Ohiofarmgirl's Adventures in The Good Land is largely a fish out of water tale about how I eventually found my footing on a small farm in an Amish town. We are a mostly organic, somewhat self sufficient, sustainable farm in Ohio. There's action and adventure and I'll always tell you the truth about farming.


I don't know much, but I did learn a thing or two about goats. Here's some of what I've learned so far - hopefully it will save you some time and frustration. Remember, not everyone is a goat lover - its OK to be goat "liker".. but you'll love the saving and the dairy products!  Now quit nillynallying about it and get out there and get your goat!

OFG's primer on why you should get goats:
Why goats and whats the big deal?
Why goats make sense (or savings) on the homestead or small farm or back yard

On milking:
How (Not) to milk a goat or "Be The Boss Goat"
So you've got a bucket of milk...now what?
Goat milking 201, for those who got past the first squeeze.
Now you have to dry that goat out - here's how to...

On babies and breeding:
How to bottle feed baby goats. Be the Udder.
What to expect when you are expecting.
What I Know About Goat Breeding

Bucks and why I can't stand them:
Too Short - it started with him
How to be a goat pimp.
Then we got ThunderNuts
SnaggleHorn, he was next on my list of bucks to hate.

Whatcha need to know about how to keep goats:
Feeders and equipment
What I know about hay
Goat minerals
How to trim hooves and free first aid advice 
Treating goat polio

Considering butchering those goats? Here's someone who did it:
Confessions of a Secret Goat Butcherer

Crazy goat adventures? We've got 'em in spades:
Here's why I don't love goats...but I'm still a goat "liker"
Here's why goats keep you on your toes - if its not one thing its an udder
A little about Evita, our Herd Queen
They payoff - look at these little cuties
The mini-pops, possibly the cutest babies we've ever had on this farm..so far!
The Too Cute's Big Arrival - a record breaking, boat sinking, net busting haul of babies!

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