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The New Milking Devons are Home! (video)

The New Milking Devons are Home! (video)

Well its been a week or so since we went and picked up the newest additions to the cattle operation on the Traditional Catholic Homestead, so I thought I might as well shoot a quick introductory video of the new kids.  We’ve added a bred cow, a heifer calf, and another bull calf to the herd!  I feel like we’re set for a while (especially on bulls!), but we’re super excited to bring in the dairy animals for the homestead!…

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More Cattle Coming to the Homestead!

More Cattle Coming to the Homestead!

That’s right we’re bringing in more cattle for the Traditional Catholic Homestead…you know for the winter!  I know it’s not really the best time to be bringing in more livestock for the homestead, but sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and strike when the iron is hot!  We’ve been considering getting a dairy animal of some sort for a while (especially since our source for Jersey milk dried up…literally!).  Well I’ve been seeing an add for some American…

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Preserving the Harvest: Kefir

Preserving the Harvest: Kefir

A big part of homestead life is providing for yourself with the abundance that the land and your community provides.  Along this line I’ll be periodically making posts on Preserving the Harvest.  This will essentially be a how-to with a little how-come, on preserving seasonal abundance on the homestead.  The natural ebb and flow of abundance on the farm and in the garden is something that we have moved away from with the artificial, industrial, commodity based, extraction model of…

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