Friday, January 18, 2013
Am I the last of a dying breed?
I can no longer buy milk filters locally. I've inquired at Orscheln's, Feldman's, Tractor Supply, and MFA. It isn't something I buy often, since I don't milk twice a day like I did in the old days. A box of 100 lasts a year or more, although now that I'll be milking two cows occasionally, I'll probably use more. However long it takes me to use them, they are necessary. So I'll be buying them online.
Some places want $10 for a box of a hundred, then want to charge almost as much for the shipping. The best deal I've found online is at NASCO farm supply, $5.50 for a box of one hundred. The shipping is over seven bucks. However, I can order four boxes and the shipping is $12.61. That ought to be a lifetime supply. After all, I won't be milking cows forever!
I know there are other people milking cows and using the milk, because I see raw milk advertised for sale on Craigslist sometimes. I wonder if they have a local source for milk filters. I'm going to have to start asking around. Although, if I buy four boxes, I won't need any for awhile. I'm not going to order immediately, since I still have about fifty filters. Even if I used one a day, they'd last awhile. Meanwhile, maybe I'll call some Craigslist folks and see what they use for filters.