GIVEAWAY: “Milk Cow Kitchen, Comin’ Up Roses”

Thank you for dropping by my Raising Jane Journal to participate in my giveaways! We’ve chosen a winner for this giveaway already (click here for details), but don’t be afraid to leave a comment anyway. I love reading them. And stay tuned for more great MaryJanesFarm giveaways.

For a chance to win a free copy of my Milk Cow Kitchen book, tell me about the farmgirl you would gift it to who either has a milk cow or dreams of having one in the comments below. I’ll toss your name into a hat and draw a lucky winner sometime mid-February.


My book gives you how-to details for keeping a pet milk cow on your suburban half acre, a backyard lot in town … or at least, it’ll help fuel your fantasy of a someday cow grazing outside your kitchen window. Milk cow fantasy aside, my book is chock full of recipes using dairy—75 to be exact—along with 15 step-by-step cheese-making recipes.

Stay tuned for more magazine-related giveaways. If you’re not yet a subscriber to my magazine, MaryJanesFarm, subscribe here for $19.95/year.

  1. Karlyne says:

    My grandgirl, Karysse, has always, from the time she was a baby, loved cows…

  2. Teri says:

    The farmgirl I would give it to dreams of a country life. A garden, chickens and a milk cow. She loves making things from scratch and living and communing with nature. Thanks for the chance to win Mary Jane! 🙂

  3. Teri Schneider says:

    My daughter and her husband, newly married in April, are looking for a house with lots of land so that they can have farm animals. As a child, she helped her dad with the dairy farm we co-owned. She fell in love with the cows and also the bull we had. She even named him (Devon)! They are also looking to have a few sheep so that, in her words, “we can raise them, shear them, make yarn, and knit something for someone,” lol. I would love to give this book to them to get them headed in the right direction 🙂

  4. Diana nelson says:

    I would give it to our library, we live in a small rural town. Many people have backyard farms & neighbors are often customers for milk, eggs, produce etc. The idea of permaculture is popular here. I think this book would be enjoyed.

  5. Marjorie says:

    I would give it to my good friend who lives in the country and already does much to show she has the soul of a farm girl. She bakes her own bread. She teaches Tai chai and mindfulness parenting. She sews, cooks and puts in a garden. I can see her having a milk cow.

  6. Lynn Martin says:

    My friend Suzy has some ‘working Jersey girls’ that give the best, creamiest milk!

  7. Morgan Wilson says:

    My, uh, sister. She’s uh ,my twin. She lives at my same address. We have, uh, very similar names at first glance. It’s, uh, just wild what we have in common.

    (joking…I’d keep it. It’s the only one of the books I don’t have).

  8. Linda Gardner says:

    My daughter moved to Pennsylvania last year to live on a dairy farm with her future husband. He has been a dairy farmer all his life. She is very happy and will always continue to live on a dairy farm from this day forward. She says her bucket list is complete. Nothing like this mom. The best place to be. My husband and I have visited them several times and she sure is right. We have never seen her so happy. This book would make a great gift for her. Thank you for the opportunity.

  9. Stephanie says:

    My sister… She has owned goats before without using their milk, and would love to own a cow.

  10. Marci Dodd says:

    I would love this book…it is on my wish list. But my kindred-spirit, farmgirl friends Kim or Jen would love it too.

  11. Evelyn Pizzala says:

    My Mom who is 92 yrs old grew up on a dairy farm and always had a cow as I was growing up. We always had milk, butter and cream. It was a good life for her and I.

