Janice Spaulding

Hints for kidding in the very cold weather.
Goat School will be traveling to British Columbia and then to Ohio in September.
Maine and Minnesota Goat Schools are over, and a great time was had by all; Janice Spaulding recaps the events and prepares for the next one is in Ohio in September.
"Garbage in, garbage out," is as true to goat nutrition as it is to the computer world and more folks should take heed!
There is no “one size fits all” bunch of information that works every time in every location, every person, and for every goat.
There are so many different “types” of goats! My last post was all about Angora goats and their fiber; this post will be about the meat aspect of goats. So what makes a goat a meat goat?
Angora Goats are not the easiest of the breeds to raise, however, even though the work can be intensive, the rewards are incredible!
Goats are terrific weed eaters, and do a great job clearing land for you, why not utilize them for clearing your pastures!
Keeping goats inside during nasty weather isn't easy, but it's worth the time! Dealing with sick goats, fever and runny noses isn't fun, so taking precautions makes things much easier.
Often time choosing the right name for your kids is the most difficult part of kidding! Here is a little help on picking out names that are appropriate!
Getting prepared for cold weather is quite an undertaking with daylight growing shorter and shorter. Adding to your herd and selling goats takes a lot of planning.
At breeding time, things aren't always what they seem. Sometimes things can really go awry!
Autumn is very busy at Stony Knolls Farm between the Common Ground Fair and Fall Goat School!
Milking is a fun and easy chore! Here are some hints on milking in an easy fashion.
Why keep a buck? Because they are wonderful, friendly, lovable creatures! Here are all the reasons why having bucks on your property is a good thing.
Hand milking and the ease of doing so, always lends itself to many questions. I try to answer some of the most commonly asked questions in this post.
Goat School needs a class room, visit our Kickstarter project and enjoy our video of Goat School!
Goat School is over for a few months, and now the routine will be a little more normal! Great questions were asked at Goat School and some of those answers are shared.
Getting ready for Goat School is always a daunting task, but once all of our new friends start arriving, we get excited! What a great time learning all about goats!
Why raw milk? Why goat milk? Things to consider for good health and nutrition for you family. Also a trick to get stubborn kids to nurse from a bottle.
Horns or no horns, that is the question! Why should you disbud your goats, or is it okay to leave the horns on? This post discusses both options with a link to a great article about horns and their beauty.
The kids have finally arrived, and we have plenty of photos of them!
No babies yet, so a few anecdotes about Angora kidding,labor
Spring clean up on the farm doesn't only include cleaning fallen branches, but cleaning up the goats too! Getting ready for kidding and making sure the goats are all set is our most important spring task.
After the kidding is over, we take good care of our girls! And, the babies need to be bottle fed, so here are the instructions on how we feed our kids.
The babies have arrived, now is the time to take care of all of the other parts of caring for the newborns!
Baby kids do not always present in the correct position when descending the birth canal. Learn about the different positions and how to handle them.
Stony Knolls Farm has a new dog and getting him here was a wonderful, and amazing journey that is well worth sharing! Rescue dogs are so grateful for their new homes.
Be prepared for kidding season! Set up your kidding kit ahead of time. This information will help you have the right equipment at your fingertips.
The tale of Carlotta's last day. A trip to the processor. Real happenings on a goat farm, it's not always lollipops and rainbows.
Kidding is quite a process! This blog covers the very first signs of impending birth.
Traveling with Goat School on the Road, and learning all about newborn kid hoofs.

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