Eight Acres - the blog — cow

Cows with horns?

Feb 26 2018 5 Comments Tags: bull, cattle, cow, house cow

I know there is a bit of confusion around cattle and horns.  I've heard a few people say that they thought only bulls had horns.  I suppose that makes sense... but its wrong!

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Everything I know about making yoghurt

Dec 13 2017 1 Comment Tags: cow, dairy, milk, yoghurt

This is everything I've learnt about making yoghurt from powdered milk, raw milk, pasteurised milk and coconut milk!

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Meet little Daisy calf

Nov 07 2017 3 Comments Tags: calf, cattle, cow, house cow

Bella had a little girl calf that we've called Daisy.  Here's an update on cow and calf.

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RIP Molly Moo

Aug 02 2017 0 Comments Tags: cow

I don't have a proper post to write today. At the moment we are just a bit stunned. Pete found Molly dead on Monday when he heard her calf bawling. We don't know what happened to her. She had starting losing condition due to feeding her calf (we haven't been milking) and we had just put out hay to make sure that everyone was getting enough to eat. We don't know if there was an underlying...

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What to expect from a cow and calf

May 15 2017 0 Comments Tags: calf, cow, house cow

This is an article that I submitted to Grass Roots magazine a few years ago.  With my recent post on Instagram/Facebookshowing Molly with her calf, and my tale of finding her with the calf and going to get Pete and both of us coming back, but Molly had already hid the calve and we did not see it again for two days.... I few people have asked about cows hiding their calves and this article covers...

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My favourite house cow blogs

Jun 20 2016 0 Comments Tags: cow, house cow

I don't know many people in real life who have house cows. A few acquaintances, but no good friends with whom I can talk regularly about cows. Like many of my interests, I turn to blogs to find like-minded people who are happy to talk non-stop about cows, manure, hay, minerals, pasture, milking schedule and bottle-feeding calves! As well as enjoying the topic of conversation, I also learn so much...

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