90% of goat owners report having a goat die, for a reason other than old age. That means most of us who own goats are going to experience some really heartbreaking death at some point in our goat journey. The sad truth is, although they’re super cute, they can be really hard to keep alive. […]
Goat Health and Nutrition 101
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Training Goats to a Milk Stand – Frustrating and Awful
Day 2 of training goats to a milking stand, and it’s still pretty tough. The does are getting better and standing, but not much. Aust tries to test some tying techniques, and K some holds. At the end we sit down and reminisce about past goat milking adventures gone bad. AWESOME FLY TRAP – https://amzn.to/2LN64w4
A INTENSE GOAT KIDDING – Kid in the Wrong Birth Position
Lacy, our nubian goat, was it labor. That was clear. The pacing, the arching, laying down and getting back up trying to get comfortable. All were signs that she was getting closer and closer to having kids. But something wasn’t right. As time passed progress was slow, and Lacy was uncomfortable. K and I have […]
SURPRISE GOAT BIRTH IN THE BARN!
Today while we were having guests for dinner there was a surprise birth happening in the barn! We have been expecting for our goat Gizmo to kid, but not this soon! Gizmo was due later this week, but she had her own plans. Is this your first time here at Homesteady? Join our Email List […]
What Livestock Should I Raise and How Many?
You have your land, beautiful grass growing, and even some fencing up, and now you find yourself asking the question all new homesteaders ask – What livestock should I raise? If you want to be as self sufficient as possible, producing your own families food with as few outside inputs as possible we are going […]