With the recent passing of our doe Feta, we were left with three, one week old, goat kids. We quickly needed to figure out how to get them on a bottle and what they needed to thrive. I already knew that powdered milk replacers weren’t a good idea. I’ve been around enough people that bottle […]
This month has been full of highs and lows. It started off very low. April Fools Day was the very worst. People posted left and right that they are pregnant as a joke. I don’t think my heart could take another post. In addition a controversial presidential candidate made some statements on abortion and it seemed […]
After experiencing kidding two years in a row I thought it would be a good idea to vamp up this post. I am adding to the original post things that I have learned through our experiences. At the time of this update we are 6-8 days away from Feta’s third kidding. We eagerly await the […]
Here are the basics about milking goats. In order produce milk a doe has to have had kids. To keep a goat in milk you need to refresh her, that means breeding her so that her milk comes in again. Depending on the goat you will need to refresh her ever one or two years. Our […]
In 2013 we decided that we wanted to add a goat to our Little Homestead. We looked at many options and originally wanted a goat that would produce milk and fiber. Turns out…goats that produce Fiber don’t fair to well in the desert. After a lot of Google-ing and asking around we decided on a […]
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