dairy goats





4/24/2015
Includes a list of 21 must-have medical supplies a goat farm should never be without and a list of some nice to haves we have at Serenity Acres Farm.
1/14/2015
In the year of the goat we must compare the personalities and characteristics of goat people with goats.
1/12/2015
Homegrown.org blogger Dyan Redick of Bittersweet Farm honors - and helps keep alive - the legacy of fellow Maine goat herdswoman Pixie Day.
11/14/2014
Here are 12 simple tips that will help you to fight the war on worms and coccidia in goats.
8/27/2014
Our little farm received the USDA Value Added Producer Grant and we are embarking on an exciting future. Be with us from start to finish.
7/28/2014
There are some questions worth exploring, find out if there is a BEST way to clean your goat's udder before milking.
7/14/2014
Spending the time to get to your goats is more important than you may think
6/12/2014
Ilene White Freedman contemplates sharing goat milk with the nursing kid.
3/3/2014
The blog describes the experience of applying for a federal grant and shares some advice for others who might want to follow in those foot steps.
1/23/2014
More goat babies and finding ideas to make money on a farm.
12/30/2013
After a rocky start, the second half of breeding season ends happily for both goats and owners.
12/23/2013
Dairy goat farmer Julia Shewchuck learned a lot about keeping dairy goats in her first few months (and much more since). It was a learning curve too steep to be repeated willingly, but which has saved many other goats’ lives since.
12/17/2013
A homesteading family undertakes Extreme Home Makeover: Goat Edition at the possible expense of their sanity.
11/25/2013
Follow Sarah Cuthill's search for a dairy mentor and her very first experience milking a goat.
11/12/2013
A chemical-free way to keep goats' teats clean and the milk pure.
10/30/2013
A dairy goat owner chronicles the frustrating beginning of her first breeding season.
10/22/2013
Author Maggie Bonham recounts the various ways she's managed to obtain free goats, including Craigslist ads and trading for chickens.
10/21/2013
A new homesteader commits some classic mistakes when buying her first goat.
5/29/2013
"Garbage in, garbage out," is as true to goat nutrition as it is to the computer world and more folks should take heed!
1/9/2013
HOMEGROWN Life blogger Dyan recalls how the seasons affected her childhood and how they guide her activities now on her Maine dairy farm.
10/30/2012
Dyan writes about the changing season at Bittersweet Farm, and introduces us to the newest member of the flock, a black sheep named Little Man.
10/11/2012
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my short time of being a goat herder, it’s that at breeding time, the goats are in charge.
9/27/2012
Steve Judge of Bob-White Systems in Vermont offers his Micro Dairy expertise in this blog series on how to start and manage a Micro Dairy, from farm and barn planning to selecting dairy cows, goats and sheep to daily operations and being profitable.
7/19/2012
The summer days are getting longer, and so is the list of barn chores! Goats are kidding, cows are arriving, and a dream of having a raw milk dairy is becoming tangible.
6/1/2012
Overdue does, goats with bloody milk, harried milkmaids... Oh where does it end?! Life isn't ALWAYS roses in the goat life; sometimes it does leave you tired frustrated.
3/12/2012
The third and last part in choosing a herdsire.
2/29/2012
The second part to choosing a herdsire for the dairy goat herd.
2/16/2012
What to look for in a buck, and how to choose a herdsire.
2/10/2012
A look into each dairy breed, on how much milk each one averages and what to expect in taste.
2/1/2012
An introduction from a goat-crazy Oregonian.
1/18/2012
Janice Spaulding teaches goat husbandry both at her farm in Maine, and around the country with her "Goat School."
1/4/2012
When one of her goats starts looking for love for the first time, and hollering her little head off, Angela has to do some quick thinking to keep her precious pets from becoming that night's dinner!
10/24/2011
Even dairy goats can have self-esteem issues...
10/10/2011
Learn from the trials and tribulations of a beginning dairy goat owner.
10/5/2011
Learn from the trials and tribulations of a beginning dairy goat owner!
1/1/0001
Raising dairy goats has benefits that extend beyond fresh milk and cheese.




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