We need to start talking about baby goats wearing sweaters. We’ve seen dogs, cats, and even chickens in sweaters, but a newborn goat ? “When the temp dropped below freezing on these kids’ first night we knew it was the perfect timing to pull out the amazing trio of sweaters which Stella, a farm follower from Tennessee sent us awhile back as a gift! They fit a Nigerian Dwarf newborn perfectly. So cozy and made of beautiful wool! It pretty much made my morning to see them out and about with GoGo in their amazing sweaters!” Learn more about this in the video below..
We had a wire hay feeder that was causing (or allowing) the goats to waste an incredible amount of hay. Every week I'd pull up at least one big...
Planning to raise goats? Here's everything you need to know about feeding them: what do goats eat, best snacks or treats, and how to feed your goat.
Provides a goat starter list that those starting out with goats should consider having on hand - via Better Hens and Gardens
Looking for the best goat breeds for your homesteading needs? Here's different breeds of goats and why they'll benefit you and your backyard farm.
It seemed impossible. Goat horns are tough little buggers. And the old method (which involves burning the newly formed buds) was working fine for us, though to be honest, it’s the worst part of our job here.
The following is a guest post by Liz Greene, all about building proper goat fencing.
One of the regular or routine maintenance things you will need to do in order to keep your goats happy and healthy is to trim your goats hooves.
While not very popular in the West, goat milk is one of the most widely consumed milk drinks in the world, tastes great and is full of nutrients.
So "THEY" say, that if you give goats things to do and play with then goats won't get bored and try to escape." Not exactly sure who "THEY" are, but "THEY" make sense. So with a few 2x4's and some slats off a old pallet we made these platforms for the goats to climb on.…
If you milk goats, there’s no doubt you’ve heard it—”Eww! Goat’s milk! Gross!” To be perfectly honest, goat milk does taste different than cow milk. So? Different doesn’t necessarily mean bad.
A pygmy goat can bring your own personal petting zoo to your backyard when kept as a friendly, energetic pet. Tipping the scales at 40 to 70 pounds and measuring not quite 2 feet at their tallest point, these intelligent and lively creatures need an environment not just to exist but to thrive. Be sure to provide suitable housing, health and wellness checks and a nourishing diet for your pygmy.
The Nigerian Dwarf goat breed is a great choice for any size homestead, but especially for folks who want to raise dairy animals, but are short on space.
Buying your first goat seems hard, but I promise it's not. Here's my simple guide to doing it right!
Goats can get diseases just like humans can. Here's how to detect the signs and symptoms, as well as how to test for them at home.
Describes how keeping goats & chickens in the same yard together is possible if special care practices are followed.
Baby animals are all adorable. If you think goats can't be cute, you better think again. Here's a list of the cutest mini goats you will ever see.
A simple tool to find the due date of the goat pregnancy on your farm.
If you like rustic, natural and free then this playground for your goats is what you need!
Baby goats are fluffy and adorable. Here's how you can take care of them right from Day 1.
How do you give goats minerals? What minerals do they need and when? Here's your quick guide to giving essential minerals to your goaties.
Find out how much cold goats can take via the Better Hens and Gardens post.