The second of a two-part series on the benefits of eating the rainbow.
The carbon-to-nitrogen (C:N) ratio is often considered to be of utmost importance in composting, particularly hot composting. If the C:N ratio is too high, the compost will break down extremely slowly. If the ratio is too low, the pile can produce a displeasing smell as excess nitrogen escapes into the atmosphere in the form of […]
The first of a two-part series on the benefits of eating the rainbow.
The pros, cons, and special considerations of four more alternatives for the lactose-intolerant.
The pros, cons, and special considerations of four alternatives for the lactose-intolerant.
Milk components are a common topic related to dairy cattle. For example, when researching dairy breeds, one fact you will notice is that Jersey cows have more components in their milk than Holsteins do. So what are the components of milk? There are three main categories: Fat. Protein. Other solids. Fat When a cow’s rumen […]
Now that you are familiar with the pros and cons of hot composting, are you eager to get started? Or do you feel overwhelmed just thinking about all that preparation and turning? If you fall into the latter category, don’t give up on composting altogether just yet. First consider cold composting. Introduction to Cold Composting […]
Pick up any slow cooker cookbook, and you’ll be amazed at the versatility of this simple appliance. With a slow cooker, you can combine the ingredients for anything from stew to oatmeal to cobbler within minutes, then just walk away until it’s time to serve and eat. Are there other advantages to slow cooking? Are […]
Higher milk production means a heavier, more valuable calf, but it also means a less reliable, more expensive cow.
Now that we know what brix is and how to measure it, we’re ready to find ways to apply this knowledge.