Losing your livestock to predators is expensive, frustrating, and flat out heartbreaking — and protecting them isn’t always the easiest of tasks. While you may be tempted to break out your shotgun, there are numerous non-lethal steps you can take to keep your animals safe. Join us for this guest post! Continue reading “3 Non-Lethal Ways to Protect Your Livestock from Predators”
Here’s an oldie but a goodie from our archives, re-released in celebration of “30 Ways of Homesteading” – see below for more information.
In all honesty, I should have entitled this “How to totally lose track of time, neglect your birthing kit, forget to calendar your kidding dates and, consequently, NOT prepare for baby goats”. Somehow not as catchy, right?
So, here are a few things to think about as you consider how to prepare for baby goats!
Natural Weed and Feed for goats – that’s what this post is about. Not official sounding enough? Alright, how about Natural Dietary Supplements for Goats. Continue reading “Natural Dietary Supplements for Goats”
The most important thing to remember at this phase of your goat milking career is that it will all work out. Things always do. You WILL triumph. You WILL drink fresh goat milk. You ARE more stubborn than that goat. But first, you must learn how to train a goat to a milk stand. You’ve got this. And we’re here to help with four essential items, training procedures and tips for troubleshooting. Continue reading “How to Train a Goat to a Milk Stand”
Are you trying to provide fresh foods to supplement your dairy goats’ diet? Here are some simple goat forage ideas from your backyard. Continue reading “Goat Forage in Your Backyard”