The Backyard Goat

The Backyard Goat Author Sue Weaver
ISBN-10 9781603426992
Release 2011-04-16
Pages 224
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Pulling carts around the farm or serving as loyal pack animals, goats are naturally hardworking and make for friendly companions. This straightforward guide teaches you how to choose, house, feed, train, and breed the best goats for your space and needs. Whether you want to churn out fresh dairy products, harvest soft cashmere for knitting, or keep goats as playful pets, The Backyard Goat makes it easy to enjoy the benefits of owning goats, with no experience necessary.



Get Your Goat

Get Your Goat Author Brent Zimmerman
ISBN-10 9781610581875
Release 2012-02-01
Pages 160
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It’s all about back to basics: consumers are rejecting consumption and looking for more and more ways to reconnect with the earth, the community, and their food sources. Many people who have tried keeping chickens, toyed with turkeys, or even just fantasized about converting their quarter-acre suburban yard into a pasture has no doubt wondered: What about goats? I don't live on a farm—how do these lively, intelligent creatures fit into my life? Get Your Goat,is a comprehensive, engaging way to answer all your questions about keeping goats, as backyard farm animal or even as a pet.Get Your Goat is a complete handbook for keeping all breeds of goats on smaller acreage. It includes essential information on the nuts and bolts of goat behavior; an extensive breed guide that teaches you how to make the best choice of breed for your lifestyle; fencing and housing; health and wellness; whether to raise goats for product (milk, meat, fiber) or for companionship; and more . . . written for the new goat keeper, with all the right questions in mind!



City Goats

City Goats Author Jennie Grant
ISBN-10 9781594857003
Release 2012-10-03
Pages 176
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CLICK HERE to download the chapter called "Legalizing Goats In Your City" from City Goats Time Magazine calls author Jennie Grant the, "godmother of goat lovers." * Explains the how-to and benefits of keeping and raising milking goats on your city lot * Get a healthy source of milk, as well as a hobby that will change your life * Longtime urban goat keeper Jennie Grant is an experienced city goat farmer and Goat Justice activist JENNIE GRANT is your average 40-something mother with a bungalow in Seattle's leafy Madrona neighborhood, a happy middle-school child, a tolerant husband, and a pug named Eddie. She also happens to keep chickens and two milking goats, Snowflake and Eloise, and is regionally known as the passionate founder of the Goat Justice League. Since Grant began keeping milking goats several years ago, she has learned firsthand the remarkable benefits and beauty of keeping goats -- how much healthier and easier to maintain a yard with goats can be, the tolerance levels of neighbors, the health benefits of non-industrial foods, and how interacting with goats inspires a connection with nature. City Goats: The Goat Justice League's Guide to Urban Goat Keeping is her step-by-step guide to raising a pair of dairy goats in your urban or suburban backyard, from learning city zoning requirements and selecting goats to setting up your yard, building a goat shed, feeding and caring, kidding, and milking. Practical and at times comical (just like a goat!), connected both to nature and the city, and slightly rebellious -- City Goats: The Goat Justice League's Guide to Urban Goat Keeping is a book for gardeners, people committed to eating locally, and anyone who has ever pondered joining the backyard goat revolution.



The Whole Goat Handbook

The Whole Goat Handbook Author Janet Hurst
ISBN-10 9780760342367
Release 2013-01-14
Pages 192
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Goats are the hottest animal today to raise for hobby farmers, commercial farmers, and members of both 4-H and FFA. But using the producst from a goat requires special skills, handling, and recipes. Here’s The Whole Goat Handbook, chock full of recipes, crafting projects, advice, and more. Cooking with goat meat requires special, adapted recipes because the meat is so strong in flavor; there’s no devoted goat-meat cookbook on the market—until now! Here as well are recipes for making cheese with goat milk as well as goat-milk soap. And for those raising goats for fiber, here are hard-won recommendations on crafting, knitting, and weaving. This book will shows you how to do all this—and more.



The Backyard Sheep

The Backyard Sheep Author Sue Weaver
ISBN-10 9781603428484
Release 2013-07-05
Pages 224
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Raise a flock of sheep in your backyard. Even with a limited amount of space, you can enjoy homegrown fleece and fresh milk, as well as the endearing company of these family-friendly animals. Sue Weaver provides all the instructions you need for selecting a breed; housing and feeding; harvesting fleece; and milking. With simple recipes for making cheese and yogurt, and tips on processing fleece for wool, you’ll enjoy the varied and numerous rewards of keeping sheep.



How to Raise Goats

How to Raise Goats Author Carol Amundson
ISBN-10 076033157X
Release 2009-04-15
Pages 192
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Written by an authority on goat breeding and behaviour, this approachable guide covers every component of raising goats for fun and profit, meat and milk.



