Raising a baby goat is like having a child..just without the actual giving birth part. There are feeding schedules, nap schedules, and potty training. I learned all of this a few years back when my husband and I bought some property and decided to...
Nigerian Dwarf Goat general care and housing
The goat was a very important animal to the Kikuyu people of Kenya. In pre-colonial times, most people had only sheep and goats to meet all tribal obligations that required payment. It was the rich man who had cows. The goat was the ‘legal tender.’ When one required the services of the...
Raising goats as pets not just livestock
Is it that time of year? The snow is on the ground and the kids are about to drop, be prepared to know what to do and how to do it when those babies enter the world!
Breed profile and history of the lovable African Pygmy Goat.
A very special goat, who taught me to love dairying, gave me inroads to help the neighborhood children with their troubles, and became a curiosity in my little community.
There are 6 common breeds of dairy goats. All of them could be used on the homestead.
The real reason goats don't like rain. See the ancient island of Goatropia to understand why the early goat civilization never had to worry about rain.
One nice thing about miniature dairy goats is not much land is needed. They have the advantages of their larger relatives but they need a lot less room.