My mom has been planning to have goats since she purchased this little homestead. She’s seen them at flea markets and rummage sales, but it was never the right timing. Recently my dad was talking about goats with his coworker and mentioned my mom was looking for some. Later that night she called and asked […]
Are you considering getting goats to raise on your farm? Or maybe you’ve just bought some and you don’t know where to start. You’ve come to the right place! I’ll let you know everything you need to consider and how to be prepared to bring your first goats home. I’ll talk about goat fencing, feeding […]
Understanding FAMACHA scoring could mean the difference between life and death of your sheep or goat herd. FAMACHA scoring is used for detecting the level of a parasite load in sheep and goats. If you have sheep or goats, understanding FAMACHA scoring is essential to keeping them healthy. Make sure that you know how to […]
Sometimes dam-raised kids can be a little skittish and sometimes bratty when we are trying to catch them. Learn how I raise my goat kids to be more friendly and willing to interact with me. It’s easy, but it takes a little commitment!
Bringing a new goat into our herd is not something that we take lightly. Moving an adult goat can be very stressful for them, and it takes effort to help them learn the ropes in their new environment. We decided to buy a milking goat that had been raised on a dry lot, and add […]
Having a goat first aid kit set up in a cupboard ready to go reduces a lot of stress when you are dealing with a sick or injured animal as everything you need is there together. I suggest you assemble these things and create a kit and keep it somewhere handy. This isn’t just a […]