About the Author

Rebecca Sanderson

I grew up in a very small town in Idaho with a backyard full of chickens, goats, sometimes sheep, sometimes ducks, and other random animals in addition to the standard cats and dogs. I am now married with two little girls and love the homesteading life! My husband is very supportive (tolerant) of my continued experiments in making many items from scratch, and he even helps sometimes.
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Articles by Rebecca Sanderson

Team Snazzy Goat
June 10, 2020 · · Ownership

Goat pulling teams are awesomely different. When Mika came across old pictures of goats being used as pulling teams she thought, “Well, why not?”

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The Role of Thiamine for Goats and Other B Vitamins
May 18, 2020 · · Health

While most of the time you shouldn’t need any supplemental thiamine for goats or other B vitamins, it is a good idea to have some on hand for emergencies.

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Goat Milk for Cow Milk Protein Allergies
May 17, 2020 · · Home Dairy

In the debate between goat milk vs. cow milk, there is often the question of whether a milk protein allergy to one equals an allergy to both. In short; yes and no.

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Meet Billy Gotti
April 3, 2020 · · Ownership

Meet Billy Gotti, a sweeping Internet sensation that just keeps getting better. Allow me to introduce you to Billy and his mother, Jo’lee.

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Alpenthal’s Goats
April 2, 2020 · · Ownership

Nestled in a small valley in the Black Hills of Wyoming, you will find Alpenthal’s Goats. Tanja Miller brings her Swiss heritage to a large cattle ranch.

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Goat Milk and Life
April 2, 2020 · · Ownership

Quite a few tourists make their way to Chana’s little farm. Many of these visitors come for one particular reason: treatment for a skin ailment. This treatment doesn’t come in the form of lotions or ointments; it comes from the goat milk itself.

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What Do Milk Expiration Dates Really Mean?
March 7, 2020 · · Home Dairy

Is the milk expiration date really a cut-off where you can no longer safely drink the milk? Is it guaranteed to stay good until that date?

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Selenium Deficiency and White Muscle Disease in Goats
March 5, 2020 · · Health

With kidding season around the corner, it’s time to talk about selenium deficiency. Selenium deficiency in goats can cause white muscle disease in goats, also known as nutritional muscular dystrophy.

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Malta and the (Seemingly) Never Ending Diarrhea
February 10, 2020 · · Health

Malta should have been healthy in every way, and seemed so except for her diarrhea. Malta suffered for nine months before an unconventional treatment finally cured her completely.

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What are Confinement Operations?
February 10, 2020 · · Feed & Housing

Not everyone has enough land for pasturing their herd. Even if they do, often it is more profitable to farm the land with crops than it would be to let an animal herd graze it. That doesn’t mean that they can’t have animals.

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