A Guide to Raising Goats

Nancy Pierson Farris provides a detailed guide to raising goats including how to care for them, milk them, and housing goats.



Goats on homestead
 Farris talks about raising and breeding goats in your own homestead.
PHOTO: FOTOLIA/DIMITAR MARINOV
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Bunnie, our Alpine doe, with my husband. Note the angle of the ears of the Alpine breed.
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Lady Susan, our registered Nubian, in the foreground with Heidi behind. The goats are tethered to posts set far enough apart to prevent them tangling together.
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Heidi, one of our Nubian grade doelings, staked out in the midst of her favorite browse: Wild privet.
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Cross-breed twins with the drooping ears of the Nubian and white legs and face stripes of the Toggenburgs.
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Our first Alpine kid with our four-year-old son, Henry.
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Here I am, milking Lady Susan. Notice the apparatus securing her leg. The milking stand makes this chore more comfortable.
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