People are saying such lovely things. Thank you all, especially Tom for troubling to write - but I am a little embarrassed by too much praise. There are just so very many wonderful people involved with this board. Aren't we glad we can talk!
I am very new here. I hadn't ever heard of your Cow diary...I think I am the only one. I read it ALL yesterday. We forgot all about school work. You might not LIKE praise, but you deserve it. Reading helped me see the reality of a family cow...not the dream but the reality. I think this is vital for those that want a family cow. You seem to go at it with confidence and forbearance. I loved that part. Now when everything doesn't go right - or nothing goes right - I won't fall down in dispair...I will remember it is part of the cycle. But I don't ever think I can drink colostrum!!! LOL!!
Post by WoodSpryte Farm/Tiffany on Aug 27, 2010 12:05:04 GMT -5
I ordered the book from this site. (did find it for less used in other places but purchased from this site). The book is wonderfully written, easy to follow and not full of "FLUFF". Its Even signed! GRIN... I love the book and I spent hours reading it last night at work and I will continue tonight. I read and re read to make sure I understood everything. Thanks JoAnn. I also enjoy the diary.. insightful.. lol
Tiffany Rich Wife, Mom of 2 army soldiers, and an 10 yo, 13 layers, 2 dogs, beared dragon, and Miss Clarice, Reba , Ruby, Ruthie, Porter & Chuck the steers,Doe Doe and Stella. WoodSpryte Farm Finnsheep & Gourmet Garlic www.woodsprytefarmfinnsheep.webs.com
it teaches feeding, pasture management, bovine husbandry, calf delivery techniques and tips, animal handling..... and so much more. i bought my copy more than a year ago, have read it cover-to-cover at least three times, and have it among my animal library as a constant reference source,
its helped me, and countess others, to manage our cows, and certainly is a great benefit for anyone who would otherwise not have access to the legendary Joann's lifetime of accumulated knowledge.
Post by poppykiss27 on Dec 19, 2012 22:38:49 GMT -5
I have the KFC book on order right now! I can't wait to get it and I very much need it! fixing to check out the Heifer Diaries now
Mother of a beautiful 2 1/2 yr old little girl, Jadyn Owner/Adopted mother of: Suzie 3 yr old Jersey Lucy 1 month old Jersey heifer Six spoiled rotten barred rock hens Four crazy goats (Nigerians) Dee- retired greyhound Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of 2007! Whoop!
The other day I about dropped over dead - I found my hubby sitting down reading the KFC book. I didn't say anything but he noticed the merry glint in my eye when he looked up.
My DH of 25+ years 2 beautiful daughters Guernsey Moo, Delilah, whom I love more than anyone should love a cow. a pair of Haflingers, a Friesan x Percheron, and a Quarter Horse A couple of Angus beefers a flock of Icelandic Sheep, East Friesian x Rideau Arcott Dairy sheep. Oberhasli Goats Bernese Mountain Dog, Border Collie, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Aussie Shepherd Japanese Bobtail Cats,
Post by milkcowaholic on May 19, 2014 10:34:06 GMT -5
Where did the diary go? Am I just overlooking it or has it stopped altogether?
Coming soon..ish - Jersey, Guernsey, and Ayreshire babies!
Wife to a patient and wonderful hubby, Mom to 2 amazing kids, and caretaker/minion to:
Lavinnia Mae the Guernsey
Mama Mia the Jersey
Roza the Ayreshire
Dinah the HoJo
Starlet the Norwegian red/Holstein heifer baby
What? Theres more then the book?! I ordered the book on Saturday from Amazon, I didn't know this page and the book were affiliated. (the blonde in me is strong) O can't wait to get my chores done and start reading.
Take some time to experience the Heifer Diary for yourself (make sure you can read undisturbed for a while!). I'm convinced you'll be glad you did.
Tom (Young Fogey)
As the (then) "Young Fogey" in question – not so young, now! – it was fun, but also deeply poignant, to read this entry. Oh, how I miss the Heifer Diary! Fifteen years (how can it possibly have been that long?) of water under the bridge, and no family cow for me, alas. But I can still dream, and still remember. Blessings to all who read this, and happy trails!
Tom (the No-Longer-Young Fogey)
“Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.”
― Wendell Berry
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