Holding up milk

Is that a cow version of a bank robbery? Kind of!   In reality, "holding up" of milk is only a problem when we're trying to milk a cow and she does not want to give us her milk (for a variety of reasons). Below we'll discuss what "holding up" is, how it works, how …

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DIY Salve for Farm & Home

Winter is a great time to work on indoor projects, so here are some of my favorite salve recipes for farm and home use: Un-Petroleum Jelly Use as a general salve (for humans and animals) or as an udder balm. We use this for our cows in the coldest months when liquid teat dips might …

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How to make a Sheepskin Rug – Part One

Before one can make a sheepskin rug (that article is coming up next!), a person needs a sheepskin to work with. A dear farmer friend (Thanks, Shawna!) told us about her relatives skinning a deer by pulling the hide off. Basically, the animal's body is attached to a tree, hide is attached to a rope attached to the bumper of …

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