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English translation: Except for 2 cows that remain on the farm for the family's fresh milk

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09:03 Mar 16, 2007
German to English translations [PRO]
Livestock / Animal Husbandry / Historical Trail Audio
German term or phrase: Heimkuh
"Vom Reichtum der Alm

Viele Sagen handeln vom Reichtum der Alm. Woraus besteht aber dieser Reichtum? Es ist kurz gesagt die Milch!

In [town name] wurden die Flächen rund um das Heimgut für den Anbau von Gerste verwendet. Das Vieh wurde – bis auf ein bis zwei ***Heimkühe*** – auf die Alm gebracht, wo e über 3 Monate die saftigen Almwiesen beweidete.

Auch heute noch ist die Produktionsleistung der Almflächen groß. Die Veredelung der Milch zu Butter oder Käse aber wird im [region] nicht mehr betrieben."

Talking about the abundance of Alpine pastures. Heimgut was bad enough, but they've really lost me with Heimkühe. TIA for your help.
Rowan Morrell
New Zealand
Local time: 09:52
English translation:Except for 2 cows that remain on the farm for the family's fresh milk
Explanation:
They stay home so that the family can have fresh milk.

I'm sure what it means and why - how to say it elegantly ....that is another question.

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lindaellen
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Thanks Linda, Craig et al. Very much appreciate everyone's assistance.
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Except for 2 cows that remain on the farm for the family's fresh milk


Explanation:
They stay home so that the family can have fresh milk.

I'm sure what it means and why - how to say it elegantly ....that is another question.



lindaellen
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Grading comment
Thanks Linda, Craig et al. Very much appreciate everyone's assistance.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Craig Meulen: Elegant enough for me! Alternatively: Apart from one or two cows kept back on the farm for their own fresh milk, farmers took their herds to the Alm .....
3 hrs
  -> Thanks for the glossary tip.

agree  Nicole Schnell
4 hrs
  -> THanks

agree  Ingeborg Gowans
6 hrs
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