Tag Archives: dairy

To Calf or Not to Calf, Who Asks That Question?

An ad for bottle calves on Craigslist had me thinking.  Wouldn’t it be a great idea to get a couple bottle calves and raise them for beef or for sale?  For those who don’t know, a bottle calf is one … Continue reading

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Moooooooooo!

Is what the cow says. On Saturday I had the opportunity to learn how to milk a cow and a goat. It was actually a class that covered all things home dairy. A nearby farm, Firesign Family Farm, offers classes … Continue reading

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Great Info on Dressed Out Weight of Farm Animals

I often ask people who I think are in “the know” how much meat you actually get from the average animal when you butcher it.  Here is everything in one spot, with breeds to try as well.  Great info. http://www.survival-spot.com/survival-blog/the-meat-makers/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+survivalspotblog+%28Survival+Spot+Blog%29&utm_content=Yahoo%21+Mail

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The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Raising Small Animals – Book Review

The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Raising Small Animals is 370 pages of exactly what the title says it is.  If you want to know how to raise small animals, this is the book for you.  I am going to give … Continue reading

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Self-Sufficiency Book Review

Self-Sufficiency is another book I checked out from the library when I just happened upon it when I was browsing through the shelves.  This book is edited by Abigail R. Gehring and published by Skyhorse Publishing.  This is a big … Continue reading

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The Backyard Homestead – A book review

I got The Backyard Homestead, edited by Carleen Madigan, from my library a few weeks ago.  It is a relatively long book, coming in at 339 pages, but it is well worth your time to read.  It is set up … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Alaska Homesteader’s Handbook

I was sent The Alaska Homesteader’s Handbook – Independent Living on the Last Frontier, written by Tricia Brown and Nancy Yates by the book’s publisher.  I was very excited to read this book as any time I can learn more … Continue reading

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Raw Milk

I am going to admit something here, our family drinks raw milk.  A lot of raw milk actually, we go through at least three gallons a week.  None of us have ever gotten sick from it, and we haven’t even … Continue reading

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