Storey s Guide to Raising Dairy Goats

Storey s Guide to Raising Dairy Goats Author Jerome D. Belanger
ISBN-10 9781603425803
Release 2010
Pages 296
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From the Back Cover: Minimal space and housing needs make goats a practical choice for small or backyard dairy farmers, and Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats is the one book farmers need to raise healthy, productive animals. This comprehensive and reassuring guide includes complete instructions for turning your goat milk into profitable cheese, yogurt, kefir, and butter. The revised and updated fourth edition includes: Updated information on disease diagnosis and treatment; Tips on choosing pygmy breeds; Expanded coverage of breeding, kidding, and raising kids; More information on milking, dairying, and cheesemaking; Expanded resource section.



Holistic Goat Care

Holistic Goat Care Author Gianaclis Caldwell
ISBN-10 9781603586306
Release 2017
Pages 368
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Goats have provided humankind with essential products for centuries; indeed, they bear the noble distinction of being the first domesticated farm animal. From providing milk and meat for sustenance and fiber and hides for clothing and shelter to carrying packs and clearing brush, there isn't much that goats cannot do. Managing goats successfully requires an understanding of how nature designed them to thrive, including nutritional and psychological needs, as well as how to identify a problem and intercede before it's too late. For more than a decade, Gianaclis Caldwell and her family have operated Pholia Farm Creamery, an off-grid, raw milk goat cheese dairy. In Holistic Goat Care, Caldwell offers readers a comprehensive guide to maintaining a healthy herd of goats, whether they are dairy goats, meat goats, fiber goats, or pet goats. Holistic Goat Care will empower even novice goat owners to confidently diagnose and treat most of the ailments that goats might experience. For the experienced goat farmer, the book offers a depth of insight and approaches to treatment not found in any other book. Caldwell places special emphasis throughout on holistic, natural, and alternative approaches to caring for goats, including information on: Handling and managing goats using their natural instincts as an asset Developing good farm management practices such as appropriate housing and fencing systems and manure and mortality management Making feeding decisions based on understanding goats' ruminant digestive system and their evolutionary needs Growing forage and garden crops as feed and utilizing wild browse Troubleshooting health problems based on assessing symptoms Implementing advanced health procedures such as pain control, fecal testing, and transplanting rumen microbes from healthy to sick goats Diagnosing, treating, and preventing more than 75 common goat ailments Whether your herd is two or two hundred, this first-of-its-kind, comprehensive book will help you keep your goats healthy, safe, and productive and give you a deep and enjoyable insight into the wondrous creature that is the goat.



The Backyard Cow

The Backyard Cow Author Sue Weaver
ISBN-10 9781603428279
Release 2012-03-22
Pages 240
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You don’t need acres of land to keep a cow healthy, happy, and productive. You can raise one right in your own backyard, producing more than enough milk for a single family — up to six gallons per day! The Backyard Cow covers everything you need to know, from selecting the right breed to understanding your cow’s behavior. With helpful advice on daily maintenance, milking, and bovine health care, you’ll soon be enjoying the pleasures of fresh milk, yogurt, cheese, and much more.



Nigerian Dwarf Goats Care

Nigerian Dwarf Goats Care Author Taylor David
ISBN-10 1927870011
Release 2013-06-27
Pages 144
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In this book, you will find all of the information you need to be prepared for becoming a Nigerian Dwarf Goats owner. You will find information about Nigerian Dwarf Goat care, caresheet, cages, enclosure, habitat, diet, diseases, facts, set up, food, names, pictures, info, life span, breeding, personality, feeding and cost. After reading this book you will be an expert on Nigerian Dwarf Goats! Taylor David covers all aspects of keeping Nigerian Dwarf Goats, including their recent popularity as backyard pets within homesteading communities. The book is full of sound advice and answers to your questions on goat management.



Raising Goats For Dummies

Raising Goats For Dummies Author Cheryl K. Smith
ISBN-10 0470633808
Release 2010-01-28
Pages 360
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Raise goats and reap the rewards. Raising Goats For Dummies provides you with an introduction to all aspects of owning, caring for, and the day-to-day benefits of raising goats. Raising Goats For Dummies is your How-to guide for: Breaking down the complicated process of choosing and purchasing the right goat breed to meet your needs and getting facilities for your goat set up. Providing in-depth information on proper grooming, handling, feeding, and milking Covering the basics of goat health and nutrition Offering tips and advice for using your goat to produce milk, meat, fiber, and more Understand what makes these useful and delightful creatures so popular and gain the knowledge and skills to properly care for and utilize their many offerings.



