Living With -- Learning About -- And Loving Goats
365 Days a Year
Raising goats without losing your mind ...No one ever said raising goats was easy, but it doesn't have to cost a fortune or drive you crazy! You just need the right information. Unfortunately you may have noticed that there is a ton of conflicting information out there about goats.
What if you could ...
- Spend time with your goats without worrying, "Is that normal?"
- Feel confident that you're following the latest guidelines on parasite control in goats
- Incorporate goat products into your sustainable homestead by fully utilizing their manure, milk, meat, and more
- Save money on groceries and reduce artificial ingredients by making your own cheese, yogurt, ice cream, and soap
- Make money by selling your goat products
- And what if you could do it all without spending a fortune on drugs, supplements, and equipment
The goal of Goats 365 is to cut through the clutter and give you the information you need. Your membership includes access to 5 courses:
- Goat Basics
- Buying goats
- Life with Goats
- Parasites in Goats
- Myths about worms and deworming
- The latest research-based recommendations on using dewormers
- Interviews with leading parasitologists, researchers, and professors
- Alternative dewormers that work and those that don't
- Genetics and parasites
- Rotational grazing
- Bibliography of research
- The Home Dairy
- How to milk a goat -- even if it has tiny teats!
- Milk handling and storage
- Making chevre
- Making queso blanco
- Making mozzarella
- Making yogurt (coming in October!)
- How to create your own recipes
- Soapmaking ingredients
- Equipment needed
- Essential oils in soapmaking
- How to make your own molds
- Step-by-step video in cold process soapmaking
- Homestead Businesses
- Choosing a homestead business
- Liability and legal issues to consider
- Marketing your homestead business
- How to use Facebook for growing your business
- How to create beautiful graphics for free
With new videos being added every month!
Go Premium + Get Unlimited Text Support
Will be available again in September 2020
You can become a member at the basic level if you just want to access the courses and work through them on your own time. However, if you want a virtual mentor and you prefer learning in a live environment, you can subscribe at the Premium level. That means you will have access to ...
- Monthly Q&A video call on Zoom -- You can take your phone out to your barn and show me something that you have a question about, or you can "attend" from the comfort of your computer and simply ask questions or lurk and listen to everyone else's questions and answers.
- Live webinar every month -- Each month I will present a live lecture via a webinar, and if you attend live, you can ask questions in chat. Topics will include mineral deficiencies in goats, starting a business on your homestead, getting ready for kidding season, and topics requested specifically by students!
- Text support -- You will get my phone number and can text me with questions as they come up. (Please note that this does not replace your need to have a veterinarian. I will be your virtual mentor, not your virtual vet.)
In 2002, Deborah and her family moved to 32 aces on a creek in the middle of nowhere to grow their own food organically. With the help of goats, sheep, pigs, and poultry, they produce 100% of their meat, eggs, and dairy products, as well as a large percentage of their vegetables, fruit, and herbs. Deborah is the author of five books, including Homegrown and Handmade, Ecothrifty, and Raising Goats Naturally, as well as the ebook Just Kidding. She also teaches sustainable agriculture courses online for the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. She has been teaching Raising Dairy Goats Sustainably since 2013 and Pastured Poultry since 2015.
The membership program is totally new, but what do people have to say about Deborah's other online classes, her writing, and her mentorship?
"Deborah’s videos are extremely informative and well worth the money! I have learned so much from Deborah, and being able to go back and watch the videos over and over, I pick up on something each time that I missed the time before. Keep the videos coming!"
- Teresa Cole - Tomball, Texas
"These courses, Goats 101 & Copper Deficiency, are so informative. Helps you to listen to your goats and give them what they need. Deborah replies to comments quickly & with ideas that help. I wholeheartedly recommend anyone with goats to enroll and learn."
- Lisa Cotter, Nova Scotia, Canada
"In 2010, when I first considered getting goats, I was fortunate to find Deborah's goat group, NigerianDwarfGoats.ning.com. I spent many hours there reading through the archives and learned a lot. Being able to freely ask questions was extremely helpful. Since then, I have joined various Facebook groups, but this site is always my go-to site for accurate answers and the best up-to-date information. Deborah is very much abreast on the latest information which is so very important. "
- Glenna R. Bowman, Vancouver, WA
"After having discovered Deborah's Nigerian dwarf goat forum and purchasing her book, I found myself relying on Deborah as my online goat mentor. When I had a mini-crisis with my goats, Deborah came to my rescue and helped me pull through it with her knowledge and expertise. She has been immeasurably important in my journey with goats."
- Julia Stephens, Asheville, NC
What happens when you enroll?
- You'll get immediate access to the membership site and all five courses.
- You'll receive an email with a link to the private Facebook group and the private online community.
- If you've chosen the Premium membership, you'll get my phone number, as well as the dates and login info for the upcoming Q&As and webinars.
- You'll receive a monthly email telling you what new videos and other material has been added to the site.