About the Author

Janet Garman

Janet Garman is a farmer, writer, instructor, and fiber artist living in central Maryland on the family's farm. She loves all subjects related to small farms and homesteading. Raising chickens, ducks, sheep, and fiber goats led her to write her most recent books, 50 Do it Yourself Projects for Keeping Chickens, (Skyhorse Publishing 2018) and The Good Living Guide to Raising Sheep and Other Fiber Animals, (Skyhorse Publishing -February 2019)
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Articles by Janet Garman

How to Prevent Foot Rot in Goats
October 19, 2019 · · Health

Add to Favorites Have you seen your goat limping? While it is not the cause of all limping and soreness, foot rot in goats should be suspected. All hoofed animals …

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The Smelly Truth About Goat Reproduction
September 28, 2019 · · Health

Add to Favorites If you will be breeding your goats this season you should know the smelly truth about goat reproduction. More than any other animal on the farm, goats …

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How Long do Goats Live?
September 22, 2019 · · Health

When you consider adding goats to your life, this piece of information is important. Asking how long do goats live, brings answers about how to plan for your goat’s lifespan.

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Saanen Goat Breed Spotlight
August 28, 2019 · · Goat Breeds

Add to Favorites The Saanen goat is the largest of the dairy goat breeds. Growing to 130 to 145 pounds, the Saanen breed is one of the best goats for milk. This breed is …

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Goat Medications and First-Aid Must-Haves
August 23, 2019 · · Health

Goats hurt themselves in so many ways. The medicine cabinet should include goat medications for treating external wounds like cuts, bruises, and sores. Goats may need internal first aid, too.

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Why Do Goats Faint?

Add to Favorites Have you ever walked up to a herd of goats and wondered, “Why do goats faint?” Maybe a few of the goats dropped over with stiff legs! …

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Goat Varieties for Hot Climates
July 5, 2019 · · Goat Breeds

Add to Favorites Different species of livestock react to heat waves and hot climates differently. Some goat varieties are more tolerant than others. All animals should receive special consideration and …

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When Are Goats Good Pets?
June 14, 2019 · · Kids' Corner, Ownership

Many people have become goat owners because they fell in love with a tiny goat kid and decided to give goat ownership a try. Are goats good pets if you don’t live on a farm or homestead?

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Do You Know the Difference Between Goats and Sheep?
March 14, 2019 · · Kids' Corner, Ownership

Add to Favorites Do you know the difference between goats and sheep? I know, being a fiber goat shepherd, I often see people who mistake one species for the other. …

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Best Yarn for Blankets — From Goats!
March 14, 2019 · · Ownership

Add to Favorites When looking for the best yarn for blankets, you may not immediately think of yarn from fiber goats. The hair from goats, including cashmere, Pygora, Cashgora, and …

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