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All of our careful efforts to store water, food, and other supplies could be for nothing if we are unable to hang onto them when we actually need them!  People have a variety of reasons for choosing to prepare; the fact is, preparation is an investment.  It is only worth our time and money to… Read more »


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For everyday life, vitamins may not matter much.  We have access to a wide variety of different foods, and many of our foods are fortified with vitamins and minerals.  Hopefully we’re eating balanced diets that are meeting all of our nutritional needs.  Maybe we take vitamins, maybe we don’t, and we’re usually fine either way…. Read more »


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Well folks, unfortunately I had no questions come across the blog over the last two weeks. However, some folks did ask me some very good questions I would like to share with everyone…


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[This article is part of a series.  Part one is here.] So, you’re ready to bring home your first herd of dairy goats! Before you buy any particular goats, decide whether you want registered goats or not.  The cheapest goats you’ll be able to find are unregistered animals.


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[This article is part 3 of a series.  Begin with part 1 and part 2.] If you’re thinking of keeping dairy goats to enhance your preparation for an emergency, you’ll want to consider the different breeds that are available to determine which will be best for you. Not all goats are used for dairy production. … Read more »


Mama with bucklings

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[This article is part 2 of a series.  For the first article, about why you may want to keep dairy goats, click here.] Here is some of the basic information you should know if you’re considering keeping dairy goats: First of all, female goats are called does.  Male goats are bucks.  Baby goats are called… Read more »


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After you have a flock of Preparedness Chickens, you may want to consider adding dairy goats to your preparations.  Although dairy goats are not currently popular in the United States, historically goats have been widely used for meat, milk, hair, skin, driving, and packing.  Goats are still especially popular in less-developed areas. Goat milk is… Read more »


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[This article is part of a series.  Start with part 1.] As I mentioned last time, there are only a few essential parts of a chicken coop.  There are also a few considerations you can make as you’re choosing a coop.  Today we will look at both of these topics.


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[This article is part of a series.  Start with part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, and part 6] When we first got our chickens, I read online that you can make a chicken coop out of anything, but I didn’t believe it.  Now that we’ve had chickens for a while, and… Read more »