Raising goats as pets not just livestock
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.
Breed profile and history of the lovable African Pygmy Goat.
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!
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.
A photo-and-text tour of a goat-milking session on a small, Colorado family farm.
Why I think everyone should own a goat.
Each year with each new crop of babies we encounter many different things, good and bad. This year we were blessed with 11 babies, our biggest group ever.
Goats don't like to live alone so we wanted more than one, but we couldn't afford to buy more than one adult milking goat in the beginning. This trick solved that problem in addition to several more.
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 medicine, or...