When your goat is due with kids it’s your job to make sure she is as healthy as can be and that the kidding goes as smoothly as possible. I’ve only attended three goat births, so I am a complete newbie at goat midwifery, but I like to share what I’m learning as a good […]
Building a milking stand for your goats doesn’t have to be painstaking or expensive! Here is how to make a goat milking stand using scraps you have around the homestead.
Breeding the goats every year or two is part of keeping backyard dairy goats. Once you’ve mastered basic goat care, it’s time to start thinking about breeding them. We had a couple bucks spend a few weeks at our place and we also took the girls out for “dates.” Bucks can be very smelly, so […]
After you breed your goat, you will need to dry her off 6-8 weeks before she has her babies. This gives her a chance to rest and regain nutritional stores. Plus, this gives you a break from milking, and can be an excellent time to plan a vacation. (Just saying. Finding relief milkers can be […]
Unless you are keeping goats as strictly pets eventually there will come a day when you find yourself breeding goats. Unfortunately for me it looks like my goat Snow White did not take when she was bred, is NOT pregnant, and needs to be bred again. Doubly unfortunately for me is I’m having a hard […]
Hale bales are iconic of farming, but one of the limitations of keeping animals on a city lot is figuring out how to store them. Whole hay bales are easy to stack in the corner of a garage, shed, or coop, but once you open it up a hay bale or straw bale, it will […]