Milk Cow

A family milk cow on your Small Acreage can help teach children responsibility, supplement the household food budget and provide a sense of self-dependency.  But it also requires a commitment by the owner to milk the cow two times a day every day - rain or shine for 9-10 months of the year.  It is possible for a good producing cow to provide jilk for the family and also raise a calf if managed correctly.  A single milk cow can be milked by hand or with a small mechanical milker.