The Stigma With Goat’s Milk

What is it about the mention of goat’s milk that makes people turn up their noses in disgust? I think we’ve all done it at one point or another, unless we grew up with the stuff. One time, at the farmer’s market, a nice lady selling some delicious...

Goat Bloat

Really sad news. Smiley, our sweetest milk goat, died this morning. Everything seemed fine when I went out early this morning to open the gate and let the girls graze for a while before I milked. But when I went back outside about 20 minutes later, I found Smiley...

Counting The Cost: Is Keeping Milk Goats Worth It?

As I’ve said before, it’s extremely important when you are starting something new on your homestead to keep good records of expenses vs. benefits. If it’s costing you more than it’s worth, then you really need to consider either changing what...

Mystery Of The Dried Up Dairy Goat Solved!!!

You guys, I’d given up. The milk goat we got a little over two weeks ago had dried up. I couldn’t figure it out! I’d gotten the hang of milking her and was confident (well, pretty sure) I was doing it right. We’d supplied the goats with all the...

Dairy Goat Advice & A Few Things Learned

As you may have read, we’ve had some trouble getting much milk from our new dairy goat. Instead of getting the 3/4 gallon the previous owners said we could expect, we’ve been getting something closer to 3/4 quart! Being very new to milking, I wondered if I...