My Non-Chicken Hobbies

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by greyfields, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    For one day only, I'm fielding questions on the following:

    1) Livestock

    Cows
    Pigs
    Dairy Goats
    Sheep
    Ducks
    Geese
    Greyhounds
    Border Collies
    Farm Cats

    2) Farm Crafts

    Cheesemaking
    Cider Making
    Wine Making
    Distillation [​IMG]
    Root Cellaring
    Farm Market Sales, USDA inspection, labeling
    Charcouterie

    3) Hobbies

    our AGA
    sheep herding
    coyote shooting
    vegetable gardening, esp. potatoes
    History, esp. English & Roman
    Archaeology
    Smallholding

    4) Farming & Tractors

    Plowing, Discing, Tilling
    Mowing
    small grain growing/harvesting
    Making Hay & Silage
    Seeding, Drilling
    Getting tractors stuck and un-stuck

    5) Professional

    Civil Engineer



    Yes, I'm bored. [​IMG]
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    One day?

    You know you can/will talk geese EVERY day!
     
  3. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    I have WAY too much work to do with the dayjob, so I'm distracting myself from that fact I'm overwhelmed and this week will suck!

    So, of course, random internet musings makes the situation worse; but I feel like I'm accomplishing something.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Those of us on here at work are avoiding SOMETHING. I am avoiding send out letters to disabled people that were denied service and have requested an appeal. I hate those letters!!!!
     
  5. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Greyfields, with so few choices, how do you expect anybody to have any questions?



    (Half way down the list, I was expecting to see minor brain surgery and advanced rocket science.)
     
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  6. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    One of my dearest friend is a rocket engineer. He talked a lot about rockets, science, sattelites and ICBM's before moving to Flordia.

    I need to add daydreaming to that list.
     
  7. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

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    So... how would you go about setting up a small (and I mean SMALL Holstein dairy?
    Christina
     
  8. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Tell us all about your cows, and include pics, cause I'm a visual learner [​IMG]
     
  9. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I'm tempted to do a Holstein bull calf next year for veal. I think it's moral to use dairy bull calves for meat, rather than just shooting them in the head like many dairies do. I find veal, if raised ethically, is moral to eat. And it's delicious meaty goodness, too.

    We milk our Nubians and make chevre. I have calculated it time and time again what it would take to do it commercially... I think $25k and we could be in production. I'd have to quit the day job though, so it would have to be large enough scale to replace my current income. It would be a huge plunge!

    As far as cows go.... I do love the Jerseys with their big, black doe-eyes.
     
  10. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Angus/Simmental crosses, all of them. They were all AI'd to Red Angus bull this year. I have 2 greys, 1 red, 1 blue and one orange with teh white simmental face. :0
     

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