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

Damsels in Distress – Recognize Goat Labor Problems
February 10, 2020 · · Health

In order to recognize that a pregnant doe is in distress, you should familiarize yourself with the usual goat kidding signs and the normal course of delivery.

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Stages of Goat Labor
February 6, 2020 · · Goat Notes

During labor, the doe progresses through three stages.

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When Are Goats Good Pets?
January 9, 2020 · · Kids' Corner

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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How Long do Goats Live?
January 4, 2020 · · 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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How Long is Goat Gestation?
December 13, 2019 · · Health

When raising dairy goats, the first step is breeding the doe. You may then wonder, “How long is goat gestation?” Taking a look through the entire process will set you up for a more successful start.

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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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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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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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Shearing the Pygora Goat for Mohair Fiber Collection
March 14, 2019 · · Ownership

Part of the fun of owning a Pygora goat is shearing day. Pygoras are one of the mohair goat breeds. Angora goats and various cashmere producing goats also produce mohair.

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Caring for Rejected Kid Goats
March 14, 2019 · · Health

Add to Favorites Whatever the reason behind it, a rejected kid goat needs care right away. There isn’t much we can do to prevent rejection but we can be ready to step …

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