It is fascinating to learn that goats and sheep were the first domesticated livestock on the planet, taking place around 10,500 years ago. This article covers the history of domestication of both goats and sheep and how this cultural shift transformed humanity and civilization as we know it. Enjoy a fascinating journey into ancient history! […]
Are you a new homesteader and have goats? Are you wondering about having babies and getting prepared for the birthing of the kids? Here is a quick video that shows you exactly how the baby presents coming out of the mama and what you do in the immediate moments after the baby goat exits the […]
Goats can get sick really quickly. To save yourself some stress (and money), you should make sure to have certain goat medical supplies on hand at all times. These common goat medical supplies will allow you to treat the most common goat ailments quickly from home.
Fodder feeding sprouted grains to your backyard livestock is a great way to decrease feed costs while giving your chickens, goats, or rabbits a yummy treat. Sprouted grains don’t have as many anti-nutrients, they have more nutrition, they are more filling, you need less feed overall, and animals love the fresh food. I start and […]
The goat is one of the most productive additions to almost any homestead. It doesn’t matter if you have one acre or a thousand, goats can provide several benefits for the average homesteader. I remember the first time I had my own herd of goats. We had a few acres of the farm which needed […]
Are you thinking about getting goats and possibly raising babies? I highly recommend it if you are considering it. This is the favorite time of year at our farm as the baby kids and lambs fill the heart with great delight. This blog covers the step by step actions we take when our does deliver […]