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Cultivate Simple 18: The Family Cow

February 11th, 2013

An honest and unrehearsed discussion about trying to live a more simple life. This is episode 18 and today we are discussing the family cow and home dairying.
the family cow
For this episode, we will be talking with our friendly local dairy farmers from Ohio. We met Mike & Dawn many years ago while searching for local eggs. A few months later, they decided to make the switch from selling their milk to a big dairy to selling directly to people in the community. Brian and I signed up for their herd share program.
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Today we’re talking to Mike & Dawn about maintaining the family cow. We’ll cover topics like rotational grazing, once a day milking, the benefits of pasturing, and all things pertaining to maintaining a cow.
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Topics Covered:
considerations
pasturing and winter feeding
breeding & calving
once a day milking
breeds

Visit Mike & Dawn’s Blog to find out more about them and their wonderful NE Ohio farm.

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.

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