Family Cow Book Giveaway!

 

Congratulations to Bonnie Patten and Sarah Grignon for winning the Cleaning Cloth Giveaway!

For this weeks giveaway we are offering a book from One Ash Farm & Dairy Supply.  The book is called
The Family Cow.  The One Ash Farm & Dairy Supply carry plenty of great homesteading supplies!  I enjoy visiting their store.

They have given me a copy of this book about 2 months ago or more.  I had it sitting there until we started having issues with our cattle and our cow.  Boy, that book sure came in handy!  It is a wealth of knowledge.
This book is for anyone who is considering having a family milk cow or for the person who already has one.  I enjoy the style of writing as well.  The author has a very candid perspective while sharing some really vital information YOU NEED TO KNOW.

We have owned a family cow for many years now and I tell you, they are a joy to keep.  Having a new calf each year is such a blessing, especially all the milk that goes with freshening!  God made a truly amazing creature when he created the milk cow!

The Family Cow

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This is the basic book — yet with all the essential details — for the family that decides to keep a cow for all the benefits she can provide. Learn first the costs, the gains, what she gives and takes. There are practical, fully illustrated chapters that include:

– The history and behavior of the cow.
– Nutritional needs, from grass to milk.
– Buying a cow — the sources, breeds and factors to consider.
– Handling techniques, housing and fencing.
– Feeds and feeding — cow and calf.
– Milking and uses of milk.
– Health and diseases, breeding and calving.
– Growing feed crops, use of manure.

The Family Cow is complete with data charts and tables, a glossary of agricultural terms, and source lists of books and equipment.

About the AuthorAuthor Dirk van Loon has written two Storey books, The Family Cow and Small-Scale Pig Raising. He publishes a monthly newspaper for small-scale rural producers called Rural Delivery. Dirk is a graduate of the College of Agriculture at Cornell University and now lives in Nova Scotia.

Don’t be shy, enter to win the Family Cow Book today!


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70 thoughts on “Family Cow Book Giveaway!”

  1. I forgot to put what I would choose. It would be either the HAND CRANK BUTTER CHURN or the CHEESE MAKING BOOK. Thanks!!

  2. This is really all we are missing. The milk cow. We have the garden, chickens, & raise beef, but we’ve never took the leap of having a milk cow. It is a strong subject around here!! This book may give us the confidence we need to take that step. Looks like a good one. Thanks!

  3. What a neat website / store. They have a lot of great products. Dairy milking supplies (cow) all look neat. We have only been milking a few years, so we have been slowly adding to our equipment. Their website makes a great wish book!

  4. This looks great. I have seen this book but haven’t added it to my collection yet. Now would be a great time. 😉

  5. Thinking of getting a familly milk cow and would love to win this book! Thanks for the oneashfarmanddairysupplyco. com. There store is great and everything is 10% sale right now!!!

  6. This book sounds great! We just got a cow and started milking.
    I`’d love some of their cheese making supplies.

    1. Alexandrea Perez

      Hey Jill! Alex here from One Ash Farm and Dairy Supply! I am glad you like our bulk herbs selection! If I can ever be of any assistance in finding certain products or, if you have any questions, just let me know!

  7. I would be interested in the Aladdin lamps. They would certainly come in handy when the power goes out in the winter months. Or if we ever get to go off grid.

    1. Alexandrea Perez

      Hey there, Jennifer! Alex here from One Ash Farm and Dairy Supply! We love the oil lamps and have several antique Aladdins around our home. Let me tell you – when the power goes out it is extremely helpful to have those around! If I can ever be of any assistance, just let me know!

  8. We have been homesteading for about a year now. We would love to have this book for our library. I enjoyed looking through One Ash Farms store. I have it saved as a favorite.

    1. Alexandrea Perez

      Hey there, April! Alex here from One Ash Farm and Dairy Supply. I am happy to hear you enjoy our store! If we can ever be of any assistance, just let me know!

    1. Alexandrea Perez

      Hey Krista! Alex here from One Ash Farm and Dairy Supply! I’m glad you like our store! We will be working hard to add resources and knowledge to the storefront throughout the coming months. We have milk cows ourselves and our goal is really to help people and share our knowledge! If I can ever be of any assistance, just let me know!

    1. Alexandrea Perez

      Hey Stephen! Alex here from One Ash Farm and Dairy Supply. Those Swiss bells are pretty cool, if I may so 🙂 If you ever need any assistance, just let me know!

  9. Hi! This is such funny timing, as we just bought our first Jersey calf last week and are wanting to learn everything wer can about milk cows right now!!

    1. Alexandrea Perez

      Hey Rachel!!! Alex here from One Ash Farm and Dairy Supply. The weather starter kit is a popular setup! We love it ourselves. If there is anything we can ever be of assistance with, please let me know!

  10. They have so many great things in their store! I would have to say that I would really enjoy any of their books 🙂 Thanks for hosting this giveaway 🙂

    1. Alexandrea Perez

      Hey Libby! Alex here from One Ash Farm and Dairy Supply! Thank you so much for the kind words! If we can ever be of any assistance, just let me know!

  11. Great book! Just what I need before we get a cow. My family came over to this continent in 1650 on a ship called “de Bonte Koe,” which means “The Spotted Cow” (in Dutch). Can’t wait to win this one! 🙂
    Thanks for the chance!

  12. I would love to win this. We have talked for some time about getting a family cow. Would love to read this!

    1. Alexandrea Perez

      Hey Sue! Alex here from One Ash Farm and Dairy Supply! Those weigh tapes are really awesome. We have used them on our goats and sheep long before we even sold them. It’s a great tool to have on the farm. If I can ever be of any assistance, just let me know! Have a blessed day!

