nubian goat

My 2013 milking season is shaping up to be somewhat different that the past six years of milking goats. It’s been complicated by a few different factors, but mainly a little goat creature named Bow. My system before this year was to leave the kids with the mom full time for a month, allowing them […]


Mostly Okay

April 5, 2013 · 22 comments

Kids are here. They arrived on Monday night actually. I’ve been waiting to write this post for a couple reasons. First off, things have been busy and photographing/writing about kids hasn’t been my first priority. Secondly, there were a few complications that I was hoping to tell you are now all fine and dandy, but […]


Training a Dairy Goat

February 3, 2012 · 5 comments

This is Minnie. She’s going to be my milker this coming spring/summer/fall. At this point, she’s not particularly friendly and doesn’t like being handled at all. That’s something that needs to change in the next couple months. Today, I got her out of the barn and into the milking stanchion. With her head locked in […]


Goat Breeding

November 4, 2011 · 11 comments

This is a registered La Mancha buck goat. Like a typical La Mancha, he has no ears. This is my full Nubian doe, Minnie. Like a typical Nubian, she has big ears. This is Neda Ulaby shortly after she was born last spring. She is half La Mancha and half Nubian, so she has wee […]


Be forewarned: reading this book will probably make you want to get goats. That said, you should still read it. Brad Kessler (author of Birds in Fall that I haven’t read yet but probably should even though I’m significantly less enthusiastic about birds than goats) chronicles his move from the city to a small farm […]