Smokey Hollow Farms

Pursuing sustainability and educating others to live in harmony with everything around us!

Goat Husbandry Classes

Are you new to goats, or are you thinking about getting goats?  We offer 2 classes on Goat Husbandry at this time, "Goats 101" and "Keeping Goats - A Natural Approach".  These classes are being taught by different instructors, each with over 20 years individually of owning, raising, and caring for goats.  "Keeping Goats - A Natural Approach" deals with a more holistic method of keeping goats using alternatives to traditional medicines and such as discussed in "Goats 101".


PLEASE NOTE:  These classes are up close and personal workshops working with real goats.  Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes and long, well worn pants or jeans.  Be forewarned that the goats are very friendly and may jump on you like a dog, and their feet are not always clean!

Goats 101

Instructor - Mandy Latimer

Topics Covered:

  • What to look for when purchasing your first goat
  • Where do I purchase animals
  • What to do before I bring my animals home
  • What will I need
  • Feeding
  • Vaccinations / Healthcare
  • When do I call the Vet
  • Worming, trimming hooves
  • Breeding
  • Kidding
  • Milking basics

Cost is 85.00 per person.

Please check the Event Calendar for Class Dates! 

Reservations are required: please call 678-374-7473 or email Pat

 

 


Goat Keeping - "A Natural Approach"

Instructor - Cheryl Starke

Topics Covered:

  • Basic goat psychology
  • Medicine Chest and tools
  • What to keep on hand
  • What herbs work best
  • Vitamins, minerals, probiotics
  • A goat garden
  • Good browse and plants (aka weeds)
  • Poisonous browse
  • Signs to look for in an ill goat
  • When to call the Vet and what to do until they get there
  • Making sure your goat gets what it needs nutritionally
  • How to sustain your herd during a food crisis
     

Cost is 85.00 per person.

Please check the Event Calendar for Class Dates!  

Reservations are required: please call 678-374-7473 or email Pat