When I first started out on my goat adventure I had quite a bit to learn. That first winter was a huge learning experience for me and I made some pretty hefty mistakes. It is so important to teach your animals how to cope with winter using their own abilities. It is also important to […]
How hard can naming your dairy goat possibly be? Well, if you are planning on registering your goat with the ADGA (American Dairy Goat Association) it might be a bit harder than you think. The American Goat Society (AGS) has rules of it’s own, but ADGA’s policies for naming your dairy goat are a bit […]
Goat hoof care is a task you sign up for when you bring home cute baby goats. Goat hoof care begins early in life and is a regular part of a maintaining a healthy herd. The goat hoof is a cloven hoof like in cattle and other ruminants. The split hoof provides a space between […]
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 […]
There are many options for a milking stand and they are easy to build. I will share with you how I built mine to give an idea of what may work for you.
Are you interested in keeping goats, but also interested in raising them more naturally? Here’s some practical advice for nourishing goat husbandry, including a review of Deborah Neimann’s book Raising Goats Naturally.