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(Almost) Stress Free Goat Kidding

One of the greatest joys of raising animals is to watch new life come into the world. I don’t want to ruin the magical moment by being stressed out, but want to enjoy it. Although I know that it’s almost impossible to be “stress-free”, kidding can be rewarding and less anxious with just a few […]

Yearly Care for your Dairy Goat Simplified

Raising animals should not be stressful and confusing; it should be fun and fulfill a need. My dairy goats show as much love to me as I do to them, plus they give us milk for all types of uses. Caring for them needs to be simple because we are busy, but it needs to […]

How we get more Does than Bucks born from our Goats

There’s no doubt about it, when it comes to dairy goat breeding most everyone is looking forward to their bred does giving birth to doelings not bucklings. Many consider a successful season if they have at least half doelings born. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a “successful” year each year? Is there really a […]

Farming or Homesteading, Is it worth the work when I have a full time job?

Ten days, ten glorious days that I had off work. Ten days that I didn’t have to go out in public nor talk to anyone except my animals (well, and my husband occasionally!) It was the ultimate “staycation”. There was so much to do: rework some flower beds and an herb bed, find the garden […]

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