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…

Hypothermic Lambs & Kid Goats

Clara Belle Hypothermic

Gosh it’s cold outside! Hypothermic lambs and kid goats can become a real problem in this kind of weather. 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 kids can take quite a bit of cold as…

Bottle Jaw & The 4 Steps To Worming Sheep, Cattle & Goats

Bottle Jaw

Bottle jaw is the vernacular term given to pendulous lower jaw swelling in sheep, cattle and goats. The swelling is a soft tissue edema cause by anemia that is characteristic in animals that are carrying a heavy load of blood sucking internal parasites – better known as worms. Most often in sheep the worms are…

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…

Pick The Time Of Day When Lambs or Kids Are Born

New Born Lamb

Did you know that the way a pregnant ewe or nanny goat is managed can influence when she will lamb or kid, and how quickly she’ll lamb or kid? It’s true. The time of day that a pregnant ewe or nanny goat is fed can influence when she will lamb or kid and how quickly…