Archive of ‘Cattle’ category

2015 Homestead Yields & Cost Analysis

| 2015 Vegetable Garden, Animal Husbandry, Broiler Chickens, Cattle, Chickens, Cost Analysis, Gardening, Homestead Management

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While I find it incredibly beneficial to keep homestead notes and maintain a homestead management binder, my favorite part of keeping records comes in the new year when I tally it all up and see just how much food we were able to grow for our family and how it compares financially to purchasing it. Yes, […] Read more…

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How to Dry Up Your Family Cow

| Animal Husbandry, Cattle

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“How to Dry up You Family Cow.” Otherwise known as “The Annual 60 Day Raw Milk Fast.” It is a time that will test your patience and cause much lamentation. It means water with your breakfast or, worse, store-bought milk. (You might try that once, but only once. It’s only when you go back after […] Read more…

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I Told You So.

| Birth Stories, Cattle

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{Farm Scenes #31} That’s what I said to him as he came walking up to me in the pasture. The day before I told him not to drive 2 ½ hours away when he didn’t really need to because, even though it wasn’t a week until she was due, I thought the state of Holly’s […] Read more…

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Under the Weather

| Animal Husbandry, Cattle, Farm Scenes

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{Farm Scene #12} Poor Holly is feeling under the weather tonight and we’re praying it doesn’t turn into anything serious overnight. While she is 8 years old, I’m hoping to have a few more happy years with her. She wasn’t eager to get into the fresh grass when we moved the paddock tonight and after […] Read more…

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Daisy & Sausage Flowers

| Animal Husbandry, Cattle, Herbs

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I’ve been writing here for what? Over six years now? A fact that, in and of itself is insane to me, but that’s not the point. The point is I’ve learned over 6 years that from time to time, for sundry reasons, I don’t write or rather can’t write. Sometimes it’s doubt. No one wants […] Read more…

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Natural Homemade Udder Butter

| Cattle, Natural Health and Beauty

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Here’s the recipe for our homemade udder balm! We’re whipping up shea butter and coconut oil along with essential oils and a few other ingredients as a natural body lotion on our sweet Jersey cows after milking time. (And stealing a smidge for our own hands too when we’re done!)  Our gals are the best! Ok, so […] Read more…

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