The Family Cow

Author: Dirk Van Loon
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 0882660667
Format: PDF
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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
Format: PDF
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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 Backyard Cow

Author: Sue Weaver
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603429972
Format: PDF, Mobi
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You don't need acres of land to keep a cow healthy, happy, and productive. You can raise one right in your own backyard, producing more than enough milk for a single family--up to six gallons per day! The Backyard Cow covers everything you need to know, from selecting the right breed to understanding your cow's behavior; providing shelter, health care, and daily maintenance; grooming; milking; and making cheese, yogurt, and other dairy products from your milk.

The Family Cow Handbook

Author: Philip Hasheider
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760340676
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Raising a Calf for Beef

Author: Phyllis Hobson
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9780882660950
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Discusses the advantages and disadvantages of raising beef, and provides practical advice on selecting, feeding, caring for, and butchering cattle

Cow in the Garden

Author: Larry Yarrow
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1543448763
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The story was inspired by the response from children and adults who heard the musical version of the story about a cow that gets loose and ends up in the family garden, ruining some nutritious vegetables. Overnight, after thinking about it, that cow wanted to make up for what it did and show everybody how good for us healthy food is.

Milk Money

Author: Kirk Kardashian
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 1611680271
Format: PDF
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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

The Back to Basics Handbook

Author: Abigail R. Gehring
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1616082615
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Cows on the Family Farm

Author: Chana Stiefel
Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 0766042057
Format: PDF, Docs
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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"--

Back to Basics

Author: Abigail R. Gehring
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1629148628
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.