I'm blessed to live in a free country. I'm blessed with a wonderful family. I'm blessed with a warm, dry house. I'm blessed with bountiful food.
Take a minute right now to count your blessings...
...and now take a minute to think about the fact that nearly half of the world's population (more than 3 billion people) live on less than $2.50 a day, and half of them are living on less than $1.25 a day.
One sunny afternoon in early June 2015, I was on Facebook and endlessly scrolling in one of the groups for female entrepreneurs that I'm a member of when I came across a post about Episode 177 of the Biz Chix Podcast by Natalie Eckdahl. This was one of the first times I'd ever heard of a podcast, but I was curious about podcasting and the title of the episode--How to Pitch a Podcaster with Kira Hug--caught my eye.
Today there are 15 Jerseys registered with the 'Birdsong' herd prefix, but it all started with a cow named Blossom...
I'm doing research on the best calf feeding program for raising my Jersey heifers, and since I've received quite a few requests about the best way to raise calves I'm going to share my research with you in this month's CowTales post.
I often read questions on discussion forums and Facebook groups from individuals asking if they should buy a calf or a cow as their family's future milker. There is not a black-and-white answer to that question, and what works great for one family might not work at all for you.
My first milk cow started out as a 9-month-old heifer; my second cow was a 2-year-old that was already milking. In this post my goal is to give you a few of the pros of buying a cow versus buying a calf.
I love to share stories and tips from living on my farm in Enderby where I raise Jersey cows and Nubian goats and make cheese. I work part time at the Enderby Museum, and enjoy reffing minor hockey, teaching cheese making workshops, and reading. Click here to read my bio.