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How to train goats to electric fence

May 26, 2022

Goats + electric fence. It doesn’t need to be complicated. Yes. I said it. It’s true. You can effectively use electric fence with goats. With a little bit of work at the beginning of the grazing season, it can work. Importance of good goat fence When I tell people I raise goats, the first thing […]

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Regenerative Agriculture Blog Series

February 2, 2022

Learn more about regenerative agriculture in this recent Blog Series

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Can you still practice regenerative agriculture in the winter?

January 17, 2022

Yes! While it may seem like when everything goes dormant for the season, our work with the farm and the environment around us slows down. That is true, but there are ways we can prepare for winter and during the winter months that still keep the environment, in particular, soil health in mind.

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Regenerative agriculture: it’s the foundation of what we do on the farm

January 6, 2022

For our goat farm, regenerative agriculture is really at the core of everything we do.

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Perimeter fence for goats

October 26, 2021

As we got started raising goats it was important for us to have a fencing set up for our goats that was secure (as it can get for goats) so we don’t have to be always monitoring it’s effectiveness. We have a lot going on in our lives outside of the “farming” part of the farm.

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3 Things you may not know about raising goats on pasture

September 27, 2021

1. Goats can be trained to electric fence Yes, it is true. Goats can be trained to respect and stay in electric fence. How does it work?  Fence training. Then, keep the fence hot at all times, make sure there’s enough pasture to eat, and repeat offenders/troublemakers find new homes. 2. Quick rotations are important […]

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Making the official start to rotational grazing

June 2, 2015

The goats are finally out on pasture with managed grazing and love it. But, it has been a lot of work to get to this point.

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Welcoming turkeys to the farm

March 25, 2015

It’s official. I will now be adding turkey grower to my ever-growing skills as a farmer. Yesterday I placed an order for pullets (baby turkeys) and scheduled the butchering with an area processor that’s now a USDA federally inspected facility. Talk about planning the cycle of life in just a few short minutes!

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