July is ice cream month

Grampa didn’t invent ice cream but he knew how popular it was when he and grandma milked 26 cows by hand in the town of Shawville in the 1920s.
They milked Holsteins in the fall and winter months because they produced the most milk. That was back when many town folks kept their own milk cow who had her calf in the spring, pastured on a community pasture in town and produced milk for the family all summer. However when the pasture dried up and cold winds arrived in the fall the town cows dried up too.


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