Is Goat’s Milk Right for You?
Goat’s milk is often a specialty item in the United States, but about 65 percent of the world population drinks goat’s milk. If you’re finding cow’s milk hard to digest or looking for a change, we’ve got you covered. Check out how goat’s milk compares to other types of milk to see if this option is right for you.
New Pig House
Our weaner pigs have been growing pretty quickly so it was time for them to have some more permanent accommodation. Their first house was this hastily built hay bale house. It worked out really well with great insulation and it was very easy to build and expand. All we needed was some old bales of…
Building a Goat Milking Stand • The Prairie Homestead
I’ve noticed that a good number of people come here looking for pictures and ideas for building a goat head catch or milking stand at home. I’ve included some pictures in my previous Goat 101 posts, but I wanted to devote an entire post to this subject, since it is a simple project you can […]
Goat Bloat - The Thrifty Homesteader
Many people think a goat is bloated when it simply has a large belly. I have seen many people post online, “My goat has been bloated for several days,” which is impossible. A goat with bloat will die within hours if not treated. If a goat’s belly has looked unusually large for several days, it […]
Taming Goats: How to do it right!
Many years ago when we started to have a few too many kids and didn’t give them enough attention, we got a crash course in taming wild kids. We learned very quickly that you can’t just leave baby goats out in the pasture and expect them to be as friendly as the family dog. How […]