  12. Lorri Oglesby says:

    I would give it to my daughter Kristy

  13. Deon Matzen says:

    We make ricotta, cream fraiche, and yogurt weekly and love cows milk. I can remember buying a gallon from a neighbor each week and carefully separating the cream from the milk so we would have the thick, yellow clotted cream to have on strawberries from our garden. Yum. Miss it now as many home cowherds (this is a person who tends cows) can no longer sell raw milk off their farms in the county where I live. We still use a lot of milk and tonight it is in our mashed potatoes for dinner, with a dollop of cream, for sure

  14. Carolann Tracy says:

    My Dad is buying my Mom a milk cow for Christmas this year. I’m sure she would love this book 😊

  15. Angel Kendrick says:

    I would gift it to a coworker who recently moved to a rural area with a dream of farming and the recipes would be fun for us to do together , we love to get together and cook

  16. Sara says:

    I would love having this book to live out the country life to its fullest with gardens and cows, and so anxious to try those dairy recipes!

  17. I would just love to win your book and get lost in it!

  18. Michae says:

    My wife is determined to get a milk cow. I was able to protest… until our neighbor got one. Now it’s more urgent than ever.

  19. Leisa Joan says:

    I really can’t have a cow, but would love to have your book to add to my collection. It is on my Christmas list. We had cows growing up, and I remember those days fondly.

  20. susan b says:

    I would love this for myself. I grew up surrounded by several cattle farms that edged our property! My sisters and I would love the calves and would see how close we could get to the bull without it spying us!

  21. Becky Davies says:

    My daughter.. She’s a farm girl and has had milk goats, chickens, and cows, but, not a milk cow. It’s time. Haha

  22. Linnie Nolan says:

    To my Granddaughter Natalie who insists we need a American Miniature Jersey! She is 12 and we have Nubian dairy goats! Do you think we should add ?? You just never know I’m thinkin more yummy cheese and Mmmm yummy real clotted cream! Convince me!~ hee hee! 🙂 😉

  23. Teresa says:

    My farmgirl dreams of a jersey and a guernsey to start a small artisan cheese business.

  24. Camela Engbrecht says:

    I would love to have a milk cow some day. I love cows and always thought they are beautiful.

  25. Susanne says:

    We had a milk cow when I was in my teens and I loved it! I live in town now but would love to read this book. I also have a friend that we “farm-sit” for once in awhile which gives me the treat to get to milk again. I would “share” this book with her. =)

  26. Gaye Durst says:

    I don’t already have it so I’d be gifting it to this wanna be farmgirl! Who has had dreams of just a few acres, to homestead on. Of course I’d gift it when I found someone else with the same ideas.

  27. Jaylyn Morehouse says:

    Well…If I win I would probably keep the book for myself! I’ve already named my future milk cow, Paisley 🙂 I can’t wait to start making my own cheese and dairy products.

  28. Hannah Strong says:

    I would share the book with my best friend Marissa. She already has a Jersey named Madeline that she milks. “Maddie” is pregnant and I’m wishfully thinking that her babe will be mine, as we are moving to our own farm in two weeks. My husband isn’t convinced yet that its the right time for a cow but maybe in a year when the calf is ready to be weaned I can convince him otherwise.

  29. Cindy Jacobson says:

    I will admit that I would like it for myself. We, my parents and I, live on a farm together. We raise our own chickens and turkeys. We have also raised pigs and cows for meat. My mother milked a cow when I was a little girl. We have a feed store and sell raw milk from a licensed farmer. As much milk as my dad drinks he thinks we should get a milk cow.

  30. Summer M. says:

    I would gift it to my Aunt, who has goats and makes goat cheese. Or I would give it to my cousin, who has milk cows and loves them like her own family!

  31. Carol D says:

    I am that dreamy farmgirl.

  32. Marsha Rogers says:

    I have been married to a farmer for 43 years. We used to milk Holstein cows on our small farm of 80 acres and retired from milking cows a few years ago. We have a small herd of Gelveigh Beef cows, all females, that are wonderful mothers. Some of the beef cows have too much milk that could be used in cheese production. It has been a dream of mine for several years to learn how to make cheese. The recipes would help me make this wish come true. I am also retired and would love to start a business here on our farm.

  33. Joni says:

    I would gift the book to my dearest friend, Deb….she has chickens, and would love a milk cow too!

  34. Joyce Huber says:

    I would gift the book to my oldest daughter.

