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goat care, kid goats, caring for goats, book about goats, goat health, how to raise goats, how to purchase goats, goat farmMy latest book, Annie’s all about Goats, is now available in paperback on Amazon.com.

I am excited to publish this book for new goat owners, as well as those that have experience, and for people considering goat ownership. This is a great reference book to start or add to any goat care library!

I cover a range of topics including:

  • purchasing goats (things to consider and how to select)
  • bringing new goats to the farm
  • goat breeds
  • fencing, housing, and storage
  • livestock guard animals
  • feed and nutrition
  • health and wellness care
  • coat, hoof, and horn care
  • breeding and pregnancy
  • birthing
  • raising kids
  • milking
  • ways to use goat milk

My husband sat down and read the book proof as I was cross-referencing page numbers. He said, “I’ve learned about goats all over again! I had forgotten so many things.”

This book is a true and absolute work from my heart. I hope many people enjoy and learn from it for many years to come!

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start writing www.anniesgoathill.com

Annie may not have goats in the barn at this point, and she is only in the thinking stages of returning to soap making, but she is definitely glued to some major tasks – book writing!

Update on my books:

Annie’s All About Goats is in the hands of my trusted, talented and extremely appreciated editing team! Progress!

Annie’s lotion making book is approximately 80% complete. In this book I teach the simple process of basic lotion making for the crafty person that wishes to personally benefit from their own made-from-scratch lotion, with goat milk as an ingredient as well. If that were all that I wanted to include in this book, however, the manuscript would be finished. I am in the process of adding product information for people that desire to sell lotions and creams as a business. I have also included my Annie’s Goat Hill formula in the book, which is a creamy viscous lotion that easily squeezes out of thicker pump tubes. A former customer said, “This is goat milk cream!”

Annie also has a youth fiction book which is in the advanced stages of completion. The antics of those two kids! Need I say more?

At this point, I’ll not go into detail about my other book projects – most of which are handwritten on notebook paper and in journals.

Let me know if you have any questions…and look for my books to come!

Annie’s Goat Hill Handcrafted Soaps…Where You Smell and Feel the Goodness!

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hammering the books out (via dreamstme.com)

My book, temporarily called All About Goats from Annie, is firmly on the road of progress.

Never did I think I would see 71 pages of goat health related reference material in one chapter, but it happened. Whew! I have been refining the content, completing the research, which has amounted to more time devoted to one chapter than the entire 36,000 words I have so far written in the book.

At this point, I have set a goal to publish by October 31, 2014, with that being the latest date, hoping for a sooner release. For those of you waiting for the book, it is not going to take much longer!

Other writing projects on my white board:

Advanced Soapmaking: Removing the Mystery, co-authored with Alyssa Middleton, is soon to be released. We hope to have the book proof in our hands within 7-10 days.

Annie’s Adventures On the Farm (temporarily named), a youth fiction novelette, is nearly 80% complete. It will set sail after All About Goats from Annie is published.

Hammering the words out, onwards!

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sarah www..anniesgoathill.com

I am making huge progress with the goat book that I am writing. I am nearing the stage of clean-up before sending to an editing team. This book covers many aspects of goat ownership, including, but not limited to, things to consider when purchasing goats, health and wellness care, milking, many of my own personal experiences and stories.

What topics would you like to see included in a goat book? Think about the articles and books that you have read, what have you not seen that you would like, or need, to learn about?

Please leave your comments here, or email me at anniesgoathill@gmail.com.

Thank you!

Mary

 

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A week ago I started something I consider monumental in my life.

My husband and I were away from home. Out of the blue the urge to start a new book came to me.

We were in a remote location when the writing notion hit. We were nowhere near a store, and basically stranded for a  few hours. We started gathering paper from anywhere and everywhere – a 2″x4″ tablet, the back side of junk mail, envelopes, and even cardboard boxes. The words flowed…they gushed out as if they had been dammed behind a concrete wall for years.

I suddenly realized the book that my husband suggested that I write four years ago had just been started.

Today, I transferred my hand-written notes to a Word document and officially started the Annie’s All About Goats (to be re-named) book file. I now have a preface and two chapters, and more hand-written notes to begin another chapter.

The purpose of the book will serve as a basic guide. As the writing progresses I’ll update you here, and will likely be asking for your favorite goat supply locations, and other information you may want to see in the book, including goat care tips. I may even hi-lite a few goat farms for those of you that want exposure.

I am excited! I hope you are too.

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