Stories from a Goat Farm and Micro-Dairy (with Video)

You've heard of a one-horse town? Well, we are a one-goat micro-dairy! That doesn't mean we only have one goat to milk, but that our milking parlor is set up to take only one goat in at a time for feeding and milking. Here is a story about a little goat kid who wouldn't give up so, how could we?

Kidding Blues

Every year I go through playing goat wet nurse because I seem to have one or two goats who have difficulties.

Goatwatch 2015

So, while I’m making mead, tanning skins and staring out at the weird weather, two of my pregnant goat does are having a race to see who will deliver first.

A Difficult Goat Kidding

If you have dairy goats and plan on getting milk, inevitably you have to deal with difficult kiddings. Most of the time, you walk in the barn and there’s mom and her kids staring at you, all dripping from birth slime. To be honest, that’s how I like it. All I have to do is dry the kids, tie off the umbilical cord, and dip it in iodine. Not yesterday.

Goat Midwifery

Ilene White Freedman’s goat is in labor, reminding Ilene of her own natural childbirth experiences.

Naturally Cool Cob Playhouse

If you're searching for kids' playhouse plans, look no further — this whimsical cob building provides an inexpensive child's oasis with a natural cooling system.

Goats: It's All In The Names

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!

Time Flies When You're Having Fun

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.

Waiting For Kids...

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.

Time to Plant Popcorn!

Popcorn is easy to grow and makes an attractive and delicious alternative to sweet corn, especially in a small garden. Kids will love the cute little ears, and adults will treasure the superior flavor of homegrown popcorn. Plant in late spring.

Goats: Why Raw Goat Milk?

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.

Goats: Just Kidding! Part 5

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.

Goats: Just Kidding! Part 4

The babies have arrived, now is the time to take care of all of the other parts of caring for the newborns!

Goats: Just Kidding! Part 3

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.

Goats: Just Kidding! Part 2

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.

No Rest in the Winter!

Traveling with Goat School on the Road, and learning all about newborn kid hoofs.

Homegrown Carrots

Homegrown vegetables are a lesson for kids in where food comes from.

Kids Konserve

Kids Konserve provides solutions for packing waste-free lunches.

Bobcat Receives Premiere AE50 Award

Bobcat’s M-Series skid-steer loaders and compact track loaders are versatile, compact tool carriers that deliver performance in smaller packages.

Environmental Education: Green Curricula and Learning Activities

Whether you’re a teacher, parent, school administrator, or homeschooler, you might be interested in some of these online resources related to environmental education and green curricula. Most of these websites are related to K-12 education.

Durable & Affordable Crafty Kids Playhouses Now Perfectly Pint-Sized

Sometimes less is more as parents will appreciate with Crafty Kids Playhouses™ two new a-durable cardboard craft models – a pint-sized space shuttle and cozy cottage. Award-winning Crafty Kids has scaled down its playhouses to about 1/3 their original sizes and about 2/3 their price tag!

Goatie Time!

Of all the baby animals born on the farm — the chicks, lambs, puppies, calves —  the goat kids are in a class of their own. Racing, playing, causing mischief, find out what makes kids so much fun and so invigorating to watch.