Wensleydale with Cranberries

When I told Jay I wanted to try making Wensleydale cheese, he thought I wanted to make sheep's cheese. (No, I have no plans to milk my sheep on a regular basis...) Wensleydale Cheese is a type of cheese made in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, England, brought to the area hundreds of years earlier by French monks …

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Is this hair loss just normal shedding?

What is Shedding? Animals shed their old coat in order to grow a new coat of hair. In cattle, shedding primarily occurs annually in the spring. Shedding is happening right now where I live and in most parts of the U.S. Cows shed from front to back, top to bottom. At first, you may see …

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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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