So, you’ve decided you want milk of your own. You’ve either decided on a goat or a cow. Maybe you’ve already bought one and are waiting for her to have her baby so you can start milking or maybe you are still looking. Either way, you’ve also started looking into milking- and there’s just so Read More
Part 2 of the family milk cow series. It’s only reasonable that we get everybody’s opinions on picking a family cow. After all, everyone has different experiences and expectations. Below is a round up of several other bloggers and links to their blog & posts on picking a family cow. Enjoy! Cookes Frontier– “Is a Read More
This will be part 1 of a multi-part series on the family milk cow- arguably one of the most important animals on the homestead. First off, let’s talk about some basic things you should think about before making the leap: 1. You must milk your cow every day, routinely Some cows can Read More
We are proud to have partnered with Keeper of the Homestead to offer a giveaway of The Family Cow book, by Dirk Van Loon. A graduate of Cornell University College of Agriculture, Mr. Van Loon now publishes a monthly newspaper for small-scale rural producers called Rural Delivery. This is a book that all homesteaders should have on Read More
If you raise calves on your Homestead, you know they take a lot of time. Sometimes it’s tough to balance everything we have to do around here, but we know that the baby cows are a big priority! Need bottle-feeding supplies for your calves? Click here to shop now!
Okay, a lot of people say bottle feeding calves is a difficult process. Well, I’m not going to lie to you- it is. But, if you have these three things, it’s going to be a lot easier. My messy boys really had fun one morning with their bottles!! 1. PassionThis probably goes without saying, but Read More