Sunday, August 4, 2013

A Family Cow

I have been thinking, for quite some time, about getting a family cow. I am pretty set on the Jersey breed, mostly due to first and foremost, wanting to have fresh milk. Second, meat.

Another reason I would like to have a family cow is to help with the grass/weed control mostly in the corral, but also in some other areas of the place.

I have found four (4) books available on Amazon on this topic. The one from 1976 I have read so many wonderful reviews about, but there are new ones in the arena, which also have great reviews.



Here are the books to which I am deciding between which to order:

     

Has anyone read any of these? All of the ratings on them are pretty much equal.

There is one more, it is pre-order with no date, so that one is out of the question.

Do you have a family cow? If so, what breed? Any advise?

Not only am I interested in a family cow for the fresh dairy products, but I'd also like to be able to butcher a calf/young cow for meat. I have read that the jersey breed is a good fit for dual-purpose. Do you agree?

Thanks for any information and advise! Have a wonderful Sunday.

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Day of Firsts

Today was quite a day here on our little place...

Started out with the first real harvest. I have picked a few items here and there over the past several days, but this was the first *haul*.


Then upon returning from town, picking up the children, we found that Maybelline has hatched her first baby!


Finally, I made the first batch of canned goods of the season this evening. It has been 2 years since I canned anything. Jalapeno jelly!!! It was pretty much a "have to do today" or the jalapenos would have ruined. I had a few I had picked the other day and added them to the ones today to have enough to make a batch of jelly. We love Jalapeno jelly!


So it's been a very busy day here at Eason Acres; just the way I like it!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Who needs a treadmill?

When you have a push mower and over an acre of land to mow???


Honestly it's not so bad. We got a self-propelled push mower (my choice) and it runs so well, I nearly have to run (actually a very brisk walk)! Great exercise for me, though. Felicity learned to mow this week, so having the two of us work together makes the job go quickly.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Handmade goodies

I have opened my Etsy store back up. I have a few items stocked, and plan to stock a few items here and there continuously. Lots of neat things in my head....just have to get them created.

Thanks for stopping by and having a look.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

A freebie I just LOVE

Just popping in for a minute to share this Kindle FREEBIE I found just a bit ago!

I checked this book out of the library a couple of years ago and really hated having to return it.


Now it's mine to keep!

So happy!

I will be back very soon to blogging on a regular basis. Got TONS to catch up on!