Getting Nigerian Dwarf Goats for the first time can seem overwhelming. Then once you get started with them, and kind of get a groove going with their basic care and it’s not so bad at all. However, there are some little tips and tricks that new goat owners don’t always think about. I recently received […]
Nigerian Dwarf goats are pretty awesome. Lots of dairy, small animal. And compared to other dairy animals they need a very small amount of space. We had two on our 1/10th of an acre! It was pretty fabulous. But while they don’t need a lot of space, they do need SOME. And there are some […]
One of the things I don’t love about the herbal supplement powders I provide to my goats is that they often sift through the feed and end up an uneaten powder at the bottom of the dishes. My goats love when I made herbal balls for them, but I don’t want to have to make […]
On this podcast I’m joined by Sherry Willis from Half-Pint Homestead to talk about keeping livestock on an urban homestead. We discuss Sherry’s homesteading journey and experience, some of the challenges and rewards of keeping urban livestock and the details of Sherry’s new eCourse “Keeping Urban Livestock”.
If you are thinking about getting goats it’s a good idea to have an overview of basic goat care. I know when I first started researching goats it was quite overwhelming. They seemed much more complicated then chickens and I was afraid I would be do things wrong in preparing for them. I was overwhelmed, […]
Before we got goats I knew there would be surprises, but I thought I was generally prepared. I had talked to goat breeders, read ebooks, websites, etc. I thought I was more or less in the know… Here are 4 things no one tells you about goats.