An easy way to make your own udder balm for the family cow or goat. Keep her comfortable and happy!
If you are wanting to teach your children (or other adults for that matter) how to milk an animal but don’t want to stress your animal or “churn butter in the utter,” take a look at this inexpensive method to teach them. Even if you don’t have an animal lactating at the moment, they can […]
Dairy cows are naturally skinnier than beef cows. They are bred to produce milk, not meat! But it can be tricky to know whether your cow is too skinny, or too fat, as both can cause serious problems.
If you decide that you want to use a milking machine with your house cow you are going to need to choose between a few different options. Unfortunately, you get what you pay for, so don’t be tempted by a cheaper model until you understand why its cheap. At Eight Acres we bought one of […]
Corn, rice, bean bags…they are fantastic for warming up one’s bed in cold climates. We are the 2nd owners to a big 1880s Southern Maine farmhouse and it’s cold in here! We almost always warm up our beds with a heated bag at night during the winter months. Sure, we could just have a plain […]
How we ended up with two beautiful milk cows, even though I was initially against the idea, but wouldn’t change it now for the world!