The Donkey Companion

The Donkey Companion Author Sue Weaver
ISBN-10 9781603420389
Release 2008
Pages 343
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"Donkeys are wonderfully adept at protecting livestock and pulling loads yet make spirited racing partners and gentle stable companions. Their heart-felt braying, ever-alert ears, and expressive eyes earn them special status as beloved farm pets."--Back cover.



A Chicken in Every Yard

A Chicken in Every Yard Author Robert Litt
ISBN-10 9781607740612
Release 2011-03-22
Pages 208
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Got a little space and a hankering for fresh eggs? Robert and Hannah Litt have dispensed advice to hundreds of urban and suburban chicken-keepers from behind their perch at Portland’s Urban Farm Store, and now they’re ready to help you go local and sustainable with your own backyard birds. In this handy guide to breeds, feed, coops, and care, the Litts take you under their experienced wings and share the secrets to: Picking the breeds that are right for you • Building a sturdy coop in one weekend for $100 • Raising happy and hearty chicks • Feeding your flock for optimal health and egg nutrition • Preventing and treating common chicken diseases • Planning ahead for family, neighborhood, and legal considerations • Whipping up tasty egg recipes from flan to frittata With everything that first-timers will need to get started—along with expert tips for more seasoned keepers—this colorful, nuts-and-bolts manual proves that keeping chickens is all it’s cracked up to be. From the Hardcover edition.



The Weekend Homesteader

The Weekend Homesteader Author Anna Hess
ISBN-10 9781620879528
Release 2013-12-13
Pages 432
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Organized by month, this homesteading manual will guide you through short projects which you can use to slowly acclimate to the alternate lifestyle without becoming overwhelmed.



Homegrown Honey Bees

Homegrown Honey Bees Author Alethea Morrison
ISBN-10 9781603428811
Release 2013-02-15
Pages 160
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Discover the joys of harvesting honey from your own backyard. Alethea Morrison outlines what you’ll need to know to make it through the first year, while stunning macrophotography by Mars Vilaubi brings the inner workings of the hive to life. With in-depth discussions of allergies, colony hierarchy, bee behavior, and more, this approachably informative guide bursts with enthusiastic encouragement. Keep your own bees, and enjoy the sweet buzz.



The Small Scale Poultry Flock

The Small Scale Poultry Flock Author Harvey Ussery
ISBN-10 9781603583671
Release 2011-10-07
Pages 416
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The most comprehensive guide to date on raising all-natural poultry for the small-scale farmer, homesteader, and professional grower. The Small-Scale Poultry Flock offers a practical and integrative model for working with chickens and other domestic fowl, based entirely on natural systems. Readers will find information on growing (and sourcing) feed on a small scale, brooding (and breeding) at home, and using poultry as insect and weed managers in the garden and orchard. Ussery's model presents an entirely sustainable system that can be adapted and utilized in a variety of scales, and will prove invaluable for beginner homesteaders, growers looking to incorporate poultry into their farm, or poultry farmers seeking to close their loop. Ussery offers extensive information on: The definition of an integrated poultry flock (imitation of natural systems, integrating patterns, and closing the circle) Everything you need to know about your basic chicken (including distinctive points about anatomy and behavior that are critical to management) Extended information on poultry health and holistic health care, with a focus on prevention Planning your flock (flock size, choosing breeds, fowl useful for egg vs. meat production, sourcing stock) How to breed and brood the flock (including breeding for genetic conservation), including the most complete guide to working with broody hens available anywhere Making and mixing your own feed (with tips on equipment, storage, basic ingredients, technique, grinding and mixing) Providing more of the flock's feed from sources grown or self-foraged on the homestead or farm, including production of live protein feeds using earthworms and soldier grubs Using poultry to increase soil fertility, control crop damaging insects, and to make compost-including systems for pasturing and for tillage of cover crops and weeds Recipes for great egg and poultry dishes (including Ussery's famous chicken stock!) And one of the best step-by-step poultry butchering guides available, complete with extensive illustrative photos. No other book on raising poultry takes an entirely whole-systems approach, or discusses producing homegrown feed and breeding in such detail. This is a truly invaluable guide that will lead farmers and homesteaders into a new world of self-reliance and enjoyment.



Goat Husbandry

Goat Husbandry Author David Mackenzie
ISBN-10 9780571265855
Release 2011-10-20
Pages 374
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This is a book every goat-keeper should have. The latest edition has been extensively revised by Ruth Goodwin, a well-known expert, to reflect the changes in the goat-keeping world since publication of the previous edition. She has incorporated her revisions with great skill without losing the character of what is a classic work.