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Little Goats in Cities

(Rubeus the cat meets Nigerian Dwarf Baby Meadowsweet last summer) Tuesday’s New York Times has an article on the expansion of miniature dairy goats in urban areas. It is an interesting article, and has some good points – among them it rightly points out that dairy goats are a bigger deal than chickens. That said,…

What Are You Breeding For?

Wendell Berry has an essay in which he argues that the greatest single evidence for the merits of British culture is that they developed sixty-five breeds of sheep: What does it mean that an island not much bigger than Kansas or more than twice the size of Kentucky should have developed sixty or so breeds…

For those of us with dairy critters, now is the time of milk overflow, but even if you aren’t ever going to get a cute little goat, you might have milk around. And boy is this yummy. We’ll get more complicated eventually, but this is pretty simple, and if you’ve never made any kind of…

Goat Girl, or, The Milking Life

(Our new buckling, Cadfael, bred by our friends Jamey and Carol at Weathertop Farm (who are a great place to start if you are looking for little goats.) We arrived at their place recently about three minutes after he was born! Note: This is a repeat from last year, since we’ve got visitors and family…