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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…

It isn’t Waste if You Do It Right

A few days ago, the New York Times ran an article about the problem of manure handling on large farms. . From the title “Down on the Farm, an Endless Cycle of Waste,” which completely misses the point that manure is not “waste” to the end, the article failed to ask any of the really…