What I Wish I Knew Before Owning Goats

What I Wish I Knew Before Owning Goats

Before I got the goat itch and became a goat owner, I wish I would’ve known some things beforehand.  You know, things that only a true friend and goat owner will tell you.  Things you don’t find in an ‘all about goats’ book.  But, let me back up a bit before the itch. My dad […]

When It’s Time to Get Rid of Your Buck

Raising goats is like, hmmm….I’ve got nothin’.  It’s a humbling thing really.  If you struggle with pride, get a goat.  If you think you are the next best thing to God’s creation, get a buck.  And that, my friends, is your spiritual lesson for the day. You are welcome.  In all seriousness, owning a buck […]

I am a Goat Owner and I’m Neither Famous nor Crazy

I am a Goat Owner and I’m Neither Famous nor Crazy

This was taken after I had triumphantly wrestled the bully buck to the ground.  Sometimes you just have to show off the battle wounds…and the farmer’s tan. I just thought I would clear up the air here.  You know, because it’s important for others to know who we really are.  People perceive me to be […]

How to Have Great Tasting Goat’s Milk

How to Have Great Tasting Goat’s Milk

One thing that boils my butter is having to buy milk.  It’s usually about a three month span in the winter that I give the girls a break, including about a month after kidding(having babies).  Organic milk is outrageously expensive and does not taste nearly as good.  I’m not much of a milk drinker(unless I […]

Goat Health 101 – Internal Parasites

Goat Health 101 – Internal Parasites

As a child, I did not remember my father giving his goats any medications.  I asked him about this recently and he said that he never wormed them.  And that wasn’t that long ago…ahem! It seems that parasite problems are quite common and we have had our fair share.  But, after moving to where we […]

Goat Health 101 Week – Bloat

Goat Health 101 Week – Bloat

When one of our goats get sick, I want to know why.  Sometimes it’s unexplainable, and that can drive me a little crazy.  I feel helpless because whether they get better or not, I have no way of knowing how to prevent it from happening again. I do a good bit of research on finding […]

Goat Health 101 Week – Mastitis

Goat Health 101 Week – Mastitis

Mastitis is one of the most common infections in the goat world.  When I think of mastitis, I get the same feeling as when I think of squash bugs… frustration!  Although I have yet to find a way to get rid of the bugs from down under(actually from China, oh, wait…), I have been able […]

Foto Friday

                Ready for spring yet?            This happy little fella’ is not one of ours, but he sure does bring a smile to my face.  Let’s spread our own smiles when we are out and about.  It is becoming less and less common for […]