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.
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.
At this time of year I like to summarise my posts on various topics. You can find links to my posts about cattle and cows, including: Homekill butcher day – tips and tricks Homekill beef – two small beef cattle The story of our house cows – Part 3 Cleaning a milking machine Managing house […]