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Other than chickens, what animal(s) would you get for your farm/homestead?
July 23, 2010
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I would love to have a milk cow, fresh milk, cheese, butter, oh the things I could make, it would be so fun.yes

July 25, 2010
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Here is your information for something closer than New York State. I don't know about the prices, though.

Saskatchewan Reindeer Association Phone: 305-278-3373, fax: 306-278-2979 mailto:[email protected]

Here is a listing of elk and deer farmers in Saskatchewan. Maybe at the very least you could go visit some! hug Hug one for me if you find any! lol!!! Like you would want to hug a reindeer.

http://www.deerfarms.com/sk.shtml

Somehow the links to the listed websites aren't working, but there is other contact information. Only one place called Choiceland appears to have reindeer according to their name. Even if they don't have them anymore they should have connections, I would think. Let me know if you decide to look into it any further. I would be interested in what you might find.

July 25, 2010
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Homosapiean to take care of the cow, till the garden, build fence, build chicken coop….My arthritis won't let me do much and Hubby says he's too old to start farming now! I need a knight in shining armor…knight

July 26, 2010
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First I need more land.  I have horses but they have to be boarded.  But IF I had a little farm I would have my horses plus a miniature donkey. 3-4 miniature goats and those chickens!  I'm too old for a cow.  Way too much work.  But IF I was younger . . . . sleepy-cow

July 30, 2010
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Suzanne McMinn
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I need some geese. happy-flower

Clover made me do it.

July 30, 2010
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Frank says we can't have any more animals—–shame-on-you  stop

52 Forever

July 30, 2010
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We have cows and pigs. The nephew has chickens and goats. We are working on woven wire fences so that we can move the goats around where they can clean up the briers and other junk. They did a wonderful job in the lot they are in now. I am thinking about ways to use the chickens to fertilize my garden beds. So we pretty much have the animals we need, just need to manage them better.

SandyC in WV

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August 4, 2010
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I have ten hens and six peeps that are keeping me busy. If I could have animals my first choice would be a sheep or three.  I used to spin, weave, and knit wool. I was a state juried craftsperson in spinning and weaving. I always wanted to grow the sheep, spin the wool, make the garment. This way I could say I made it from “scratch.”  ALSO, I would like a goat for milk and cheese.  And a llama…I don't know why, I just like them.  I'd love to have a farm but I'm happy with my girls.

May 14, 2011
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KentuckyFarmGirl said:

I want a Dexter cow!

Me too!!!

May 14, 2011
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We live on 5 fenced acres in pasture with no real close neighbors.So far we have a working dog, 3 barn cats, a milk cow, and 5 laying hens. We raise 2 steers at a time, 2 pigs at a time, and 25 meat chicks in the spring.Our cow had a bull last time so we got 2 dairy heifers.We raise 2 of whatever so we have one to keep and we sell the other.Our next addition will be 2 lambs. 

May 14, 2011
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I would really love to have some cows, dairy and beef. We have 33 acres of unfenced land, so no cows till we get fence done. I used to think I would like to have goats, but I believe I have changed my mind after reading so much about them. I would like to have more pigs, we have two at the moment, but I would like to breed and raise some. I also would like to have some turkeys,..heritage breeds. happy-flower

May 14, 2011
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We have a milk cow, a 6 month old steer, 12 chickens and 2 turkeys. We also have 5 very spoiled dogs and 2 cats. In a few months we will have 3 pigs. We also have fish and 2 bunnies.

What I would really want is more steers. But unfortunately, we do not have enough land. My daughter wants a horse, but that's not happening either.

Really, we have what we need, though. We have beef and pork in our freezer every year, we have eggs and milk and cream. We make butter and cheese. We grow a garden and can everything we can and we try to coupon everything else to get things free or close to it.

There's always the dream, though. Those are nice to have, too.

May 14, 2011
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For those of you who are without fences or have poor ones:

We used to live on a rented place like that. We got a long rope and a halter and tied our Jersey cow out to a couple of cement blocks.We put her water tub out at the end of her tether so she did not dump it over.She would eat in a circle and then the next day we would move her somewhere else.We did not leave her out like that if we were gone away. We had a little garage she stayed in at night.

May 14, 2011
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Right now my family has 2 yaks 14 sheep ,20 something cats, 5 dogs, 3 chicks( thirty more due tuesday!),and 24 eggs in the incubator. I just convinced dad in to the chickens this year. I want to get some angora goats. We are planning on buying calf to be our bull yak calf’s girlfriend. Dad considering on getting my sister and I a herding dog for the sheep.That’ll happen over mom’s dead body.

May 14, 2011
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A few years ago when I was really thinking “homesteading” I would have loved to have a cow because I  LOVE to eat all things dairy.  At first I was thinking multi-purpose like Dexter  and then it was the mini jersey.  After considering things like breeding, handling, transporting,  housing, feeding and the feelings of others in the household who aren't terribly fond of really large animals, we settled on the Nigerians and we are SO glad we did.  They serve as entertainment, mowers and companions plus the milk is great.  

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