We’ve recently been discussing just how important dairying was, first as a career for the idyllic milkmaids and as a country business that was transported into towns (resulting in a more convenient, but poorer Read More
William’s World: Hi-Ho the Dairy-O!
“My cow is a commonwealth to me… for she allows myself, my wife and son for to banquet ourselves withal.” ~ Food in Early Modern England A while back, we posted Read More
William’s World: Ode to the Springtime Milkmaid!
The Milkmaid, Jan Vermeer, 1657-8 I really don’t like to milk cows. I can’t stand to churn butter. I know this is a shocking admission from a so-called history Read More