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 […]
My husband thinks I’m impetuous. I swiftly smack that thought in the arm. I am…passionate. I fall in love with an idea and then research it, mull it over, bathe in it until I become obsessed. And then, when I am so enamored that I don’t know what to do with myself, I present a […]
When your goat is due with kids it’s your job to make sure she is as healthy as can be and that the kidding goes as smoothly as possible. I’ve only attended three goat births, so I am a complete newbie at goat midwifery, but I like to share what I’m learning as a good […]
Baby goats are one of the best part of goat husbandry but you don’t want kidding season to take you unawares. Be sure to gather all the information you can BEFORE your baby goats start arriving. Here are some tips and trick and things to think about.