Monthly Archives: May 2014

The cows – Hotblack

Hotblack Desiato was born in July 2012. She was such a sweet, tiny little calf. Dora is her dam (mother) and Dougall her sire (father). In comparison to G-Zeus, she was up and on her feet, out munching grass with … Continue reading

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The cows – Dora

We bought Millview Dora Belle two years ago to expand out little herd of three. Dora is a lot shorter, and finer structured than the others. She’s really quite tiny, but is a ‘long legged’ dexter, not a short (I … Continue reading

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Loan-a-bull

We don’t keep a bull on the farm full time. One day we will, but for now, we’ve been ‘borrowing’ one, named Dougall McBrave. Dougall comes from a Dexter breeder over near Collie.  He’s polled (naturally hornless) and is a great … Continue reading

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The cows – Fig

‘Ashben Valley Fig’ came to live with us the same time as Butterfly and Fizz; the first three bovines to grace us with their presence. Also known as Figgy Pop when she is good, and Figgy Matilda when she is … Continue reading

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Make your own Baked Beans

Make your own beans and you will wonder how you ate that pale comparison, bought ones, for so long.  If you have a pressure canner, go ahead and can them as per the recipe. If you don’t, then freezing them … Continue reading

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The cows – Butterfly

Here’s a little intro to the bovine members of our family. Butterfly was the first cow we got. aka “Butters” for short. Her full name is Djookorba Butterfly. Butterfly is a pig. Well, she’s a cow, but she eats like … Continue reading

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Health benefits of Garlic

An interesting article from the National Cancer Institute (USA) on garlic’s cancer prevention properties: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/prevention/garlic-and-cancer-prevention

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