  35. Kathy Wright says:

    The farm girl I would give it to longs for a simpler time and place of her childhood. Growing up on a dairy farm where meals were served up with freshly churned butter and rich cream adorned hot
    breakfast cereals. Homemade ice cream was one of the best things about summer😊.

  36. dee mallett says:

    I would love to win this book for myself. We have a mini farm, I have been purchasing raw milk and have just started experimenting making a variety of cheese.

  37. Jean L. Fox says:

    This would be for me. I lived on a farm as a young girl and have memories of many of the things my mom and dad did – had chickens (fresh eggs), pigs, cows for milking, etc. I was very young when they split up, but I carry the memories with me and practice my country style living the best I can in the city. I love your magazine. Thanks!

  38. Keri Smith says:

    My lovely sister in-law!

  39. Sierra says:

    I would love this book, as I just purchased a milk cow this past spring, but my friend Chandra would also love it as she makes cheese!

  40. Carol S says:

    I keep looking at your Milk Cow Kitchen book and dream of the day I will have a milk cow of my own. I limited my farm dream to chickens, goats, dogs and cats. Did not know how I could include a cow in that dream until I saw your book description. My dining room is “dressed” in cow. I want to be a pampered, content, cow in my next life. Would love the book for me!

  41. Dana McCleese says:

    I would give the book to my daughter Anna. She will be 19 in March and she loves farm life and animals. We have a small farm with 2 cows and 2 calves, 2 goats that she showed for FFA and the buyer gave them back to her. Of course she wouldn’t resale them! She wants chickens now and wants a dairy goat and milk cow in the future. She also has 1 horse (Sugar) and a miniature mule (Otis) who is blind in one eye. We subscribe to your magazine and love it. We also have purchased your Glamping book.
    So yes a vintage camper is on my daughter’s want list also. She has a 1967 Chevy pick-up (her 16th birthday present) that she would pull camper with.
    Thanks for opportunity to win the Milk Cow Kitchen Book!!!

  42. Kat S says:

    I would enjoy this lovely book myself as I’ve always dreamed about having a lovely long haired highland cow. I share my library with everyone who is interested though and this book would make a very welcome edition to us all!

  43. Katie Silvers says:

    I would most certainly have to gift this to my mother.

  44. Toni H says:

    I would love the book myself, the only Mary Jane book I don’t yet own… But, if I have to share 😉 I would give to my friend Darlene, she’s had cows as long as I’ve known her, is definitely a Farm girl and a very sweet lady!

  45. Helen Dunn says:

    The farmgirl I would give this book to is my youngest daughter. As the mother of 4, she inspires me everyday, managing a farm with her Farrier husband and homeschooling her children(ages 2 – 7). They own a miniature Jersey cow, that she milks every morning. She makes yogurt, cheese, butter, and ice cream. It’s such fun to watch them living their dream.

  46. Jana Blackwood says:

    I would love the book myself but would share with my grand-daughter to pass along some great wisdom.

  47. Teri says:

    As much as I would love the book for myself (selfish much?), one of my besties recently added a milk cow to her farm family… she could really use the book. As a side note, I’m quite certain some of the cheese and butter made from recipes in the book will be shared with one of her besties… especially if that bestie gifts her with such a fab book!

  48. Allison Rosch says:

    My sweet daughter Vivian wants to grow up and be a ‘cow doctor’…this would be perfect for her and her love of cows.

  49. Terri says:

    Well, I guess I’m wishing my life away, but when I retire I’m looking forward to becoming a full time farm girl.

  50. Betsy says:

    The farm girl I would give it to is just starting out she has a few chickens and a milk cow and some guineas. She’s still learning all the ins and outs and having a blast ! Thanks for the chance to win.

    • Bonnie says:

      My good friend always wanted a farm but could never afford one. She worked at a local goat farm and the owner would give her goat milk which helped with the food bill. She is a farm girl by heart. She is a Mennonite and would love to read Milk Cow.

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