LESSONS FROM THE FIELD
FROM THE FIELD
KULNING: The Song of The Herder
Kulning is an ancient Nordic tradition of calling home the herds. It is a Swedish word, for the herding calls that women would use to call sheep, goats and cows down from the high pastures where they grazed during the warmer months of the year. Have you heard the...
USING SULFUR ON GOATS TO REPEL TICKS, LICE & MITES
There's a natural way to repel external parasites, using sulfur. Sulfur is an overlooked mineral, yet regarded by goat herders in the know, as an essential and effective aide in repelling exterior parasites such as ticks, mites and lice. Whether or not you have plans...
ELIMINATE FLIES IN BARN: A Proven Remedy
Having implemented symbiotic husbandry methods, I discovered how feeding real salt and having healthy soil is a little known solution for eliminating flies in stables, barns and paddocks. Anyone raising animals that are spend some time in barns or stables or some...
A HIDDEN CAUSE OF IRON DEFICIENCY IN GOATS
How iron deficiency is a symptom not just associated with parasites But is also an ongoing issue that many goat herders misdiagnose as a problem due to parasites. But in this post I will share some revelations as to an overlooked cause for pale eyelids.NOTE:...
PASTORALISM: The Remedy for the Crisis In Modern Husbandry
True Husbandry Begins With Provender Pastoralists from time immemorial have understood the ancient principle - that provender for the goat is also sustenance for the goat walker. Together, they are the mutual companions and fellow stewards of the land. Provender -...
PRACTICAL PASTORALISM: What Modern Goat Husbandry Is Not
The restoration and research of pastoralism begins with presenting how it differs from conventional goat husbandry practices. Pastoralism is founded on the symbiotic relationship between land and animal, this being the path from which pastoralists maintain a close...
INTRO TO PASTORALISM – A Goat Led Me Here
A rediscovery of pastoralism, the classical and most beneficial goat husbandry method, and how it serves as the backbone of an ecologically sensitive and cost effective method of herd and land management. If you’re reading this post you’ve made your way to this blog...
I’ve been following these goats back home….
where they lead surprises me still. I want to take you there.
Brad Kessler, Goat Song
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