About the Author

Anita B. Stone

ANITA B. STONE is an eco-friendly journalist who nourishes her traditional habit of nature and horticulture. Her love of the land and passion for teaching at the local community college and at senior retirement centers fills her time. She is always searching for new methods of improving the environment, growing food to benefit people, domestic animals, and wildlife. She is an author and Master Gardener in North Carolina, teaching others how to farm sensibly, making life easier and fulfilling, and admits she will always stay young-at-heart, just like her grandchildren. 
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Articles by Anita B. Stone

A Goat for Good Reasons
May 1, 2023 · · Ownership

These three examples of unanticipated outcomes from unexpected goat ownership reinforce the notion of ‘Goat Power,’ a goat’s secret means of bringing joy and health to their owners.

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Angora Goats and Soil Health
January 25, 2022 · · Ownership

Angora goats make unique contributions to the environment. Their long hair sequesters large amounts of carbon ingested from their forage, helping to reduce global warming.

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Tough Challenges for Goat Farmers
January 20, 2022 · · Members Only, Ownership

One farm faces the challenges and thrives in community in the face of COVID-19.

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The Demand for Savanna Goats
January 18, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

Despite COVID-19, both North and South Dakota farmers are busily raising and caring for Savanna goats, a breed imported from Africa into the United States in the 1990s.

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Alpine Ibex Goat Breed
November 4, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

Many things defy gravity, including man and beast, but one of the most exciting and unusual is the Alpine Ibex, a mountain goat with split hooves and rubber-like soles that act like suction cups.

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Causes of Hair Loss in Goats
June 24, 2021 · · Health

Hair loss in goats can be unnerving. Reasons for a goat losing hair can fall into several categories. Knowing some relevant facts may make identification less tedious and frustrating.

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Psychological Impact of Goats for Children with Stress
March 13, 2021 · · Ownership

As a possible result of the pandemic, researchers report that 24% of children suffer from stress, anxiety, fatigue, and depression, with little social support. But hugging a goat restores our inner joy.

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Goats Are Superheroes!
October 8, 2020 · · Ownership

Could it be a vibration in the ground or a smell in the air? No one is sure, yet, what is triggering their retreat, but the rumor remains that if you see a goat running or hiding, it might pay to follow it!

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