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.
Our first house cow Bella came to us from a dairy farm and had already had two calves. She came with her second calf, Molly, who is also a full Jersey cow. We raised Molly to be our second house cow. With Bella now having an uncertain future after having difficulty with her last calf, […]
Good quality sour cream contains probiotic cultures; you can make your own sour cream so you can control the quality and save money.
It’s not very often that you get to have an interview with a farmer who hasn’t worked a farm since 1949. My grandfather was born in 1922, not too far from Shickshinny, Pennsylvania. The family farm was 56 acres. They raised potatoes, tomatoes, chickens, and dairy cows. With this wealth of knowledge available to me, […]
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.
Want to make life on the homestead easier? Well there’s an app for that! In the electronic revolution that we all live in, applications have been designed to make our lives a little easier. Keep track of: records, breeding schedules, egg calculations, beehive maintenance, and more, all with mobile friendly apps. Check out this roundup […]