It is that time of year again. The babies are all born – the baby goats and the lambs. They are hopping around the barn and doing kamikaze flips all over the place. We have sold all the baby goats and the final new parents are picking the last two up this weekend. Thus, it […]
There comes a time when you need to help an animal give birth. Are you prepared for the mental tole that it can take to handle a complicated birth? It is stressful, and having faith is the only way to get by.
Kidding season could easily be called the best time of the year for homesteaders. Birth is beautiful. Our dairy goat was so kind to have her kids in the middle of the day so I could document this story to share. Goat kids and fresh milk, what a wonderful way to enjoy Spring time!
Preparing for the worst while hoping for the best is the only way to get ready for kidding season. You can buy as many supplies as you want, but they won’t help if you aren’t mentally prepared. Prepared for life and loss, the inevitable and it is usually the hardest part of farming. Prepare yourself […]
Breeding goats you want to make sure you make the right matches so that you get the best traits and qualities in your babies. Goat breeding planning can get complicated remembering who is related to who and what traits certain lines carry forward. We explain the one tool that can simplify your goat breeding planning.
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! […]