The Meat Goats of Caston Creek

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Sylvia Tomlinson shares her family's adventures along the learning curve in THE MEAT GOATS OF CASTON CREEK. This anthology of stories, essays and tips on raising meat goats is written from a practical and proactive point of view. With an emphasis on low input sustainability and grass farming, the book takes a holistic look at goat farming, addressing issues that range from predator control to the ethics of buying and selling goats. Unposed photographs of goats and dogs in a working ranch environment provide illustration. Heartwarming stories about the guardian dogs and the folks who love them will take you from laughter to tears. Last but not least, a section entitled "Cocinar Chevito" will entice you to try this new lean meat that is rapidly gaining popularity. Catch a glimpse of life on Caston Creek with "La Femme Chevre" and her band of critters.

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THE MEAT GOATS OF CASTON CREEK has been well received in the agricultural community. It is a practical manual for those who want to make money in the goat business and is a primer for those who wish to pursue their agrarian dreams. Not surprisingly, this succinct and well-written book is also finding favor among urban dwellers and those who dream of retiring and buying a farm or just a small place in the country. As Ms. Tomlinson writes from the heart, her words draw us into an agrarian experience that leaves us enriched by the journey we take.

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In farming, there seems to be a three year learning curve for any new livestock venture. Meat goat farming is no exception. My objective in writing this book was to share our experience. My hope is that this book will provide the reader with both entertainment and useful suggestions for profitable meat goat production.

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