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The Stigma With Goat’s Milk

July 25, 2011 – 7:44 pm

Why are so many people reluctant to try goat’s milk? ‘Cause we’ve all been told how disgusting it is, right?! Well, let me tell you, I am now a true lover of goat’s milk. And it took no acquiring of taste, whatsoever! Fresh goat’s milk truly is good!

Goat Bloat

July 22, 2011 – 7:59 pm
bloated goat

This morning I found Smiley standing in her pen, something obviously terribly wrong.

Counting The Cost: Is Keeping Milk Goats Worth It?

June 4, 2011 – 9:38 am

After calculating our expenses, and adding up how much milk we get per week, see if it has been worth it for us to have our own milking goats…

Where To Put Your Goat’s Pen, and Milking Station Tips

June 2, 2011 – 7:00 am
milk goats

More mistakes and lessons learned.

Mystery Of The Dried Up Dairy Goat Solved!!!

April 20, 2011 – 7:56 pm

I’ve tried to do everything right, but for some reason our milk goat has been giving less and less milk, to the point that yesterday I thought she was completely dried up. What I surprise I got this evening though, and what a relief to finally know what the problem has been!

Dairy Goat Advice & A Few Things Learned

April 14, 2011 – 3:06 pm
Oberhasli doe and doeling

It’s been almost two weeks since we got our first dairy goats, and I’ve learned a few tricks along the way!

Learning To Milk A Dairy Goat

April 5, 2011 – 6:16 pm
milking a goat

It’s taking some practice, but I’m definitely getting the hang of it! Now, if only I can get the goat to cooperate!!

Dairy Goats!! Meet The New Additions

April 4, 2011 – 5:59 am
doe with her kid

I’m so excited! We finally bought some dairy goats, ready to milk!!

What Does Goat’s Milk Taste Like??

July 19, 2010 – 7:31 pm

I finally got to taste fresh goat’s milk. Wanna know what I think??

Kidney Stones In Goats

June 2, 2010 – 8:57 am
nubian goat

Here’s a good tip on treating your goats naturally.

Closing This Chapter…

May 24, 2010 – 3:24 am
goats

There comes a time when you just have to admit that you are in over your head, stop what you are doing, and appreciate the lesson you learned from it!

The New Goat… With A Few *Pets* Of Her Own

February 28, 2010 – 5:58 pm
black goat

Totally kicking myself for not following the basic rules of bringing home a new goat!

Hoof Care For Goats

February 12, 2010 – 9:20 pm
mocha 011 (Medium)

…I pressed on the bottom of one hoof to feel for any rot. Sure enough, it was soft in the middle. “Oh no!” I thought, “Poor thing, she does have hoof rot! Now what do I do?” I called my friend for some much needed advice!

The Trouble With Goats…

January 24, 2010 – 7:08 am
mocha on van

She’s on my van. Again. Great.

How To Butcher A Goat

January 6, 2010 – 6:43 pm

Don’t worry, I won’t show any gory pictures! You’ll have to follow the link if you wanna see the whole “how to”.

Worming Goats

January 5, 2010 – 7:40 pm
wormer (Medium)

What you need to know about de-worming your goats.