I am part of a cow collective, a small group of neighbours who share the care of a few lovely cows and their calves for milking. In this film I explains how it works and take you with my family down to the farm.
We take turns in milking and so milk just once a week. We take home around 20 litres which we use for awesomely fresh coffee cream, wicked smoothies, delicious yoghurt, kefir and superb cheeses.
Our kids love the milking morning, caring for the calves and cows. Working together with community makes things easier. We all share the care, the cost, the milking and the abundance.
Shared farming projects could provide an answer for many small-scale and urban agriculture activities.