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

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. Knowing how to …

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A Blind Calf and Her Guide Goat
July 3, 2019 . · Ownership

Rosie looked like a normal, healthy calf. But owner Rick Friday soon learned she was blind and needed a friend to show her the way. This is the story of …

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Poisonous Plants for Goats: Avoiding Dastardly Disasters

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 find what else …

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Feeding Goats and Sheep 101

Feeding goats can be as diverse as their purposes. Goats – and for that matter, sheep – have many different purposes: Meat, milk, pets, therapy, commercial production, and valuable homestead livestock.

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It’s Written on Goats’ Faces
June 23, 2019 . · Ownership

by Tamsin Cooper Do goat faces express their feelings? And do they recognize ours? Animal behavior researchers are busy finding out. Are goats smart? Goats make and respond to facial …

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What Do Milk Expiration Dates Really Mean?
June 7, 2019 . · 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? How can we tell …

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Saving the Arapawa Goats
June 6, 2019 . · Goat Breeds

“They’re a rare breed” is more than just an expression at a south-central Kansas zoo. Officials say the Arapawa “Island” Goat, also known as the New Zealand Arapawa goat, is …

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Weed Eating Goats Tackle a Noxious Problem
May 23, 2019 . · Ownership

This is the secret life of weed eating goats. Imagine being trained to love a certain food. You start at home as a kid eating it with your mother. Later …

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What to do in a Kidding Emergency

By Linda Carlson The vast majority of births in the goat barn proceed in a normal and healthy manner, but it is good to know what to do in an …

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The Natural Lives of Goats and Their Kids
March 14, 2019 . · Ownership

Despite thousands of years of domestication, goats still retain most of their natural behavior when learning, exploring and socializing. I expect you’ve noticed how a dam leaves her kids asleep …

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