Book Review: Your Goats: A Kid’s Guide to Raising the Showing by Gail Damerow

Your Goats: A Kid’s Guide to Raising and Showing by Gail Damerow is a great starter book on Hobby Farm investigation.  Okay, okay, I admit this is a strange book for me to do a review on, but in my interest for having a Hobby Farm, I’m trying to read a few books related to it.  I went down to my uncle’s farm for a week at a time each summer, but I never grew up on the farm.  I always enjoyed the life, but doing anything for a week, does not equate with expertise or experience.  Hence, I better read before I think I can join Green Acres.

This is a great book discussing goat husbandry at a teen level.  It is right where I am and I needed something simple to get me started.  I had a blast reading about how to think like a goat, what kind of housing I would need to provide, breeding goats, milking them, raising them for meat and making them a part of the overall family plan for future generations. 

There are better books with more detail, other books with better pictures, but this is just right to spark my interest to press for more information if God were to allow some husbandry in the future.  Goats, chickens and rabbits will never take the enjoyment I get from ministering with people, but if it works out in the future, I’m ready to try my overalls again.

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