With endearing personal stories and layman's scientific explanations, Raising Goats Naturally lays an enjoyable and empowering foundation for goat-rearing success on the self-reliant farmstead.
Raising Goats Naturally is an excellent starting point and guide for anyone about to dive into the world of goats. This book does a marvelous job in covering practical approaches to husbandry and how to avoid the pitfalls that novices often encounter.
American Livestock Breeds Conservancy
Deborah Niemann cuts through the formulaic and often inflexible so-called “expert advice” and encourages us to get to know our animals and listen to what they tell us. Drawing on vast experience, Niemann offers an upbeat, authentic glimpse of what life with dairy goats is really like.
Editor in Chief of GRIT Magazine, author of Plowing with Pigs
Deborah Niemann’s book is an inspiring and useful guide for anyone thinking about raising goats. Her research is exhaustive and her personal stories give real depth and dimension to the experience, preparing the prospective goat owner not only for the technical challenges, but also for the rich emotional experience of sharing your life with a herd.
This lovely book offers a glimpse into an exceptionally thoughtful barnyard. As someone who has benefited from Deborah's goat wisdom for years, I'm delighted that she's compiled it into such a comprehensive guide.
- breed-specific descriptions to help you choose the right goats for your goals and lifestyle
- detailed information on housing, fencing, breeding, health, milking and nutrition
- recipes and instructions for making your own cheese, dairy products, and soap, as well as cooking with goat meat.