Goats are tricky creatures, and thanks to their unique anatomy they are can appear pregnant when they aren’t or hide a pregnancy until they deliver the kids! Thankfully there are several good options for determining with almost perfect accuracy whether or not your goats are pregnant. Knowing in advance allows you to prepare for kidding […]
That time has come again on the farm.The time for love.The does have been naaing more than usual. Tails have been wagging. My poor fence has been getting one heck of a beating, and the bucks are wearing their finest cologne.
My first experience milking a goat was a good one. I was at a friend’s farm, and she let me try my hand at milking two of her does. It took me awhile to get the hang of it, but once I found my rhythm I was good to go. Several months later, my doe […]
Goats are a fun and useful addition to your homestead. They are a lot of fun to watch and the fresh goat milk is great! There are a lot of different breeds of goats to choose from, all of which can give good milk. One breed of goat is consistently overlooked for milk production, the […]
Breeding the goats every year or two is part of keeping backyard dairy goats. Once you’ve mastered basic goat care, it’s time to start thinking about breeding them. We had a couple bucks spend a few weeks at our place and we also took the girls out for “dates.” Bucks can be very smelly, so […]
What we feed, how much, and how we stopped the madness at feeding time because them attacking me at the gate every night was getting old.