Novella Carpenter en Milking Time <p>Every morning, I pat the milking stand, which is housed in the laundry room of my apartment in a rundown neighborhood of Oakland, California, known as GhostTown, and say, “Come on up, come on up,” in a singsong voice. With her black-cloven hooves, Bebe steps up and I wipe her udder with a moist cloth. NPR’s Morning Edition usually plays in the background—I like to get some news during my milking sessions.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Novella Carpenter </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Author Novella Carpenter’s essay on her inner-city farm. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="310" height="310" alt="" src="" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> March/April 2010 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More Good Reads </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/food_news_origins/people_perspectives/good_reads/the_secret_ingredient">The Secret Ingredient</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/food_news_origins/people_perspectives/good_reads/baking_for_love">Baking for Love </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/food_news_origins/people_perspectives/good_reads/sharing_the_kitchen">Sharing The Kitchen</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/food_news_origins/people_perspectives/good_reads/for_better_or_for_worse">For Better or For Worse</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/food_news_origins/people_perspectives/good_reads/meals_to_remember_signs_of_spring">Meals to Remember: Signs of Spring</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/food_news_origins/people_perspectives/good_reads/food_for_the_heart">Food for the Heart</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> Novella Carpenter March/April 2010 Fri, 12 Mar 2010 20:49:22 +0000 Penelope Wall 15629 at