Basic Needs for your Family Milk Cow

Jul

20

2014

Before you bring home your dairy cow, you should give significant thought to how you are going to provide for her needs. Cows, like most creatures, need food, water, and companionship. Here is a brief guideline for providing for your cow’s needs. Fencing To keep your cow and the neighbor’s landscaping...

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Healthy, Organic Pasture Soil

Jul

19

2014

While the Bible verse that says, “All flesh is grass,” was not referring to farmers, it has a broad application to farming, and specifically to cattle farming. Every product that you get from a cow, whether meat or milk, is wholly dependent on the quality of forage that the cow consumes. However,...

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Organically Produced Hay Is Part Of Our Quality Process!

Jul

8

2014

Organic dairy farming typically relies on grass and forage as the main food source for most or all of the animals on the farm. Cows, sheep, goats, horses and even pigs, rabbits and poultry can get most of the nutrition they require from good quality grasses and forage. Hay: A Winter & Supplemental...

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Raising The Bar: How Our Family Is Voluntarily Taking Organic Farming To The Next Level!

Jul

8

2014

Mark Twain is quoted as having made the following statement: “Always do right – this will gratify some and astonish the rest.” Those words could have been written today about the way we have chosen to establish and operate our farm. We know that we could do far less and still meet the current standards...

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The Jersey Cow

Jun

22

2014

Our Jersey cows grazing on fresh grass in the sunshine. The History of the Jersey Cow Jersey cows originated on a small island in the English Channel. While no one knows the origins of the original cows on the island, what is known is that the dairy farmers on the Isle of Jersey have carefully bred their...

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Backyard Farming with a Family Cow

Jun

22

2014

Cow ownership was once an essential part of American family life. The family cow provided milk, butter and cheese for consumption and sale. It also helped manage grass and pasture while serving as the core of the family farm. We haven’t lived in that pastoral, agrarian world for generations. The...

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Your Own Organic Cow Manure

May

26

2014

How far does your food travel before it ends up on the dinner table? With concerns over contamination, drought, food prices, and environmental impact all rising at once, millions of people are turning to their own backyards to reconnect with the ancient tradition of feeding themselves rather than relying...

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