This is the essential guide to caring for a backyard herd by the author of The Year of the Goat.
From the Introduction
Living with Goats is the book I wish I’d had when I first became captivated by these animals. In the following pages you’ll find practical information about goat husbandry, stories of life o n the farm, and resources for answers to more detailed questions. . . .
Life with goats can be a wild and wonderful ride. With a little preparation and forethought, you can avoid some of the common errors of new farmers . . . and give yourself the best experience possible. Have no doubt that keeping goats is a lot of work, but it is tremendously rewarding. Whether it’s the glory of delivering your first kid, the dazzle of presenting friends with homemade cheese, or even the simple joy of a well-trimmed hoof, caring for your animals will give you a deep sense of satisfaction. Goats have changed my life in ways I never could have imagined. They’ve connected me to the land, to my food, and to my family. I wish you the same experience.