks for sharing!

November 16, 2010 at 11:13 AM  
OpenID the-kitchenette.com said...

Maybe if I show this to my husband he'll like the idea of moving to the country a little bit more???

AWESOME video.

November 16, 2010 at 11:33 AM  
Blogger Tara said...

Hahaha! Awesome!

November 16, 2010 at 11:56 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

LMAO- really, really great stuff...thank you to you and ashley for sharing...you can bet it's going to show up on my little Ohio blog too sometime in the future- three cheers!

November 16, 2010 at 3:25 PM  
Blogger Paula said...

That was, and I'm afraid this is the only word for it, which has been used before here, awesome!

November 16, 2010 at 5:36 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

how did I not see this before ( I live in the UK!). this is very very cool...

November 16, 2010 at 7:07 PM  
Blogger Reese said...

That is hysterical!

November 16, 2010 at 8:58 PM  
Blogger LadyA said...

Yo, we Brits got it goin' on ;)
Well there's your man, Jenna, gotta get yourself a British bloke.
I reckon a CAF wedding would rival next year's royal one. Bring it on.

November 16, 2010 at 9:00 PM  
Blogger Bea Elliott said...

What in the world is so macho about unweaned "men"? Breast milk is for babies - Cow's milk is for calves. Not to mention the stealing of the babies... The slaughter of the infants just to steal the nourishment intended for them. Mother's being hung upside down to have their throats slit at a fraction of their age... Meanwhile their daughters are on the rape rack so humans can suck the teat. Evolve - sexy men... real men - don't have a "harem" of slaves that secret mammary fluids for them. For that matter, neither do compassionate humans as we don't "need" cow's milk for a single thing.

November 16, 2010 at 11:31 PM  
Blogger Greentwinsmummy said...

I hadnt seen this either,it made me chuckle though!I live next door to a dairy farm,sadly no chaps like that here either lol.
To the last comment, you know I read hundreds of blog posts and comments and articles I dont agree with.Do I snipe back at them all?no,I simply shake my head,shrug my shoulders and go do something happy instead.It makes the world a much much nicer place.
If you cant say nothing nice,say nothing,is a good stick to measure by I find.
GTM x x x x

November 17, 2010 at 2:13 AM  
Blogger daisy said...

Brilliant! Yeah, Jenna, one of those guys might be just the one for you! Farmer's rule! (and I'm a non-milk drinker)

November 17, 2010 at 6:26 AM  
Blogger Eleanor said...

The Brits have just beat our superbowl ads to pieces! This is GREAT!

November 17, 2010 at 6:59 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

I love milk.

November 17, 2010 at 7:20 AM  
Blogger Bea Elliott said...

@ Greentwinsmummy - I'm very certain that nothing "nice" could have been said about slavery, or lynchings, or wife-beating, or un-just wars, or child-labor, etc. So glad not everyone sticks to that rule of "saying nothing at all".

We each have a moral responsibility to speak up for the innocent who have no voice on their own - It is not my fault if you decline to do so, or do not like to hear a plea stated on their behalf.

There's nothing I've said that is not true. These cows do not wish to be "used", they do not wish their young to be stolen from their mothers and none of course wish to be killed. This means there is force and might used against them... I don't know that using unpleasant (true) words qualifies for the same comparison.

November 17, 2010 at 7:38 AM  
Blogger Tara said...

@Bea, with all due respect, this isn't the place. We're farmers here, and understand the consequences of our actions. We're fully aware of what it takes to make milk, but thanks anyway.

November 17, 2010 at 8:18 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Bea. I raise chickens for food, eggs and meat. I chop off their heads, pluck them, and then cook them. I raise bees for the honey, garden veggies to steal their fruits and seed storage units, and I am raising lambs this spring for food as well.

This is not a vegan blog, but I was vegetarian for years myself, vegan for a while, so I understand your compassion and kindess. I just no longer feel that avoiding pain or death is better for the system as a whole. I eat local, pasture-raised animals with gusto right from my own backyard.

November 17, 2010 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

I saw this commercial the other night and have to say that it does make British farming look especially appealing. Having said that, my friend spent last spring lambing on a Yorkshire farm (she's a vet student) and her experience of the farmers, while wholly positive, was not as pictured. I was personally crushed. Thank you, by the way, for sharing Victorian Farm. I've just discovered that there's a spin-off, Edwardian Farm, which airs tonight. I'll let you know how it goes...

November 17, 2010 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

@ Bea - as it happens, Yeo Valley have incredibly good animal welfare standards. In addition, they carry out conservation work, and are a company with good all-round corporate responsability. A bit of internet research will show you this to be true. They *do* practice what they preach in this ad.

I should ad I'm not employed by them nor do I have any connections with them.

November 17, 2010 at 10:26 AM  
Blogger treehuggers kitchen said...

@Bea, I have to agree with the others. You have definately said some things to think about, HOWEVER, this isn't the place to bring it up. If you don't appreciate what Jenna posts, don't read it/view it/visit it.

about the video...what a riot!! I've never known a farmer into rap. Thanks for sharing! :)

November 17, 2010 at 10:29 AM  
Blogger Bea Elliott said...

Well gee - I thought the internet was a place to exchange ideas. Goodness knows I've had many carnists and supporters of animal ag visit my blog. Most often there is a spirited, intellectual debate which I invite, rather than be limited to "preaching to the choir". As blog owners we all are free to "delete" whenever we choose.

That said... I also have a small flock of rescued chickens... An orchard of fruit trees and a small veggie patch that provides for my family most of the year. I'd never, ever think of taking off the head of Eunice, Cleo, Ester, Lucy or any of the other beings that share this mutual experience of life - Especially without the "need" to do so. I've been fortunate to find enough in foods derived from non-sentient life.

But I am curious though Jenna - What "system" outweighs inflicting pain or causing death? Perhaps there is something I have not considered about this "system"? I'm certainly open to hear more.

November 17, 2010 at 8:38 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Bea, I am also an animal. As an animal rights activist, I would like to request the same respect to me and my blog as you would to other animals. No need to make a fuss.

November 18, 2010 at 7:09 AM  
Blogger Bea Elliott said...

I don't expect you to publish this... As a matter of fact - I preferred you didn't. Just had to clarify something. You cut off the heads of chickens - And slaughter lambs for a food you don't "need". Yet you are an "animal rights activist". Aren't you stretching the meaning of words just a bit? Oh, but then again - I'm sure you think everything you do is quite "humane" --- No wonder you can use nice sounding words to mask the genuine reality. Enjoy your rose colored glasses - They suit you well.

November 18, 2010 at 8:25 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Darling, I meant you. If you are an animal rights activist, then please treat me (also an animal) with respect and courtesy.

November 18, 2010 at 8:28 AM  
Blogger treehuggers kitchen said...

Wow!

November 18, 2010 at 8:46 AM  
Blogger annet said...

Great video! I grew up on a dairy farm, but my brothers never rocked like that!

By the way I'm vegan for a very sound reason: it's not healthy. There are no reliable vegetable sources for vitamin B12. I found I had a vitamin B12 deficiency this spring -- it really affected my life and health in a negative way. Bea and those who have deal will others like Bea might find this article by The Vegetarian Society of interest: http://www.vegsoc.org/info/b12.html.

November 18, 2010 at 8:56 AM  
Blogger The Kelly's Adventures in KY said...

This is Classic! Why can't we have commercials like this in the US? I have a hankering for some Yeo Valley now :)

November 18, 2010 at 9:07 AM  

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