Goats

Waterloo Mohair – My Source For Mohair Fibers

Angora Goats

Years ago when I was a young hand spinner and homesteader I raised Angora goats. In fact if I remember correctly, Angora goats were the first goats that I ever owned. For those of you who may be unaware, Angora goats are the source for the fiber known as mohair. Sometimes people will get Angora…

The Care and Management of Hypothermic Lambs & Kid Goats

Clara Belle Hypothermic

Gosh it’s cold outside! I thought I’d shelve my internet hiatus to offer some potentially lifesaving advice to new and maybe not so new shepherds and goat keepers. Throughout much of North America, the record cold is interfering with the health and well-being of many early season neonatal lambs and goat kids. Lambs and goat…

The Homestead Dairy

Snowbelle

For those of you considering getting or keeping a dairy animal this podcast is just for you. It’s an in depth discussion that’s just over 25 minutes long and covers information that is sometimes hard to find. So pull up a chair and get comfortable. It is the last and final podcast from the old…

What Kind Of Sheep & Goats Do You Raise?

Sheep Grazing Near Apple Trees

Granny – You talk about your sheep and goats often. What type breeds do you have? Meat or milk goats? And do you use your sheep for meat or mainly wool? What breeds are they? I raise pure bred Border Cheviot sheep. I also have 3 sheep MontadaleX Cheviot ewes that I bought this past…