I am excited to announce my new book Backyard Dairy Goats: A Natural Approach to Keeping Goats in any Yard
To help cut out the middlemen involved in publishing I’ve started a Kickstarter campaign for the book. This means that if you’d like to pre-order a copy for less than the future price, you can easily do this on Kickstarter. You’ll get bonus mini-ebooks too, and the option of other exciting rewards like cheesemaking kits, tree planting, and getting your name on the acknowledgements page of my book.
Backyard Dairy Goats is a book focusing on raising dairy goats in a way that respects their nature, on any amount of land. My aim with this book is to make backyard dairying achievable for anyone.
Most books about goats focus on keeping them on a larger scale, and don’t address many issues for those who just want some milk from a couple of goats in the backyard. Topics covered include:
•Natural goat health, how to prevent and fix most issues without a vet.
•Small batch cheesemaking.
•Everything you need to know about goats – their behaviour, how to feed them, handle them, what they need to thrive, and so on.
What this book is about:
•Caring for goats in a way that respects their goatness.
•Getting dairy goats now, wherever you are. It doesn’t have to be a dream that may happen one day in the distant future, it could happen now, and this book will show you how.
•Learning from observation, and goat behaviour in the wild to provide the right foods for goats to thrive.
•A permaculture approach, looking at the whole backyard ecosystem and the many interactions between goats, animals, garden, people, and trees.
•Cheesemaking and home dairying without artificial weird stuff.
•Goat dairy as a homemade staple food, for health, survival and self reliance. Recipes included.
Not just for backyards
This book is relevant for larger bits of land as well, especially in the early years while you’re waiting for perennials to grow or waiting to build more fences. Goat milk provides an instant harvest, with a minimal amount of brought-in feed, using smaller amounts of land and food than cows, while providing manure for the garden.