The Family Cow

Author: Dirk Van Loon
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 0882660667
Size: 21.63 MB
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A complete guide to the basics of cow selection, handling, milking, care, and breeding that provides detailed information on raising feed crops and utilizing manure

Keeping A Family Cow

Author: Joann S. Grohman
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 160358479X
Size: 22.61 MB
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The cow is the most productive, efficient creature on earth. She will give you fresh milk, cream, butter, and cheese, build human health and happiness, and even turn a profit for homesteaders and small farmers who seek to offer her bounty to the local market or neighborhood. She will provide rich manure for your garden or land, and will enrich the quality of your life as you benefit from the resources of the natural world. Quite simply, the family that keeps a cow is a healthy family. Originally published in the early 1970s as The Cow Economy and reprinted many times over, Keeping a Family Cow has launched thousands of holistic small-scale dairy farmers and families raising healthy cows in accordance with their true nature. The book offers answers to frequently asked questions like, 'Should I get a cow?' and 'How Much Space do I need?' in addition to extensive information on: • The health benefits of untreated milk; • How to milk a cow effectively and with ease; • Choosing your dairy breed; • Drying off your cow; • Details on calving and breeding; • The importance of hay quality and how to properly feed your cow; • Fencing and pasture management; • Housing, water systems, and other supplies; • Treating milk fever and other diseases and disorders; • Making butter, yogurt, and cheese, and, of course . . . • . . . Everything else the conventional dairy industry doesn’t tell us! Now revised and updated to incorporate new information on the raw milk debate, the conversation about A1 vs. A2 milk, fully grassfed dairies, more practical advice for everyday chores, and updated procedures for cow emergencies. Keeping a Family Cow has not only stood the test of time, it still remains the go-to inspirational manual for raising a family milk cow nearly forty years after its first publication. Joann Grohman has a lifetime of practical experience that has been bound into this one volume and presented in the spirit of fun and learning.

The Family Cow Handbook

Author: Philip Hasheider
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760340676
Size: 68.41 MB
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Milking your family cow and experiencing the simple joys that comes with it are explained in this guidebook by veteran dairy farmer and cheesemaker Phil Hasheider.This book leads you through all the steps needed to make your dream a reality and the processes involved to make your own dairy products. You will learn the practical do’s and don’ts of buying a cow, milking, feeding, and assisting her when she gives birth to a calf. You may not have the experience yet, but time will take care of that as you learn. Your adventure starts here and this book will guide you along your journey with your family cow.

The Back To Basics Handbook

Author: Abigail R. Gehring
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1616082615
Size: 37.93 MB
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Includes hundreds of projects for sustainable living--such as dyeing wool, grafting trees, raising chickens, crafting furniture with hand tools, making preserves and cheese, building a log cabin and much more, in a book that also has tips for down-home fun, as well as 500 full-color illustrations. Original.

Back To Basics

Author: Abigail R. Gehring
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1629148628
Size: 80.18 MB
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The classic guide to self-sufficiency, with more than 200,000 copies sold—now fully updated! Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills—the kind employed by our forefathers—and adapt them for a better life in the twenty-first century need look no further than this eminently useful, full-color guide. Countless readers have turned to Back to Basics for inspiration and instruction, escaping to an era before power saws and fast-food restaurants and rediscovering the pleasures and challenges of a healthier, greener, and more self-sufficient lifestyle. Now newly updated, the hundreds of projects, step-by-step sequences, photographs, charts, and illustrations in Back to Basics will help you dye your own wool with plant pigments, graft trees, raise chickens, craft a hutch table with hand tools, and make treats such as blueberry peach jam and cheddar cheese. The truly ambitious will find instructions on how to build a log cabin or an adobe brick homestead. More than just practical advice, this is also a book for dreamers—even if you live in a city apartment, you will find your imagination sparked, and there’s no reason why you can’t, for example, make a loom and weave a rag rug. Complete with tips for old-fashioned fun (square dancing calls, homemade toys, and kayaking tips), this may be the most thorough book on voluntary simplicity available.

The Complete Care Of Baby Animals

Author: C. E. Spaulding
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1626369666
Size: 30.28 MB
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Whether you have a hobby farm or just love animals, this authoritative handbook is the go-to source to help you provide proper care for motherless animals. Inside find formulas and feeding schedules for dozens of baby animals, common diseases and how to treat them, a guide to first aid, directions for safety in dealing with wild baby animals, advice on releasing animals back into the wild, and amusing and inspiring personal experiences from the authors.

Sandra Boynton S Amazing Cows

Author: Sandra Boynton
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761162143
Size: 78.35 MB
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Celebrates cows and offbeat "cowness" with a miscellany of cow stories, poems, jokes, songs, games and comics, as well as information about ducks, hippos, pigs and an excessive number of chickens.

Moody Cow Meditates Large Print 16pt

Author: Kerry Lee MacLean
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458783790
Size: 72.18 MB
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Peter the cow is having a BAD day. After missing the bus and wiping out on his bike he loses his temper and gets in trouble. And to make matters worse all the other kids are teasing him, calling him Moody Cow. Peter's day just seems to get worse until his grandfather comes over and teaches him how to settle his mind and let go of his frustration through a simple and fun exercise. This vibrant and funny children's book is a playful and hilarious way to introduce children to the power of meditation. With full color illustrations by the author Moody Cow Meditatesis a wonderful book for parents and children to share together.

Milk Money

Author: Kirk Kardashian
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 1611680271
Size: 44.15 MB
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The failing economics of the traditional small dairy farm, the rise of the factory mega-farm with its resultant pollution and disease, and the uncertain future of milk

Cows On The Family Farm

Author: Chana Stiefel
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 0766042057
Size: 61.99 MB
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"An introduction to life on a farm for early readers. Find out what a cow eats, where it lives, and when calves are born"--