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The Castration Of Bull Calves – The How & Why

Dairy Bull Calf Destined For The Freezer

Castration is any procedure that results in a male animal losing the function of the testes. When a bull is castrated he is known as a “steer”. Under normal circumstances calves raised for beef will be castrated not too long after their testicles descend into the scrotal sac. Sometimes a beef producer will wait to…

How to Can Grapefruit or Orange Sections

Home Canned Red Grapefruit Sections

Home canning grapefruit or orange sections is easy. It results in a superior product when compared to commercially canned grapefruit or orange sections. Canning grapefruit or orange sections yourself  is a cost-effective way to increase variety in your long-term food storage. Grapefruit, oranges and other citrus fruits are considered to be high acid foods.  High…

Butane Clothes Iron

Butane Clothes Iron

A butane iron is a non-electric clothes iron. It is a cordless non-steam iron that uses butane to heat the iron instead of electricity. Butane irons are safe and easy to use and will operate about 5 hours on 150 grams of butane. At present butane irons are more expensive than electric irons. Both to…

Video – The Easy Way To Peel Grapefruit or Oranges

Cutting The Peel From A Grapefruit

Please join me in my kitchen while I share the fastest and the easiest way to peel whole grapefruit or oranges for either home canning or fruit salad. The secret is in the serrated knife. It’s the only method that I use when canning or freezing a large amount of citrus.

How To Dock A Lamb’s Tail

Lambs With Newly Banded Tails

All lambs born on my farm get their tails docked. There are many different ways to accomplish tail docking and it varies by location, culture and tradition. Tail docking (shortening of the tail) is usually done in the United States to protect sheep against blowfly strike. Sometimes when young lambs or adult sheep are on…