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, […]
Part of deciding to keep goats is figuring out which breed is best for you. There are advantages and disadvantages to all the breeds, but there are nine reasons why you need Nigerian Dwarf goats! I originally decided on Nigerian Dwarf goats because we have an urban homestead. Space was an issue! (Plus, they’re adorable). […]
HiBar Ranch, Farm and Forest has just began kidding season. Learn about kids arriving this season with our first set of twins born last night. The temperature was a low 32 degrees so we share pictures and step by step actions we took this morning due to the severe chill/shivering the twins were experiencing.
The best dairy goats – dairy goats are a wonderful addition to any homestead, small or large. They provide so many opportunities for everything from fresh milk for drinking to soap making, cultured dairy products like kefir and yogurt, and homemade cheese! But with so many different breeds of dairy goats to choose from, how […]
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!
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 […]