Goats are fun. They're social. And they provide milk and meat to your homestead. But picking out what goat is right for you is an important first step. Start by asking yourself what you'll be using it for. A pet? Milk? Meat? Clearing brush?
Here, I'll go over some popular dairy goat breeds and what makes them champions.
There are a variety of vitamins and minerals that your body needs to survive. In a desperate situation, if you are eating and miss out on these, you can die of malnutrition. (That's not good).
If you're planning on living off-grid, think of it as a long term survival scenario. You need to ensure you're getting adequate food, water, rest, shelter, etc. But you also need to break these down and make sure you're getting the right balance of nutrients to sustain yourself long term.
TLDR: Methane is flammable. It is a gas that comes from compost during decomposition (also in farts). If you catch it, you can cook with it like you would propane. Thus if you compost in a container, you have unlimited free fuel.
Chickens are the key ingredient for a successful Permaculture Food Forest.
To build a food forest, you need to build an ecosystem where all your plants AND animals work together. Ground fowl including chickens, turkeys, guinea hens, etc will fill that role eating bugs, turning up soil, and keeping everything healthy.
Some things to think about for your current or future goats on your off grid homestead.
Goats can be a blessing or a curse so be careful and do your research before inviting them onto your farm.
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