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KellyGa    Posted 12-09-2004 at 16:21:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wow, thanks to all y'all fine folks that helped me out with finding jerseys! I knew y'all could help me.

I prefer one already bred, so the milk will be there right away, BUT...having one as a calf and raising it sounds nice too, and it would probably be puddy in my hands, since we all know how I am with my animals. ;)

We are just one month away from applying for that loan for that 31 acres. I have the chickens, now when we get in there I want a milk cow. Got to keep things moving, one day I may actually be somewhat self sufficient! One thing at a time they say though, not going to get ahead of myself. The cow is the next thing I want to invest in though. :)

James, thanks for that site, very good site. I did see the ad you were talking about. I also saw an ad for a jersey breeder that is just 5 miles from Cedartown, which is where I hope to end up! We probably passed the beauties on the way to look at the place! I was going to go holstein, but the more I read, the more I wanted the jerseys. They have such sweet doe eyes anyway. But more important, their milk contains more fat for making the butter and so on, but they don't produce as much milk as a holstein, which is good, because I don't think I will need as much milk as they are telling me a holstein produces! I will definitely keep you in mind when the time comes though, since you have good connections, I really appreciate it! :)

Donna, I was searching last night, and your journal just happened to come up with that pic of that sweet baby pic of that calf and you! I tell ya, once we get out on that 31 acres, its 30 minutes to the nearest Walmart, and 15 minutes to town, and I plan to stay on my property as much as possible, and shoot, we won't be able to afford to go on vacations if we are paying for our place! So, I figure my critters will be good company and Shelby too, since I will home school her, and that will be coming up soon too. With her wanting a horse eventually, and Ian wanting a llama, I think we will be pretty socked in to our place. We do have friends that can tend to things if we HAVE to go anywhere, but I don't think I will want to wander once I am HOME, and I feel like this place will truly be home.

If we don't get this place, it will haunt me forever. We will never find another deal like this place, never, not for the price. sigh...

Thanks Texas, thanks Salmoneye, thanks so much for all y'alls help. Y'all are the cream of the crop I tell ya!

Fern(Mi)    Posted 12-10-2004 at 15:47:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Once compared a girl's eyes to those of a Jersy cow. She took it as a compliment having been raised with a jersy as I was. Been paying for that mistake over 46yrs. OH wow is me!!!! (grin)

RN    Posted 12-09-2004 at 17:03:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not trying to discourage you, but first thing is fences, pens, and shelter- does the future homestead have a barn and fenced pasture? A grain bin or corn crib would be handy also. If you these the critters should be happy, have fun. Halter break the cow and brush her sometimes, check hooves same time. If no real buidings, get a large dog house and goats- you will learn about cute but aggravating critters and have some milk. RN.

KellyGa    Posted 12-10-2004 at 04:16:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
The place already has a huge barn, and the property is fenced, this cow will end up being a pet, just like all my other critters. Ian has talked of getting goats to keep the gras mowed down, since 8 acres of it is pasture and yard. We will see how it pans out, but I definitely want the cow. :)

RN    Posted 12-10-2004 at 14:43:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Big barn and fence- good, critters will be safe and happy. Goats good for mixed brush control, sheep do better as lawnmowers /minor weed eaters. Fawteen could give you tips on small sheep -Shetlands, and Llama. RN.

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