Hobby Farms - September/October 2010
26 The Farmer's Cow
Native Milking Shorthorns are recognized as a highquality
dual-purpose cattle breed for small farmers.
Whether you want meat or milk, this could be the
cow for you.
by Samantha Johnson
44 Designer Pumpkins
Squash don't have to be round and orange to be
called pumpkins. Discover these 15 unusual varieties
that will make any jack-o'-lantern jealous.
by Jessica Walliser
52 Custard & Cream
Cherimoyas-custard apples-aren't so common in
the United States, but this Spanish couple makes a
living cultivating the creamy fruit. With the right
climate and care, your small farm could hold
cherimoya treasures, too.
by Heidi Fuller-Love
58 Little Store on the Farm
Make your farm profitable with an on-farm store.
Learn the ins and outs from these store operators,
from challenge to reward.
by Cherie Langlois
20 Livestock Q & A
Dianne Hellwig, PhD, DVM
with Dr. Lyle G. McNeal
34 Buying the Farm
38 Farm Garden
66 Tools of the Trade
70 Farm to Table
74 How Do I ...
Care for My Tools
4 Notes From the Porch
6 Reader Mail
8 Reader Resume
18 Say Cheese!
72 Reader Service Index
93 Classified Advertising
96 Back to the Farm
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