Posted by: Reference and Outreach | September 15, 2010

Picture of the Week: The Family Milk Cow

This week’s Picture of the Week is from the cover of the informational pamphlet,  The Family Milk Cow.  

To see this picture in our collection click here:  http://digital.ncdcr.gov/u?/p249901coll22,20641

The  1958 pamphlet from the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service (North Carolina State University) touts the  economic and health benefits of having your own milk cow.  These days this option is not very realistic unless you live on a farm but many urban residents are growing their own vegetables and raising chickens in the backyard.

Check out some sources on gardening from the Government and Heritage Library’s Collections:

State Documents:
  • Plant a Garden by Linda Bright and Georgia Walter,  N.C. Cooperative Extension Service, 1972
  • Home Vegetable Gardening by Larry Bass, N.C. Cooperative Extension Service, 2000
  • Recommendations for Controlling Diseases in Home Vegetable Gardens by Harry Duncan, N.C. Agricultural Extension Service, 1977
Digital Collections:
Gardening – http://tiny.cc/vd5wa
Links from our neighbors:
Here is a news clip from UNC TV about backyard chickens: http://tiny.cc/23fw8
Keeping Backyard Chickens Workshop – September 21st, North Regional Library (Raleigh, Wake County) – http://tiny.cc/jsffg
   
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