Grassfed Vs. Grain Fed Milk

Grassfed Vs. Grain Fed Milk

We started milking cows with the goal of producing 100% grassfed/zero grain fed milk. What we realized is that there are other farmers who feed grain to their cows and yet they’re presumed to be grassfed. While they may not feed a Total Mixed Ration (TMR) like...
Why Organic?

Why Organic?

I’ve said it before and I hear it from other small farmers, “Organic feed is too expensive and you can’t make a profit.” I’ve even heard one say that he quit feeding organic because it was “deceptive” and that it was likely...
Why We’re Running Out of Milk

Why We’re Running Out of Milk

From the day we moved in two+ years ago, we have dealt with a list of challenges. We were so caught up in the excitement and busyness, we totally missed the signs that we were heading into a drought, one that devastated the southeast and other areas of the US. We had...
Jack of All Trades…

Jack of All Trades…

Have you heard of a Jack of all trades? Do you know one? I’m sure that you aren’t surprised that a farmer tends to be one. He (or she) is likely enough of a mechanic to not only change oil or tires, but to be able to repair fuel leaks or replace and pack...
What am I reading?

What am I reading?

I was once an avid reader, back when I had surplus time on my hands. Now, I have to make time and I’m most likely going to be found reading one of Joel Salatin’s works or any number of farm related books by various authors. Several months ago, a farm...

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