  13. Oh I have been wishing for this book, we have 2 milk cows that we have had for just over 2 years, Splenda and Sweet Maple. I think they are the best homestead animal one could have. They feed my family, our baby animals (calves, goats and piglets), we raise our hogs on milk, hay and grain, the chickens (dogs and cats too) like the whey from making cheese. They have been a blessing to our family and I thank the Harrison’s for indirectly encouraging us to get a dairy cow. Thanks for a chance to win. And the One Ash Farm looks like a great place to get supplies, I will check it out further and look forward to ordering from them.

    1. Alexandrea Perez

      Hey Angie! Alex here from One Ash Farm and Dairy Supply! I agree, our cows are the best animals on our farm. We raise calves and hogs off the milk and they turn out even better than they would have without it!
      I hope you enjoy our store and, if you have any questions, please feel free to let me know!

    2. Alexandrea Perez

      Hey Angie! Alex here from One Ash Farm and Dairy Supply! I agree, our cows are the best animals on our farm. We raise calves and hogs off the milk and they turn out even better than they would have without it!
      I hope you enjoy our store and, if you have any questions, please feel free to let me know!

  14. Angelia Vangiller

    We plan to get a milk cow in the near future. This is really scary to me to think of taking care of something that big.I would love to win the book and gain more knowledge on the subject.

  15. I’ve been wanting this book for some time! We are hoping to get a cow soon. Thanks for the opportunity….

    1. Alexandrea Perez

      Hi there, Clarissa! Alex here from One Ash Farm and Dairy Supply! I am glad you enjoy our store! If you every have any questions, just let me know. Have a great day!

  16. This book looks great. We have some cows. Just starting our herd. I would love to have fresh milk for our family.

  17. I have been keeping a family cow for 3 years w/o book and I am from the city trying to dive headlong into Proverbs 31 and teaching my family by loving them Titus 2 . So this book would be handy so I don’t have to bug people by asking my GAZILLION ??????. Thanks Erin for posting this!! Lord Bless

    1. Alexandrea Perez

      Hey there, Abigail! This is Alex from One Ash Farm and Dairy Supply! Thank you for checking out our store! We try to carry everything you’d need on the homestead and be your “one stop shop”! Please feel free to share the store with your friends and if you ever have any questions, do not hesitate to give us a call at (803) 649-9172 or email us at oneashsc1888@gmail.com! We have access to thousands of products so, if you don’t see what you’re looking for on the website, we can probably find it for you! We love talking to people! Have a blessed day!

  18. Thanks for the link for oneashfarmanddairysupplyco. com. Their selection is pretty good. I read something they had on calendula petals. My daughter planted some of those flowers this spring and they are growing so nicely. Now I know there is a use for them it makes them even nicer. We would love to win this book. Thank you!

    1. Alexandrea Perez

      Hey there, Andrea! This is Alex from One Ash Farm and Dairy Supply! I am so happy you like our store!!! We do have calendula petals and we also use them on our own homestead very often! Please feel free to share the store with your friends and if you ever have any questions, do not hesitate to give us a call at (803) 649-9172 or email us at oneashsc1888@gmail.com! We have access to thousands of products so, if you don’t see what you’re looking for on the website, we can probably find it for you! We love talking to people! Have a blessed day!

  19. I’ve wanted a family cow for years now, but they are so expensive to buy right off. So my source of raw delicious milk comes from my Toggenburg/Alpine goat. I NEVER thought I’d own a goat. But I love this creature. I thank God for her everyday. But someday, I want a milk cow, cause I’ve never been able to make butter yet from my goats milk.

    1. Alexandrea Perez

      Hey Emily! Alex here from One Ash Farm and Dairy Supply! It sounds like we are similar. We started out with goats ourselves and then we got a cow…and another cow…and then a couple more. We never imagined we’d be where we are now! If you ever have any questions, feel free to let me know! Have a wonderful day.

    1. Alexandrea Perez

      Hey Barb! Alex here from One Ash Farm and Dairy Supply. We just did a giveaway for “The Home Creamery” and it really is an awesome book! If you don’t see what essential oils you need, let me know and I can probably get it for you. We are currently undergoing a product expansion and not quite everything is live on the site yet! You can contact us via phone (803) 649-9172 or by email oneashsc1888@gmail.com. Have a blessed day!

  20. maureen angelino

    Ummm…I like everything on oneashfarmanddairysupplyco. com! The essential oils, herbs, bulk foods, and books would probably be the most useful to me for now; but if I get The Family Cow book, maybe my husband will finally agree to get the cow to go with it. Then I’ll need all the great products on the website, from milking supplies to animal care. I remember wanting to buy this book a while back. Thanks for offering this contest!

    1. Alexandrea Perez

      Hey there, Maureen! This is Alex from One Ash Farm and Dairy Supply! I am so happy you like our store!!! We had that book for years before we finally got our cows, it really is great and we still use it constantly!
      Please feel free to share the site with your friends and if you ever have any questions, do not hesitate to give us a call at (803) 649-9172 or email us at oneashsc1888@gmail.com! We have access to thousands of products so, if you don’t see what you’re looking for on the website, we can probably find it for you! We love talking to people! Have a blessed day!

  21. Wow! How can I choose what I like in their store? They have it all! The Aladdin lamps are pretty, though. And what a wealth of knowledge in their books! Would love to win his book as I have been dreaming of a cow!

    1. Alexandrea Perez

      Hey there, Ruth! This is Alex from One Ash Farm and Dairy Supply! I am so happy you like our store!!! Please feel free to share it with your friends and if you ever have any questions, do not hesitate to give us a call at (803) 649-9172 or email us at oneashsc1888@gmail.com! We have access to thousands of products so, if you don’t see what you’re looking for on the website, we can probably find it for you! We love talking to people! Have a blessed day!

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