Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats

Storey’s Guide to Raising Dairy Goats

Are you considering getting a dairy goat?  Before you get started, you might want to read this handy guide from Storey Publishing. Storey’s Guide to Raising Dairy Goats by Jerry Belanger and Sara Thomson Bredesen covers all the basics: Breeds. Purchasing goats. Housing. Fencing. Feeding. Grooming. Health. Breeding. Milking. Keeping records. Along the way, you will find helpful diagrams, schedules, recipes, and more.  You will … Continue reading Storey’s Guide to Raising Dairy Goats

Poultry Predator Patrol

Poultry Predator Patrol

Predators are one of the most frustrating problems related to poultry-keeping.  Many times, you never even see the culprit, just the damage it did.  Coyotes, raccoons, possums, hawks, and owls all take their toll on the flock, but what can you do about it? First of all, remember that prevention is the best cure.  If you have a predator problem, don’t let your chickens roam … Continue reading Poultry Predator Patrol

How to Make Osage Orange Fence Posts

How To Make Osage Orange Fence Posts

Permanent fencing is sometimes necessary, but it can also be costly.  However, with a little time and effort (and a few Osage orange trees) you can make your own fence posts and save some money. Why Osage orange?  It lasts.  Once the wood dries, it’s iron tough.  Just watch out for the thorns…. You will notice that the instructions below are not terribly specific.  They … Continue reading How To Make Osage Orange Fence Posts