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Natural Or Frustrated… “Common Sense” Homesteading

I have sucked at blogging in 2015. Now its 2016 and I was cleaning the barn thinking about why. You know why I have been so bad at it? It is because I want to help people and I was … Continue reading

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Milking Caper

As I left the house to go milk I had no idea of the fun in store tonight. Walking down the hill to the barn I heard the goats calling, which if you have goats you know this is pretty … Continue reading

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Feeding the High Producing Dairy Goat Part 1: Genetics

I have goats. Lots of goats by my standard (24 or so), not so many compared to some herds. I have had them for many years now, nearly 10? I can’t really remember except that my youngest child was a … Continue reading

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Why I Sleep In the Barn

Its kidding time. Udders are bulging, stuff is coming out of behinds, mommas are fighting trying to gain a better position in the herd for their coming babies. As the farmer this means long nights in the barn, sometimes days … Continue reading

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Beginners Guide to Buying And Selling Registered Goats

Here it is, the definitive guide to buying and selling registered goats. Or, in many cases, registrable. Well, maybe not definitive, but this should at least be helpful. There are some basic things you need to know if you want … Continue reading

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Parasite Management : Cross Grazing

This is a sequel post about parasite management, the first can be found here. Today I am going to talk about cross grazing different livestock to help control parasites and keep resistance to de-wormers or heavy parasite loads to a … Continue reading

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Of Parasites and Management

It amazes me to look back over the last 7 or 8 years and see what I have learned and where I have am compared to then. Sometimes I feel like we have seen and done it all! And, other … Continue reading

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