It is fascinating to learn that goats and sheep were the first domesticated livestock on the planet, taking place around 10,500 years ago. This article covers the history of domestication of both goats and sheep and how this cultural shift transformed humanity and civilization as we know it. Enjoy a fascinating journey into ancient history! […]
Are you a new homesteader and have goats? Are you wondering about having babies and getting prepared for the birthing of the kids? Here is a quick video that shows you exactly how the baby presents coming out of the mama and what you do in the immediate moments after the baby goat exits the […]
If you are looking for milk production from your goats, you will want to pick a breed (or breeds) that are bred for their dairy capabilities. There are many different breeds of goats available and even many dairy goat breeds. Here are the top 5 dairy goat breeds you should look at for milk production.
Goats can get sick really quickly. To save yourself some stress (and money), you should make sure to have certain goat medical supplies on hand at all times. These common goat medical supplies will allow you to treat the most common goat ailments quickly from home.
Milking a goat seemed very mysterious and difficult the first time I set out to try. And what was I supposed to do with the milk after!?! Plus it seemed like there were so many different ways to do things. Milking machine or hand milking? Raw or pasteurized? What did I need to have on […]
The goat is one of the most productive additions to almost any homestead. It doesn’t matter if you have one acre or a thousand, goats can provide several benefits for the average homesteader. I remember the first time I had my own herd of goats. We had a few acres of the farm which needed […]