My girlfriend had goats. Specifically dairy goats. I thought, Hmm THAT looks like fun! I want goats. She helped me get 2 mamas, one had 2 bucklings (baby boy goats) and one was pregnant. Nice! Let’s do it! Goat milk, goat milk lotion, goat milk soap! All the goat milk things!
Goats have personalities, and sometimes they act a little like cats, and sometimes they act a little like dogs. The dogs, or extroverted, goats are happy to be loved and petted, but the introverted, or cat-like, goats just aren’t. Unless it’s on their terms. The problem is when you have an introverted milk goat. She’s […]
Are goats right for me? I thought I was in love with my goats, but now I’m not so sure. I have visions of selling them and planting fruit trees in their yard right now. Even my goat-hating husband said I should take some time to think when one evening I wanted to put them […]
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 […]