This is the day to remind yourself not to take life too seriously. Remember on this day and everyday not to sweat the small stuff. Things are always going to wrong in life, but the important thing isn't the bad things that happen, it's how you react to them. Sometimes the things we get upset about are things that we could easily fix if we didn't spend so much time crying over them.
Whether it be almond, soy, or regular milk today is a day to not cry over spilling any of these beverages. Today is a day to see the positive side of things and to let go of stress. This saying is an old English proverb that was first used in 1659. The saying has evolved since its original use but the message remains the same. There is no use crying over what has been done, we can only look forward to the future.
No cows? No milk! Today is a day to celebrate milk and most importantly the main producer of milk; dairy cows. Dairy farming has been a large part of farming and agriculture for thousands of years. Today, we have bred cows specifically to produce large quantities of milk to keep up with the ever growing demand. Like humans, cows only produce milk after giving birth. In order to keep up with the farmer’s demands, dairy cows must give birth to one calf per year in order to continue to produce milk. Currently, there are over 250 million dairy cows worldwide. North America contains 10 million dairy cows. Meanwhile, Europe has a staggering 23 million dairy cows. Lastly, Australia and New Zealand contain 6 million dairy cows. Milk consumption has slowly begun to rise in Asia, particularly in countries such as China, which now contains more than 12 million cows for rising milk production. Over the last 50 years, dairy farming has become more intensive than ever before. Despite the creation of milk substitutes such as almond and lactose free milk, dairy cow milk production still continues to rise. The most common cow used in dairy production is the Holstein-Fresian. This is the typical black and white cow you think of when you think of cows. Due to high demand, there has been some specific breeding changes to this cow in order to make it the most efficient milk producer it can be. Over the past forty years, this cow has been bred to double milk production compared to years past. In the United States, the average dairy cow created 7.5 gallons of milk per day. If the cow was simply feeding her calf she would only produce 1 gallon of milk per day. That’s a lot of milk and most importantly; don’t spill it!
Tres Leches Cake
A good way to celebrate this holiday and make use of your milk before it’s spilled is this Tres Leches Cake. Sweet and fluffy, this cake will make your holiday one to remember.