Category: Milk Cow

Back to milking

We lost our milk cow back in August of 2008.  Since then, we have been searching for another Guernsey.  Guernsey cows are difficult to find around here.  Most family farming people  prefer the smaller Jersey cow.  The Jersey cow gives a nice amount…

Ron Paul and Raw Milk

Statement of Congressman Ron Paul Introducing Legislation Allowing Interstate Shipment of Unpasteurized Milk January 29, 2009 “Madame Speaker, I rise to introduce legislation that allows the shipment and distribution of unpasteurized milk and milk products for human consumption across state…

Lot of work for so little food…

The agrarian way of life is a whole lot of hard work.  I didn’t just happen to figure this out.  I remember saying something about it the day our milk cow decided she didn’t want to be milked –I immediately thought about…

The Goat’s Milk Myth

I took my first sip of our goat’s milk not too long ago— very cautiously.  We have heard bad stories about how horrible goat’s milk is…it’s goaty, tastes gamey, you won’t like it… However, I was pleasantly surprised that the goat’s…

More Fresh Milk…From Our Dairy Goats

Having fresh milk has been one of the most rewarding farm experiences over this last year.  We started last year with milking our cow, Bonnie.   We also have several dairy goats.  One of the business ideas my daughter is pursuing is raising milk goats…

Want To Know Why We Farm… Part II

Beth pointed out here that one of the reasons we farm is for our health.  I would like to point out one of the other reasons is cost.  This article and the articles mentioned in the Parallel Economy post are all strong…

The first day of the new year

 Hey, it’s snowing.  A brief blizzard of sorts lasted a few minutes and then vanished away.  An exciting happening of the day.   Bonnie, the fat and furry milk cow. The rest of us were a bit under the weather…

Moved Cows to Paddock1

This is the first day in 9 days that we have not had at least some rain fall.  It had to end sometime, but we sure were enjoying the front porch and the gentle refreshing sound of the rain each day…

Escaped Cow

The thing with temporary fencing is that its…well temporary.  That in itself isn’t so bad, except it is not suppose to be the cow that decides how temporary it is!  Just for the farm records, Bonnie the independent, ornery, ovulating,…

Divided Paddock 2 in Half

Bonnie and Monsanto remain in Paddock 2, but we cut it in half today leaving it about 1.5 acres and paddock 3 about 2.5 acres. The boys ran the cross fence after we checked the old wire and repaired damage…

Moved Cows to Paddock2

The 1/4 acre didn’t last long with those 3 green blades of grass.  Monsanto and Bonnie are on to the next lot to see if we can keep enough forage going to save the hay for winter.  Still praying for rain.…