Our First Year Raising Goats & Sheep

In raising goats and sheep for ALMOST a year now (it seems WAY longer), we have learned a few things along the way. And...

Frequently Asked Questions about Goats

How tall will they get? Pygmies generally range from 16" - 22" at the withers. However, our African Pygmy's ("Blackberry) mother was...

Goat Breeds – Which One Do I Choose?

I am going to be getting goats this summer, and trying to decide which breed is best for me. So I have been doing a bit of research, and thought this might be informative to others that are considering getting goats as well.

Win Solar Powered Watering Trough from Mother Earth News Sweepstakes

Save time and money with no costly electrical or fuel bills with this freeze-free water trough that is powered by the sun. ...

CARING FOR YOUR FARM FAMILY DURING EXTREME WEATHER – WINTER

There is a saying that a true Southerner will drink iced tea in a blizzard. Like many axioms, this one is rarely tested because, really,...

Rabbit healthy diet

A friend of mine recently rescued a neglected "jail" bunny whose owner had been feeding it mostly carrots!! I find many people...

Caring For Your Farm Family During Extreme Weather – Summer

This year has been one of weather extremes for much of the US. Here in the South East, we are accustomed to sticky, sweltering...

Meningitis in Goat – Cured by Vitamins?

Let me start by digging in the archives for an old blog post about one of our British Toggenburg goats ... Thursday, 20 November 2008 A...

Keeping Angora Rabbits

Please get a reputable guide from one of the House Rabbit Societies before you do ANY obtaining of a rabbit. About housing: ...
White Goat Eating Grass during Daytime

We keep the family together

Most of the goat keepers we know separate kids from mama pretty early on, and then bottle feed the kids.  This really does socialise...

ASK the Editor: Hey Rabbit Raisin’ Folks, We Need Your Help!

I'm looking for ideas for keeping the rabbits on my “urban homestead” cool and reaching out to my friends with knowledge in medicine, agriculture, engineering, science and common sense.

ASK: Breeding and Pregnancy with Sheep

Hello fellow barnbuddies, it's your resident sheep expert Meagan here to answer a sheep-related Ask Miz Hennessy question! How do I know that my ram...

Rabbits suffer in cages

One of my pet peeves is seeing the accepted practice of keeping rabbits confined in cages and hutches. Recently I have met a...

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