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Paige's Highlights

Ah, a bit of a break and dreaming aroung this holiday season, now that all the craziness of rotation has died down a bit. It's nice to be back.

1. Making the most of your cow. With graduation looming and our jump to the country not too far off, I've been thinking more about our home dairy cow plans. Even the small Dexters make up to 3 or 4 gallons of milk a day--over the course of a week, that's nearly 20 gallons! I KNOW that even a larger family wouldn't be able to drink all that, let alone just Dan and I. Therefore, I need ways to make the most of our dairying production. An article from Mother Earth News has some guidance for being frugal with your use and making sure that all the extra isn't just fed to the pigs and chickens! This book (below) is one that I keep drooling over every time I wander by the book aisle of Tractor Supply.

2. Dairy Recipes. Although I will likely settle on my favorite dairy-ing book and it will become my dairy Bible, Mother Earth News offers several free recipes in this article for 30-minute mozarrella, cream cheese, yogurt, and ricotta--the four of the most commonly consumed dairy cheese in our home! Bon appetit!

3. An ingenius cheese press. I saw a picture of this cheese press and was immediately tickled. It will always be easy to determine how many pounds of press you have with this design. :)

4. Raising Chickens. Again, a lovely article on Mother Earth News by Havey Ussery. He goes through both regular brooder raising chicks and using broody hens (my personal favorite). He has a wonderful website at that has a great deal on raising chickens, earthworms, and gardening. A wonderful resource!


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