Cow Share – Making Money on the Homestead

If your cow is producing way too much milk for your family, you can sell the raw milk, however in some states this might be illegal.  One way that small farms are getting around this is something called a Cow Share or Herd Share.  It is done through a contract and basically the consumer is […]

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Raw Milk – As Good as Cash on the Homestead

Most people feel that having a family cow might mean too much milk.  For a smaller family, one option would be to go with a family cow such as a Dexter that does not produce as much as a Jersey.  It is also a miniature but it produces about 1 1/2 to 2 gallons a […]

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Sheep, Goat, and Cow Milk Nutrition

For the most part people gravitate towards cows milk unless there is an issue digesting it.  There are alternatives such as soy, rice and almond milk but if you are starting a homestead you may want look into goat or sheep milk.  Goat milk is definitely more popular, but both sheep and goats have smaller […]

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Recipe: Making Flan With a Vanilla Wafer Twist

This recipe is actually from my mother-in law.  She adds cookies to the bottom of the flan.  It tastes amazing.  You will need a pressure cooker and a deep aluminum pot without a handle to fit inside of the pressure cooker. Ingredients: 1 can of evaporated milk 1 can of white sugar (using the same […]

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Choosing a Family Cow – A2 Milk

Have you ever heard of A2 milk?  A2 milk is said to be easier to digest for those who are lactose intolerant.  Regular milk from the supermarket has both A1 and A2. The Dexter cow has smaller gobules so it is said to be easier to digest.  It also takes longer for cream to seperate […]

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Recipe: Spanish Omelette in the Toaster Oven

Ingredients: 1 Onion 1 tables spoon of minced garlic 5 slices of sliced ham (you can also add chorizo) 2 medium potatoes 6 eggs 1/2 cup of milk Garlic and Onion powder Step 1: Cut potatoes in small thin pieces.  Cut ham and onions in small pieces as well. Step 2: Put onions and ham […]

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Mini Dairy Cow for the Homestead

Many times homesteaders will choose a mini cow rather than goats for milk.  Perhaps they do not like the temperament of goats, or the taste of goat milk.  For whatever the reason, it is up to the homesteader to decide if they want to take on providing their own milk source for their family.  Along […]

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