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Chasing Goats on Hammock Haven Farm with Kristin Hammock

Homesteads and Homeschools

Release Date: 04/09/2019

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This week the Farm Boss from Hammock Haven Farm, Kristin Hammock, stopped by to talk about goats. We talked about how she got into goats and what she does with the plethora of milk. We got into her breeding program and what she does to keep genetics fresh and healthy as well as some of the basics of keeping a goat herd. We also looked at how she manages to make keeping goats profitable.

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Once the interview wraps up, the Liberty Hippie reminds you to poke your congress people and hope they actually do something productive, like signing a letter from the HSLDA and creating legislation to remove archaic laws that inhibit the ability of homeschool students to obtain jobs and go to work.

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