Milk & Meat! They provide food for animals and people on our farm and their feed is free! They provide rich manure for compost and even fuel if need be. Now that is sustainable!
Cows are a such a blessing to the sustainability and function of any homestead. All our milk cows are pure Jersey cows. They provide a bountiful supply of milk rich in cream and butter fat. Our cows are grass fed only. Of course they get some extra mineral licks, fresh clean water from our well and we bring them tasty greens from the garden too! They provide us with good wholesome organic raw milk which can also be used to make yogurt, kefir, butter, cheeses, buttermilk, and whey. It just didn’t feel like a “real farm” until we got our Jersey cows.