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Poisonous Plants for Goats: Avoiding Dastardly Disasters

Add to Favorites by Katherine Drovdahl MH CR CA CEIT DipHIr QTP Do you have poisonous plants for goats on your property? Check this list then consult your extension office …

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Kat’s Corner: Answers about What to Feed Goats

Add to Favorites By Katherine Drovdahl MH, CA, CR, DipHIr, CEIT, QTP Kat’s Caprine Corner answers your pressing goat questions. In this issue: What to feed goats. And will poison …

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Selecting a Dairy Goat Breed
August 3, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Add to Favorites The fun of having goats starts with choosing which goat breed to get and plenty are available to choose from. More than 200 goat breeds have been …

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9 Things to Consider Before Raising Goats for Milk
July 28, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Add to Favorites Thinking about raising goats for milk? There are many goat milk benefits, including making goat cheese or learning how to make goat milk soap. But there are a few things to consider …

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Making Ricotta Cheese in a Slow Cooker
July 5, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Add to Favorites Accidental Ricotta. Isn’t all cheese intentional? Perhaps making ricotta cheese at home started with an ancient accident. A homesteader’s kitchen arsenal includes knowledge of crafting dairy products. …

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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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Can Goats Eat Christmas Trees? and More Questions About Goat Health

Katherine Drovdahl  MH CA CR CEIT DipHIr QTP answers your questions about winter bedding and goat diarrhea that won’t stop! Plus: can goats eat Christmas trees?

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Raising Goats Can Lead to Four-Legged Best Friends

Raising goats throughout your life can result in having hundreds of goats leaving hoof prints on your heart and memories that go deeper than the pages of a scrapbook.

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8 Uses for Whey Around the Homestead
March 14, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Add to Favorites Don’t throw out valuable products! There are many uses for whey around the homestead. As with coffee grounds for plants or cornhusks for mulch, these valuable byproducts …

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