LIVE SHOW TONIGHT ABOUT GETTING YOUR FARM BUSINESS IN THE PRESS! But First…
What is it like to milk a camel? I was wondering this all month as the time drew closer and closer that we would be getting out dairy camels. Would it be the same? Would K be able to do it? Would I be able to?
Turns out milking a camel is easer than milking a cow. For starters the time investment is less. A camel let down lasts only for 90 seconds or so, less endurance is needed. Also, a camel being taller, I found it easier to work under.
If you calf share your cows like we do then you are familiar with the dance that is letting the baby on to nurse, then pulling the baby off and jumping in to milk yourself. It might frustrate an old time dairyman, but for homesteaders who have been calf sharing their entire milking career it was nothing new.
All and all milking camels was pretty much a smooth transition for us. So that leaves the big question, with all of us drinking camel milk now, and our cows not being milked, what are we going to do with them?
In addition to a calf leaving the farm, there are 8 little puppies that we needed to find a home for. Before we re-homed them we wanted to be sure people knew what they were getting, so we went ahead and did a DNA test of our pups to find out who indeed was the daddy of the littler, Our german shepherd or my lab Bones?
We used the EMBARK DNA TEST, which was super easy to use and fun to learn all about our pups when we got the results back. If you wanna DNA test your dog to learn about his breed, history, and lineage try the EMBARK DNA TEST. If you are going to try it out consider using our amazon affiliate link HERE or typing in http://www.amsteady.com before you go to amazon, anything you buy including the doggy DNA test will earn us a small commission for sending you there buy it will cost you NOTHING extra!
While some animals are leaving the farm new ones are showing up! Just this last week we picked up another animal!
Farm life is so much fun. Getting new little fuzzy animals each spring, playing around all summer trying to figure out how to care for them best! If you are dying to live the farm life but you are not sure how to escape the city and the 9 to 5, checkout our latest Podcast with Morgan Gold from Gold Shaw Farms. (PIONEERS, CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE EXTENDED VERSION)
Morgan left city life behind to start a duck farm, and I found his interview to be an awesome source of info for budding farm entrepreneurs and dreamers alike! Can’t watch the whole interview? Subscribe to our podcastand listen while you drive!
Tonight we have another awesome interview planned for the Homesteady Live From the Barn Show with the Pioneers. Tiffany Euric is coming on the show to talk Getting publicity to grow your homesteading business.
Dr. Tiffany Eurich is the founder of tiffanyeurich.com, a resource for communications strategy, dedicated to helping entrepreneurs increase their brand’s visibility, authority, and impact.
She has a Ph.D. in communications, and over 20 years of experience in the communications industry. She spent a decade as a university professor and was the host of several award-winning television programs. She’s also the author of “Knitting Together a Community,” an in-depth analysis of the characteristics and practices of thriving online communities.
When she isn’t working with clients, you can find her working in her family’s homestead and vineyard (which she affectionately refers to as farming with a better publicist).
Join Tiffany, Myself, and the Homesteady Pioneers LIVE for that interview.