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.
This was a year of triplets for our dairy goats. One set was bottle raised, but the other set stayed with mama to be dam raised. Sadie, the mama of the dam raised kids, had a healthy appetite, but the herbal blend, MilkMaid, gave her that pep she needed to keep her supply where the […]
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, […]