How many of you are looking for ways to save time on your homestead? I’m raising my hand. Some days it seems like there are never enough hours. Am I right? One way that we try to save precious time around our homestead is by striving for a simpler life. But sometimes homesteading doesn’t really […]
Two years in the making. We’ve dreamed. We’ve imagined. Guys, it’s finally gonna happen. We are getting our very own milking cow! As excited as we are to talk about the expansion of our homestead, the milking cow isn’t what this post is about. Well, not really. This fall we’ve been busy reclaiming an old […]
In this post I discuss the different options for castration of bull calves and a funny story about our first attempts.
I wish we had luscious green grass for our cow year round, but like most places, we only have green grass for short periods. In winter, we don’t get much rain at all, and our sub-tropical grass species die off with the cooler weather. This is when we need to feed our house cow extra […]
I was recently contacted by a friend with a sick steer. She described his symptoms and I was concerned that is sounded quite serious, but I hesitated to recommend that she called a vet. Unfortunately the animal later died, which confirmed my suspicions, however we were both comfortable that she did all she could to […]
A couple of times now I’ve heard people say that only bulls have horns. The second time it was a radio announcer. I thought I better write a post to explain that some cows have horns…. and some bulls don’t! Read more over at Eight Acres.