Bringing a new goat into our herd is not something that we take lightly. Moving an adult goat can be very stressful for them, and it takes effort to help them learn the ropes in their new environment. We decided to buy a milking goat that had been raised on a dry lot, and add […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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