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From My Place To Yours: Early Spring 2012
The best time of year to live on an acreage is in the spring. It's also the busiest and most stressful time, full of life and death. Two years ago, my family and I experienced a terrible kidding...
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The Living the Country Life TV series is now in its second season on RFD-TV. Here's a look at some things that took place behind the cameras, courtesy of host Betsy Freese.
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When you're living the country life, fair time is a huge deal! Here are some favorite fair photos from our readers and staff.
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Billy the goat has grown up on Betsy's blog. Here are a few pages from his scrapbook!
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Our readers love their goats! Meet some of the adorable animals they've posted in our ShareMy gallery and on our Facebook page.
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Insects and parasites that bother sheep will often attack goats as well. Keep your animals healthy and treat them as soon as you notice any signs of an insect presence.
Radio interview source: Lee Townsend, Extension Entomologist, University of Kentucky Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Sheep and goats are susceptible to being pestered by many...
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Ideas for keeping goats corralled
Goats are difficult to corral because they love to jump and climb. One fencing option that is convenient, flexible, and cost effective is electric fence. At Rumbleway Farm near Conowingo, Maryland,...
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Goats don't need fancy housing, but when a doe is ready to kid, give her a place of her own. A kidding pen will bring comfort to the new little family. You don't need a lot of space. A four-...
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Finding an effective system lets you take advantage of the convenience and flexibility of electric fencing.
Flexibility of fencing Using electric fencing to confine goats can be a convenient way to pasture the animals where they can keep grass and weeds clipped in hard-to-mow places. Electric fencing...
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There's been a lot of interest in the dairy goat industry over the past year. I get many calls asking about dairy goats: how much land it takes to raise them, what to feed them, and how to manage...

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