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The Small Dairy Podcast

Want to know about life on a small Minnesota dairy farm? Let us be your farmer-guides - meet Carol & Rich as they struggle to make ends meet on the 6 year old organic dairy farm.

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Farm Update – March 2022
In this episode, Carol is back with another on the farm update for the second week in March.  This week, she's in the beef paddock with Willow (Madison's dog).
06:44 04/03/2022
Farm Update – Last Week in February
In this episode, Carol is back with another on the farm update for the last week in February 4th week in Feb news Remember: If interested in a Milky butter churn from MilkyDay.com MilkyDay.com is offering a 5% discount to use on their website.  Use the promo code “podcast” at checkout. Carol is back Herd is for sale... or at least a few Family milk cows were sold Goats started kidding - see the video of Facebook Goat milk will be for sale soon We have cows to calf in March Milk sales are going really well Still offer free milk to new customers Let's talk about farm-fresh butter We're working closely with our local butcher On The Road Custom Cutting We have 100% grass-fed beef for sale Our freezer needs pork sausage We will be processing 3 hogs - two are already reserved/sold We are looking at partnering with an local egg farm for selling their delicious eggs on our farm for your convenience We sold 2 Highland cattle to some nice folks from Tennessee - 17 hrs away.  Check out Bagby's Critter Corral Here is their FB page update .  They made it home safely.
06:29 03/04/2022
Farm Update – November 27th
In this episode, Carol is back with another on the farm update - November 27th End of November farm news Milky butter churn has arrived from MilkyDay.com MilkyDay.com is offering a 5% discount to use on their website.  Use the promo code "podcast" at checkout. We're making raw milk butter The calf barn is noisy this week Raw milk sales are growing faster than we anticipated... and that's a good thing.  Thanks you. Emma calved Sapphire calved too On Thanksgiving, Ambrosia calved as well Changing calf protocols to prevent scours We are still keeping calves in groups The youngest calves are learning to nurse on the milk-bar. We will have beef for sale very soon - ground beef and soup bones Will we go to once-a-day (OAD) milking?  Hmmm  We have options. We are processing milk into cream and cream into delicious butter Would you like to try some FREE farm-fresh butter? We have puppies... they are so cute.  Corgis/Auggies for sale We hope you had a great Thanksgiving.
09:20 11/28/2021
Highlander Surprise
In this episode, Carol discovers a new calf.  She's out in the winter Highland (beef) herd paddock when she takes out her phone and starts recording. Sapphire has a new bull calf... he's gorgeous.
03:16 11/21/2021
Farm Update – November 17th
In this episode, Carol is back with another on the farm update November 17th 2nd week news Milky butter churn is ordered from MilkyDay.com MilkyDay.com is offering a 5% discount to use on their website.  Use the promo code "podcast" at checkout. We'll soon be able to offer fresh, raw milk butter Bedding pack chores Calving pens for calving Emma's calf is coming Blossom's calf is good We did dehorning/disbudding Dog doors closed up on the calf barn When will Mistletoe calf? December? Milk sales are growing We love meeting new folks
04:31 11/20/2021
Farm Update – November 8th
In this episode, Carol is back with another on the farm update November 8th Midweek news Aussie Shepherd/Corgi babies Friday heifer calf from Blossom (the cow) Calf warmer Calf care Check out our Facebook page (new pics) Calf born on Saturday Reviewing calf barn history Butter making... How it's done Shake, shake, shake Butter tastes wonderful & feedback Deer hunting Taste our milk - get a free gallon
07:41 11/10/2021
The Calf Wouldn’t Poop – Update
Here's a quick update on Blossom's new calf... also known as The Calf That Wouldn't Poop.
02:42 11/09/2021
The Calf Wouldn’t Poop
In this episode, Carol is back in the calf barn talking about how to care for a chilled newborn calf Chilled calf care Blossom calved Dealing with a chilled calf The calf warmer Her temp was 91.7ºF In the warmer from 6pm-midnight Tubing a calf Cold calves, sheep, goats can't digest Cold calves won't nurse The heifer is now in the barn Awesome weather - 70ºF Newborn calves sleep allot Giving a calf an enema Bowels are moving Rose, Blossom, Thistle and now who? We need a name of our new heifer
08:05 11/08/2021
We’re Meeting Some Awesome People
In this episode Grass-fed Highland Beef New bull calf Our heifers are back Will Emma calf soon? Deer hunting We're meeting awesome folks through our raw milk sales People love our raw cream We are processing cream daily Cream separator We had frost Time to feed hay - it costs more Free raw milk
04:15 11/04/2021
The Death Of A Calf
It was a particularly tough week.  We lost a calf to bloat.  We had never run across that before... and it happened so fast.  I ran to the barn for the remedy.  By the time I got back to he, she was at her last breaths.  I apologize for crying while doing the podcast. Topics discussed in what we are calling 'The Jersey Journal'.  These are some of the latest farm updates. Winter is coming Herd update Talking about mastitis Sad barn news - we lost a baby (you may cry when you hear this) We have a new bull calf We made homemade cheese... and the cat ate it We still have plenty of raw milk for to try for free
05:45 10/27/2021