I just got back from a great visit to Cast Iron Farm. Set on the outskirts of town, this little farm is brimming with life. I was greeted by Christine and her two little, young farmhands. Christine and her husband have a heap of animals including cows, goats, sheep, rabbits, poultry and more. Their website … Continue reading Farm Visit – Cast Iron Farm, McMinnville, Oregon
Cows are ruminants, which means they eat a plant based diet. They are able to eat plants we wouldn’t be able to digest because of the construction of their stomach which is composed of 4 different chambers. These chambers include, the rumen, the reticululum, the omasum and the abomasum. Each chamber has a specific duty that … Continue reading What do Cows Eat?
Did you know there are over 900 different breeds of cows? Thats a lot of breeds. Early on in my illustrating process, I knew I had to decide which breed my character should be. It took some research to help me decide. This is what I found: Many breeds of cows exist today. Historically, there … Continue reading Breeds of Dairy Cows