The poor Jewish tailor is beside himself with worry. His wife is very ill and he wants the best doctor in town to treat her. But the doctor is somewhat reluctant because the tailor is so poor and, it being unlikely that his wife could be saved, the tailor might not pay him should his wife die. However, the tailor promises he will pay anything, no matter whether the doctor cures his wife or kills her!
This is sufficient for the doctor and he agrees.
Unfortunately, the doctor cannot save her and the tailor's wife dies.
However, when the doctor's bill arrives the tailor refuses to pay it despite his promise. After much argument, the doctor and the tailor agree to let the Rabbi decide the case since they both are, after all, Jewish.
The doctor puts his case to the Rabbi that the tailor promised to pay "no matter whether the doctor cured his wife or killed her."
After much thought the Rabbi asks the doctor, "Did you cure her?"
"No," admitted the doctor.
"And did you kill her?" "I certainly did not," expostulated the doctor.
"In that case," said the Rabbi, "the tailor has no case to answer because you fulfilled neither of the conditions on which you agreed that the fee should be paid."
I have been canning goat’s milk for many years and this past year canned my first cow milk. I have plans to can butter (it never melt again once you do this) and cheese at some point (after the new kitchen is done.).
Ok so here is the basics of canning milk and please keep in mind the that the FDA says this is a big no,no...Whistling....ok now that I said that...
Do not use cold milk...ever; if you have stored the milk bring it up to at least 97 degrees before doing this.
Make sure you leave a 1/2 inch space at the top of the jar. Put the lids on the jars while they are still hot. Screw the rings on the lids. Place as many jars as you can inside the canner. Close your canner and let the steam vent for 10 minutes place your weight back on and bring it up to 10 pounds of pressure. The time is 35 minutes for half gallons, 25 minutes for quart size and 20 minutes for pint sized jars.
when your done the milk with have a yellow sort color to it. Once it cools the cream with come to the top of the milk and this is cool and safe, no worries. I leave the jars in the kitchen for a few days, of course leave them site for 12 hours, without touching them, but if something has gone wrong in three days you will know. Never water bath milk it is just not safe, plus it would take forever. I have tried it and wasted good milk.
|One of our Cayuga duck eggs, they are not all this dark, but they are so cool.|