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Here’s 9 Reasons Why

First and foremost, goats cough on a regular basis. And it’s kind of silly that we immediately freak the eff out as soon as one of our goats starts coughing.

We usually think the worst right away.

And the truth is, there are reasons to hit the panic button when a goat has a chronic cough. But before you determine the cough is concerning enough to hit the goat forums (and get some way out there burn-the-barn-down advice), consider the following.

1. Goats Cough During Digestion


You didn’t know it the first time you saw him, mostly because you didn’t even know it was a him…but you didn’t know you’d fall in love with a mean rooster.

As a chick, he was the first to run to your hand, sometimes quizzically studying your jewelry and pecking and your rings.

He made you laugh, until….he made you cry, with his first crow.

You knew you bought straight-run chicks, but deep down inside you were actually hoping for a clutch of pullets. …


So you can get through it during a job search

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Not many people love their jobs, and enjoying it every day is probably unrealistic, but you shouldn’t hate your job.

And I’m not saying that so you feel like you should change who you are, and how you view your job because you shouldn’t be miserable.

But what I am saying, is that you should think about re-evaluating where you are in your career journey so you can get unstuck from a job you hate.

No one should dread every day at work.

Whether it’s a coworker you can’t deal with, ethics in the workplace, a control freak boss, or…


Is it possible to completely detach yourself from the society you live in

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I’d love to be able to check out of everything going on in the United States, put my hands up and say, “Hey, don’t look at me.”

Because I tried having a voice, I tried listening with an open mind, I tried standing up for others, and what I thought was right.

But, to be honest, I just couldn’t handle taking what I was dishing out (especially on social media).

I’d write something thoughtful, helpful, and polarizing, and minutes later I’d remove my post for fear of getting torn apart by the loudest people on social media.

Because it’s happened…


The horrible process that took a month to complete

I’ve owned goats here and there throughout my life, and I’ve only recently fallen head-over-heels in love with them. In other words, I’m now committed to growing a healthy, beautiful, herd of Boer goats. So when goat lice showed up on my farm, I wanted to find a way to naturally treat goats for lice…if at all possible.

But here’s the thing…I make many mistakes when I add a new animal to my farm. Because no matter how much I read, nothing can hold a candle to real experience.

So when my goats got lice for the first time, I…


Should we be concerned about how coronavirus may affect asthmatic?

As a lifelong asthma sufferer, I immediately grew concerned about how the coronavirus might affect my asthma.

Asthmatics contend with the flu, seasonal allergies, and other triggers daily. In fact, our bodies require us to be careful, and tactical about our health…moreso than most.

It’s no secret to a severe asthmatic that we have more to be concerned with than those without lung disease…the same flu virus may be a mere nuisance to someone with healthy lungs, but to an asthmatic, it could be lethal.

So, when the coronavirus news broke, that same familiar asthma-flare up fear struck me, and…


The time to start prepping was yesterday

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The coronavirus has us all a little nervous, well, at least those of us who like to plan ahead. But maybe you’ve put the prepping off thinking you’ve got time.

There’s a lot of uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, and when it comes to prepping your homestead…better late than never.

So, I’ve put together this guide to help you organize your thoughts and get the bare essentials taken care of so you can start building your safety net at home.

What is the Difference Between Prepping and Homesteading?

There’s really no concrete definition to either of these terms, but many will tell you that prepping is more extreme…


Bring your farm online

There comes a time in every homesteader’s journey when they realize there’s a profit to be made, but… to make a profit, you have to get your farm website up and running.

And I say this all the time, so excuse me if I’m a broken record, but farms are businesses and whether you started your journey dreaming of a profitable farm, or it just kinda happened that way, it’s time to get serious about your marketing.

And in 2020, that means you need a farm website.

It may sound like quite the undertaking, and believe-you-me, I know you’re plenty…


Something has been bothering me about how we treat new homesteaders.

Suffice it to say that I’m in a boatload of homesteading, farming, small business farming, and hobby farming groups on social media.

Normally, I just scroll around until something catches my eye. Most of the time, I stop at posts that show an animal in distress, because I’m worried about it, and I want to learn about the ailment.

I immediately scroll through the comments looking for answers. And I often do this because I, myself, do not know the answer or I have a solution to share.

No, I don’t know everything…not afraid to admit it. And no, it…


Is your goat yelling at you…all.the.time?

I’m just going to say it, a screaming goat is a seriously misunderstood caprine. The internet erupted with viral posts of screaming goats. It was shocking how human-like these goat voices were.

I’ll admit, I was amused…until I had a screaming goat of my own. From the first moment I heard my sweet Boer Goat, Fern, scream like a child being thrown into the back of a candy-toting van, I was no longer entertained by the internet phenomenon.

Why Do Goats Scream and Bleat?

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