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Goats: A Primer

Oh, who am I to talk about goats anyway?  Is there anything you can't find on the Internet?  Well, use this post as a guide to get an overall idea of who goats are. Goats were the first domesticated animals.... Continue Reading →


Common Goat Illnesses

Does your goat look a little weird?  Acting abnormally?  Take a look at this post to help determine what might be the problem. Here are some things to keep a look out for that may indicate a sign of illness:... Continue Reading →

Goats: Tips and Details

The husband wants goats good at being goats.  Namely, standing on stuff.  Nigerian dwarfs have caught his interest.  Small goats.  Goats he can build a rock wall for.  Weaned but itty, he wants them.  Of the quantity of two.  Its... Continue Reading →

Our House Is First In Line

The concept of adopting a farm is new for us - stemmed from a conversation identifying all the animals we want in our family.  But the idea of owning my own home has long be a part of my value... Continue Reading →

Preparation is Key

The most obvious form of preparation comes with livestock.  You wouldn't want to get two donkeys without a trough for water.  You wouldn't get goats without a good fence.  Otherwise you would be spending the first part of your new... Continue Reading →

Timeline for Development

Something I read over and over again is to avoid getting overwhelmed.  Many people start out like us, professionals living in the city, and have an urge to get back to nature.  They move onto land and the first thing... Continue Reading →

Determining Farm Size

A simple way to determine the size of the farm is to add up all the requirements and see a tight, minimum requirement. Donkeys (2): 1 acre Alpacas (2): ¼ acre Goats (2-4): ½ - 1 acres Pigs: 500-1000ft² Wood lot: ½ acre... Continue Reading →

Hobby Farm Conception

The idea of hobby farming is that we buy property further out and then slowly develop the land for gardens/crops and animals.  Because, as the name implies, this is a hobby, not for profit, we keep our day jobs and... Continue Reading →

This whole concept of hobby farming stemmed from the idea that the husband wants a pond with fish and ducks, so it seems appropriate to start here.  His image is of Miniature Applewoods, at least one male and female pair.... Continue Reading →

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