Tag: Goats

Goats

Small farm livestock is of especial interest to homesteaders and the fantastic goat has a special place of honor among the critters.  Dairy or meat goats can be kept on small lots, as well as large ones.  Whether you homestead in the city or the country, goats can be a benefit to your land and family.

Three Non Lethal Ways to Protect You Livestock From Predators l Homestead Lady (.com)

3 Non-Lethal Ways to Protect Your Livestock from Predators

Three Non Lethal Ways to Protect You Livestock From Predators l Homestead Lady (.com)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”

How to Prepare for Baby Goats l Tips and advice to be prepared l Homestead Lady (.com)

How to Prepare for Baby Goats

How to Prepare for Baby Goats l Tips and advice to be prepared l Homestead Lady (.com)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!

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How to train a goat to a milk stand l Milking tips and training how-tos l Homestead Lady (.com)

How to Train a Goat to a Milk Stand

How to train a goat to a milk stand l Milking tips and training how-tos l Homestead Lady (.com)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”