Raising Goats Naturally

The Complete Guide to Milk, Meat and More

Author: Deborah Niemann

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 0865717451

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

View: 778

Produce your own milk, cheese, meat, fiber, fertilizer, and more.

Raising Goats Naturally, 2nd Edition

The Complete Guide to Milk, Meat, and More

Author: Deborah Niemann

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1771422378

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 352

View: 6393

Produce your own milk, cheese, meat, fiber, fertilizer, and more Incorporating dairy goats into a diversified homestead can be the key to greater self-sufficiency. Responding to questions and concerns from readers from all over North America and beyond, this fully revised and expanded edition of Raising Goats Naturally will help readers work with nature to raise dairy goats to produce milk, cheese, meat, fertilizer, leather, fiber, and soap – all without relying on drugs or following the factory farm model. By observing your own animals closely and educating yourself about their specific needs, you can create an individualized plan for keeping them healthy and maximizing their productivity. This unique, fully-illustrated guide will teach you to help your herd thrive with: Breed-specific descriptions to help you choose the right goats for your goals and lifestyle Detailed information on housing, fencing, breeding, health, milking, and nutrition Complete recipes and instructions for making your own cheese, dairy products, and soap, as well as cooking with goat meat. Packed with personal experiences and backed up by expert veterinary advice and scientific studies, Raising Goats Naturally brings together a wealth of practical information on raising goats for the love of it and using their milk and meat to become more self-reliant.

Homegrown & Handmade

A Practical Guide to More Self-reliant Living

Author: Deborah Niemann

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 177142236X

Category: House & Home

Page: 336

View: 5043

A modern approach to homesteading—no farm required Food recalls, dubious health claims, scary and shocking ingredients in health and beauty products. Our increasingly industrialized supply system is becoming more difficult to navigate, more frightening, and more frustrating, leaving us feeling stuck choosing in many cases between the lesser of several evils. Author Deborah Niemann offers healthier, more empowering choices, by showing us how to reclaim links in our food and purchasing chains, to make choices that are healthier for our families, ourselves, and our planet. In this fully updated and revised edition of Homegrown and Handmade, Deborah shows how making things from scratch and growing some of your own food can help you eliminate artificial ingredients from your diet, reduce your carbon footprint, and create a more authentic life. Whether your goal is increasing your self-reliance or becoming a full-fledged homesteader, it’s packed with answers and solutions to help you rediscover traditional skills, take control of your food from seed to plate, and much more. This comprehensive guide to food and fiber from scratch proves that attitude and knowledge is more important than acreage. Written from the perspective of a successful, self-taught modern homesteader, this well-illustrated, practical, and accessible manual will appeal to anyone who dreams of a more empowered life. Deborah Niemann presents and teaches extensively on topics ranging from soapmaking to livestock care. She and her family raise livestock for meat, eggs and dairy products, while an organic garden and orchard provide fruit and vegetables. Deborah is also the author of Raising Goats Naturally.

The Field Guide to Goats

Author: Cheryl Kimball

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 1616732180

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 144

View: 7155

Kept as pets, raised for their milk, meat, or fiber, or prized for their beauty or rarity, goats are increasingly popular animals on farms large and small. Whether you raise a favored few or a hundred head, this guide is the ultimate resource on North American breeds. The book provides detailed descriptions of more than twenty goat breeds found in the United States and Canada, from the popular Nubian, Pygmy, and Boer to the rare and lovely Golden Guernsey. Illustrated with 150 color photographs, this convenient, easy-to-use field guide includes exhaustive information about behavior, characteristics, breeding, and history, as well as a glossary of caprine terms and a list of breed associations. It is the essential reference that anyone with an interest in goats should not be without.

The Joy of Keeping Goats

The Ultimate Guide to Dairy and Meat Goats

Author: Laura Childs

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1626369429

Category: Nature

Page: 248

View: 2461

Goats are easy to care for and a low-investment choice for anyone wishing to live out rural dreams or add to an existing stable. The Joy of Keeping Goats offers practical advice, clear guidelines, and wonderful anecdotes from author and self-sustainer Laura Childs. In her book, she walks readers step-by-step through important information on breeds, feeding requirements, how to make cheese, and much more. With gorgeous color photographs, The Joy of Keeping Goats clearly illustrates what an easy and rewarding experience raising goats can be.

