Ever thought of raising a goat (or two, or twenty)? If you already do, you’re not alone. This age-old practice is enjoying a renewed popularity, and for good reason. The goat is one of nature’s most incredibly versatile creatures. With proper care and attention, a goat can feed, clothe, and comfort you. It can thrive on one acre or one thousand and can adapt to virtually any climate. It can show you immense affection. Other times, it can be the most stubborn, mischievous, and maddening animal in the barnyard or cauliflower patch.
In Living with Goats, author Margaret Hathaway and photographer Karl Schatz show and tell everything you need to know about raising goats. With the same lively prose and charming color photos that marked their widely praised memoir, The Year of the Goat, they address a wide range of topicsincluding breed characteristics, raising goats for milk or meat, shelter requirements, how to prevent injury and illness, and goats as pets.
Replete with friendly advice, homespun wisdom, and entertaining anecdotes, Living with Goats offers reassurance of just how easy and rewarding it is to raise goats. Whether you’re an armchair farmer, a hobbyist, a do-it-yourselfer, or already a proud goat-owner, it is the ultimate guide to your own backyard herd.