Drama Llama Ranch

 

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Drama Llama Ranch is located in the beautiful countryside of Maury County in Stiversville, TN.

If you’re looking for quality raw milk, this is it. These heirloom Jersey cows are given alfalfa and bermuda hay at milking. They have access to hay all the time, as well as loose mineral and water, and a few shelters to choose from.

If a cow needs to put a bit of weight back on, they are given non-gmo, soy-free balanced feed for dairy cows. They also get lots of treats from the children like the majority of the apples from the trees, leftover watermelon, bananas and carrots. 

Their cows are silvo-pastured which means animals who are rotated through forested “pasture.” This method has many benefits, mainly because dairy cows need shade. They are extremely susceptible to heat stress and the shade of the forested land drops the outside temp by several degrees. They also choose to eat from a variety of plants – notdrama-pony just whatever grass has been seeded in the pasture. They eat tree leaves, vines, sprouted seedlings, as well as wild fruits and berries. The varied diet provides their bodies with many more vitamins and minerals than straight pasturing alone. 

Because of that, this milk is extra nutritious, and is mostly all grass fed. They also have free-range chickens and eggs, as well as forested hogs.

As a family of 14, the Jensens moved from the suburbs out to the country 3 years ago to live their dream of raising their kids free-range.

They have a very diverse homestead – chickens, ducks, guineas, heritage breed pigs, mini donkeys, alpacas, a mini pony named Hercules, and the 4 princess Jersey girls.

They chose Jersey cows because they are an old-world breed and small enough for the children to be able to assist with milking. Their 13 year old son and 10 year old daughter are the chief milking helpers. 

drama-milkingChrissy Jensen says “I am the owner of My Dairy Fairy which is a company producing an antibiotic-free treatment for mastitis – the number one cause of antibiotic use in dairy cows. Since I created this product, I obviously use this product, which means I have not needed to resort to antibiotic use for my cows.

Most dairy cows will struggle with mastitis at some point. Sometimes it’s from stress or trauma (jumping around, running, hitting their udder on something) or infection caused by bacteria entering the udder through the teat. When treated with antibiotics, the typical recommendation is to throw away the milk from the treated quarter for 4 days after the last dose, but most veterinarians will tell you the residue from the antibiotics will show up in milk even after that point. 

We milk using a closed container process with an in-line filtration system. The milk is transferred immediately into glass half-gallon jars and put into the refrigerator within 30 minutes of milking. We date jars with day of the week stickers so you know when it was milked. 

You need to provide the 1/2 gallon mason jars for your shares, or have me purchase them for you and charge it to your first delivery.”

drama-more llamasCurrent delivery options:
1. Spring Hill, TN on Sunday mornings at 10:30-11

2. Westhaven neighborhood in Franklin on Wednesdays
3. Columbia farmer’s market Saturday mornings
4. Delivery in Davidson county near Concord Road on Saturdays.
5. Additional delivery days can be arranged. If you have a group of friends and can arrange for 10 shares sold, I will deliver to a new location or neighborhood!

Cost: $50.00 one time share buy in.
$8.00 for labor per gallon
$7 per gallon if a group gets together with a minimum of 10 shares all together.

For more information, please contact:
Chrissy (615) 630-2701
or e-mail: chrissymjensen@gmail.com or dramallamaranch@gmail.com

About 

An author, speaker, and health copywriter, Shawn Dady is also the president of Tennesseans For Raw Milk and the Nashville/Brentwood/Franklin Chapter Leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation. She is a consultant and nationwide influencer for people on health and wellness issues and has been in the industry for more than 20 years.