The practice known as “milking through” usually lasts two years, but some have reported going as long as seven. My two does are on their second year, and I plan to continue milking.
This round of contenders is led by a cow in a scenic landscape. Also making appearances are goats, kids, chickens, horses—and one human.
You don’t have to be a rancher to have a great herd of livestock on your hobby farm. Many terrific breeds are great for small acreage.
In the first of three parts, we consider typical numbers of offspring per pregnancy as well as treatment and prevention of a common disorder.
This round of contenders is led by a calf and a goat. Also making appearances are goslings, pigs, chickens, a cow and her calves, and a very cute bunny.
In this third of four parts, we learn how goats evolved to be versatile climbers, why some sheep produce no wool, and how some breeds became domesticated.