Eight Acres - the blog — house 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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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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The story of our house cows - Part 4

Aug 09 2017 0 Comments Tags: house cow, ow

I haven't updated the story of our house cows lately, but its necessary now because Molly, our younger house cow, died a couple of weeks ago. It was strange because I really thought that we were going to lose Bella first, but she is a resilient old thing, and seems in good health at the moment. We are not sure what happened to Molly, it was not a long illness, she seemed fine one day and was found...

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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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The story of our house cows - Part 3

Nov 04 2015 0 Comments Tags: cow, house cow

Another year has past and things have changed again for our two house cows Bella and Molly.  Catch up with part 1 and part 2, I have been waiting for the right time to write part 3, so much has happened in a year!

If you need to catch up, you can read part 1 and part 2. In summary, about five years ago we bought our first house cow, Bella and she came with a young heifer calf, Molly. Since then,...

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