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Lisa Prater built a funny slideshow today called 16 Wacky Animals. She found an old photo of mine from the first year we raised goats. At that time I couldn't believe a goat would climb all the...
Story
Goats tough out the winter well, but only with the proper care
Radio inteview source: Linda Spahr, Extension Educator, Penn State University Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Goats are hardy animals in winter. However, they require a higher...
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...like a redneck. Oh, the sound of goat hooves on tin. All evening long.
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There's nothing like the taste of fresh artisan cheese, and if you happen to have a dairy cow, goat or sheep, you can actually make it yourself. Believe it or not, you don't need a bunch of...
Radio interview source: Anne Topham, Cheese maker, Fantome Farm Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Once you’ve had the fresh flavor of artisan cheese made on...
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I came home Monday night to see a junk car parked by the shop. I figured the owner of the dented Geo Prizm was in the barn choosing a lamb to butcher for a Mexican holiday. Turns out Bob traded a...
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Warren was grilling brats the other night and heard a loud clickity clack coming from behind the barn. He went to investigate and saw this -- a perfect example of the difference between sheep and...
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Caroline weaned the goats and is trying to wrestle, er train, them for the showring. They bleat and cry like human babies as she leads them around the barnyard. I am surprised someone in the...
Story
Goats are known for their stomachs of steel, but some plants can make them sick.
  Radio interview source: Jean-Marie Luginbuhl, Extension Meat Goat Specialist, North Carolina State University Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below When our goats are out on...
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Caroline took her 4-H goats to the fairgrounds to be weighed and entered into the system for the county fair. She entered five goats and they each weighed between 40 and 60 pounds. They screamed like...
Slideshow
Springtime in the country means one thing: babies!

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