Unfortunately, sometimes even the best laid plans do go awry. This is what happens when your plans to artificially inseminate your cow don’t work out.
Preparing a cow for artificial insemination can be a daunting task. This blog post looks at the basic steps of preparing your cow to be artificially inseminated.
Once you’re ready to add a dairy cow to your homestead, it can be tempting to seek out a cow that is already in milk and possibly one who no longer has her calf with her. It may seem ideal upfront, but it may not actually be the best idea to start out. These are […]
Ever wonder why your herd is acting strange? We did. At first we thought there was a poacher on our land, but after some investigating, we found out it was a mountain lion. What were our clues? How did we figure it out? What did we do? Come on over and I’ll tell you.
We’re bringing home our first cow ever thing year, and reflecting on the reasons why we want a cow — even though we already have dairy goats. Many things led to our decision to add a miniature Jersey cow to our homestead. Read on to see if a miniature cow might be right for you, […]
Have you wanted to get a backyard dairy animal but don’t know which one to choose? Here are some of the pros and cons of both cows and goats taken from interviews with actual homesteaders raising dairy animals.