Ann Torrence wrote:
Are you doing an electronic version through the usual (or unusual) distribution channels?
Mary Combs wrote:I hope to buy a Jersey cow in calf or with calf about April or May. I almost bought a lovely cow and her yearling heifer just before Christmas. They had been a 4-H project and so were very gentle, used to being loaded and travelled, etc. The roadblock we ran into was the regulations and hoops to jump to move them from Washington to Idaho. The cow had not been vaccinated and would have had to be vaccinated and tested, as well as a clean health check. The kicker was that these were not just cows, they were pet cows. If either tested positive (very small but not zero risk), they'd have had to go for slaughter. The owners didn't want to believe that, but I sent them all the urls I'd found on the subject. In the end they decided not to risk the testing and last I heard from them, they planned to just keep them. It's a shame, two pet cows with their manners would have been perfect for us and those girls would have had a good home for life.
Bodi Wallace wrote:Greetings Adam, while we probably aren't ready to start a dairy farm, we do have some friends who do have a small dairy operation going where they sell raw shares. Could you list one or two things they might want to consider changing in order to bring their farm toward a more sustainable (permaculture) type operation. I know it's hard to answer without adequate background on their infrastructure, methods, etc. There might even be some state by state "regulations" regarding what you can/can't do when milking cows for other share "owners". Difficult question, sorry to heave this on ya. Just thought you might have some experience in this gray area (for me). Thanks!
Seth Peterson wrote:
Specifically I'd like to know...
how you collected information?
How you got the opportunity to write a book?
How you published?
What were your biggest lessons?
How long did it take you?
What recommendations do you have for newbie authors?
Did you have to pay out of pocket?
Had you always wanted to write a book? We're you born into it, achieve it, or have it thrust upon you?
Info on hardcopy publishing vs. Digital.