Thursday, June 11, 2009

Weaving and Homestead Cattle

Emma was not feeling well on the first day of weaving class and felt worse yesterday. She insisted on going to class, but we had to leave after an hour. It was still profitable, though, as a weaving fairy left us a heritage farm animal book that I read aloud to Emma during the time we were there. We are now in love with Kerry cattle, a breed with which we were hitherto unfamiliar. The great thing about Kerrys is that they don't need grain supplementation. They can do well entirely on grass, even poor grass. Like all good homestead animals they are multipurpose--good for milk and meat. We especially like that they come from Ireland and sustained poor Irish homesteaders for centuries.

A director of Murphy's Ice Cream, who lives in Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland, writes about the breed here.

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