Ecothrifty

Cheaper, Greener Choices for a Happier, Healthier Life

Author: Deborah Niemann

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550925105

Category: House & Home

Page: 208

View: 8692

When eco met thrifty - how saving money can help save the planet

Natural Goat Care

Author: Pat Coleby

Publisher: Acres USA

ISBN: 9780911311662

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 371

View: 3524

Raising and Keeping Dairy Goats

A Practical Guide

Author: Katie Normet

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781770859791

Category:

Page: 192

View: 3806

The ideal reliable guide to goat-keeping for the new commercial enterprise or the small hobby farm. A city kid, Katie Normet discovered a fascination for large animals early in her life, one that led her to study animal sciences at one of Canada's most distinguished agricultural colleges. While there, Normet rubbed shoulders with fellow classmates from farming backgrounds and caught another bug: the urge to make a living raising animals. Today, she and her family run River's Edge Dairy in Central Ontario, where Katie oversees a herd of some 75 goats which produce more than 50,000 liters of milk a year. Much of this milk is transformed into delicious yogurt, cheeses and unique goat-butter tarts, as well as soaps and moisturizing creams, which Normet sells directly from the farm and at local markets. Raising and Keeping Dairy Goats is Normet's account of the daily challenges and rewards of life as a goat farmer, from her experience rehabilitating a farm from the ground up to learning firsthand the ins and outs of acquiring and caring for goats. Normet's central piece of advice runs through her book like a commandment: Know your goat. Keeping eyes on each goat and noting even subtle changes in behavior and demeanor are key to managing a problem quickly and keeping your goat healthy. Normet explores all the big-picture issues in goat husbandry, including: Purchasing Housing Feeding Breeding Kidding Milking Identifying and treating diseases and ailments. There are also chapters on cheese making and soap making with tips and recipes. While the author doesn't gloss over the responsibilities of early-morning milkings and late-night kidding dramas, she deftly communicates the innate appeal of one of nature's most charming and charismatic domesticated animals. For Normet, every inconvenience is a blessing in disguise, and whether readers are preparing to launch their own commercial enterprise or simply interested in providing goat milk for their family, her story will serve as a reliable guide.

Holistic Goat Care

A Comprehensive Guide to Raising Healthy Animals, Preventing Common Ailments, and Troubleshooting Problems

Author: Gianaclis Caldwell

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 160358630X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 8391

Goats have provided humankind with essential products for centuries; indeed, they bear the noble distinction of being the first domesticated farm animal. From providing milk and meat for sustenance and fiber and hides for clothing and shelter to carrying packs and clearing brush, there isn't much that goats cannot do. Managing goats successfully requires an understanding of how nature designed them to thrive, including nutritional and psychological needs, as well as how to identify a problem and intercede before it's too late. For more than a decade, Gianaclis Caldwell and her family have operated Pholia Farm Creamery, an off-grid, raw milk goat cheese dairy. In Holistic Goat Care, Caldwell offers readers a comprehensive guide to maintaining a healthy herd of goats, whether they are dairy goats, meat goats, fiber goats, or pet goats. Holistic Goat Care will empower even novice goat owners to confidently diagnose and treat most of the ailments that goats might experience. For the experienced goat farmer, the book offers a depth of insight and approaches to treatment not found in any other book. Caldwell places special emphasis throughout on holistic, natural, and alternative approaches to caring for goats, including information on: Handling and managing goats using their natural instincts as an asset Developing good farm management practices such as appropriate housing and fencing systems and manure and mortality management Making feeding decisions based on understanding goats' ruminant digestive system and their evolutionary needs Growing forage and garden crops as feed and utilizing wild browse Troubleshooting health problems based on assessing symptoms Implementing advanced health procedures such as pain control, fecal testing, and transplanting rumen microbes from healthy to sick goats Diagnosing, treating, and preventing more than 75 common goat ailments Whether your herd is two or two hundred, this first-of-its-kind, comprehensive book will help you keep your goats healthy, safe, and productive and give you a deep and enjoyable insight into the wondrous creature that is the goat.

Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats

Breeds, Care, Dairying, Marketing

Author: Jerome D. Belanger,Jerry Belanger,Sara Thomson Bredesen

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603425802

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 296

View: 9286

From the Back Cover: Minimal space and housing needs make goats a practical choice for small or backyard dairy farmers, and Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats is the one book farmers need to raise healthy, productive animals. This comprehensive and reassuring guide includes complete instructions for turning your goat milk into profitable cheese, yogurt, kefir, and butter. The revised and updated fourth edition includes: Updated information on disease diagnosis and treatment; Tips on choosing pygmy breeds; Expanded coverage of breeding, kidding, and raising kids; More information on milking, dairying, and cheesemaking; Expanded resource section.

Grass-Fed Cattle

How to Produce and Market Natural Beef

Author: Julius Ruechel

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 160342587X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

View: 2984

Successfully raise grass-fed cattle and enjoy the benefits of great-tasting beef and a financially stable enterprise. In this comprehensive guide, Julius Ruechel covers every aspect of raising healthy and thriving grass-fed cattle, offering advice on herd selection, pasture management, medical care, necessary equipment, winter grazing, slaughtering procedures, and more. With tips on creating a viable business plan and identifying niche markets for your beef, Ruechel provides everything you need to know to develop a profitable and environmentally sustainable grass-fed cattle operation.

