About the Author

Patrice Lewis

Patrice Lewis is a wife, mother, homesteader, homeschooler, author, blogger, columnist, and speaker. An advocate of simple living and self-sufficiency, she has practiced and written about self-reliance and preparedness for almost 30 years. She is experienced in homestead animal husbandry and small-scale dairy production, food preservation and canning, country relocation, home-based businesses, homeschooling, personal money management, and food self-sufficiency. Follow her website patricelewis.com or blog rural-revolution.com.
Read More

Articles by Patrice Lewis

Determining the Best Hay for Goats
March 30, 2020 · · Goat Notes

When goats can’t browse, they need hay (3% to 4% of their body weight, per day) for their rumens to function properly. This can be fed free-choice or twice a day.

Read More
Fecal Float Tests – How and Why
March 5, 2020 · · Health

What is the biggest health management challenge facing goat owners? Is it hoof care? Digestion issues? Mastitis? Nope — it’s parasites.

Read More
Training Goats to Pull Carts
February 8, 2020 · · Kids' Corner

Why don’t more goat enthusiasts teach their animals to pull carts? Goats have been used as cart animals for over 4,000 years. Why not train yours?

Read More
America: Back to the (Goat) Farm
December 9, 2019 · · Ownership

In a nation of increasing urbanization, more Americans are missing a connection to nature and to their food sources. This may account, in part, why goat ownership is on the rise.

Read More
Building a Goat Playground
June 1, 2019 · · Goat Notes

Without a suitable outlet for a caprine’s rambunctious nature, playfulness can translate into destructiveness for infrastructure and fencing. For this reason, goat playgrounds are highly recommended.

Read More