Chickens

Naturally Raising a Sustainable Flock, 2nd Edition

Author: Maat van Uitert

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981288533

Category:

Page: 226

View: 626

Chickens: Naturally Raising A Sustainable Flock has quickly become a classic chicken-keeping manual, and is a one-of-a-kind book that you'll return to again and again for advice. Maat van Uitert is an internationally-recognized backyard chicken expert and author of Pampered Chicken Mama (PamperedChickenMama.com), which reaches 10 million readers monthly. She has been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and in Reader's Digest, Prevention, Women's Health, and Glamour magazines.

The Thinking Beekeeper

A Guide to Natural Beekeeping in Top Bar Hives

Author: Christy Hemenway

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 0865717206

Category: Gardening

Page: 208

View: 3708

A guide to an alternative method of keeping bees, shows how to cultivate top bar hives, in a book aimed an those interested in ensuring the viability of the bee population for years to come. Original.

Natural Sheep Care

Author: Pat Coleby

Publisher: Acres USA

ISBN: 9780911311907

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 215

View: 5362

In this comprehensive guide for all breeders and owners of sheep, whether for wool, meat or milk, renowned Australian livestock expert Pat Coleby covers feeding requirements, land management, sheep management, breeds of sheep, treatment of health problems, minerals and vitamins, and much more. Suitable for both organic and conventional farmers, this information packed volume is an essential read.

The Farmers Market Cookbook

The Ultimate Guide to Enjoying Fresh, Local, Seasonal Produce

Author: Julia Shanks,Brett Grohsgal

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550926152

Category: Cooking

Page: 336

View: 4319

Farmers' Markets and CSAs are among the best places to find high-quality, diverse, and exciting vegetables and fruits. But the rich array of unusual varieties can be confusing and overwhelming. From detailed produce descriptions to storage tips, preparation techniques, and over two hundred flavorful recipes, The Farmers' Market Cookbook has the answer to every prospective locavore's perennial question, "What do I do with this?" Featuring a range of traditional favorites alongside innovative creations showcasing the stunning flavors of heirloom fruits and vegetables, this guide to seasonal eating will help you engage your powers of creativity, learning, and experimentation. Recipes include: Garlic scape vichyssoise Potato fennel "risotto" Beef roulade with cilantro mojo Cantaloupe salsa Eating locally cultivates appreciation for those who grow our food. Full of practical insights from field to fork, The Farmers' Market Cookbook celebrates the small farmer's labor of love with recipes that showcase every crop at its best—essential reading for anyone who wants to appreciate fresh food at its best. Julia Shanks has honed her culinary talents working in restaurants around the country, developing a taste for fresh, local and seasonal foods. She consults with restaurants, farms and food producers, helping them maximize profits and streamline revenues through sustainable business practices. Brett Grohsgal worked as everything from line cook to executive chef while developing and sharing his appreciation for artisanal, seasonal foods. Now he runs Even' Star Organic Farm, growing and harvesting crops year-round for restaurants, grocery stores, universities, farmers markets, and the farm's own successful CSA.

Dairy Goats

Breeds, Care, Dairying, Marketing

Author: Jerry Belanger,Sara Thomson Bredesen

Publisher: Storey S Guide to Raising

ISBN: 9781612129358

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 3003

With 307,000 copies in print, this is the most trusted and comprehensive reference on every aspect of dairy goat care, housing, feeding, health care, breeding, and milking. The full-color new edition features the most up-to-date practices and a fresh new design.

Goat Cheese

Delectable Recipes for All Occasions

Author: Ethel Brennan,Georgeanne Brennan

Publisher: Chronicle Books (CA)

ISBN: 9780811812399

Category: Cooking

Page: 72

View: 2998

Offers a variety of recipes using goat cheese, including appetizers, salads, meats, vegetables and desserts.

The Accessible Pet, Equine and Livestock Herbal

Choosing Abundant Wellness for Your Creatures

Author: Katherine A Drovdahl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615589688

Category: Alternative veterinary medicine

Page: 517

View: 8404

Covering farm animals, exotics, reptiles, poultry, bees, pets and more, this herbal takes time to lay your foundation in an easy to follow format so that you can become confident in your use of herbs with your beloved creatures.

Defeating Dementia

What You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's and Other Forms of Dementia

Author: Richard MD Furman, FACS

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1493412574

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 8317

Dementia. It's one of the most dreaded conditions we face as we age. Many people claim they would rather be diagnosed with cancer than dementia or Alzheimer's. What many don't realize is that dementia is not a forgone conclusion as we get older. Our own lifestyle choices and habits can have a significant impact--for good or ill--on our chances of developing the disease. And that means there's hope. Drawing from the latest medical research, Dr. Richard Furman helps readers understand dementia and Alzheimer's and shows them how to make three powerful lifestyle changes that can help decrease the probability of developing this disease. He explains how eating the right foods, exercising, and sustaining an ideal weight can dramatically reduce the likelihood of developing dementia in the first place, and even how it can slow the progression of the disease in someone who has already received a diagnosis.