I got my book two days ago! I've been enjoying reading it in my spare time (which is limited right now due to it being gardening season!), but it's already helped me understand my neightbor's goats better. I look foreward to writing a review once I finished reading it, and also lending it to my neighbors who are keeping goats!
Busy spring time means limited time for reading, but I'm on page 45 of my ebook now and I can already warmly recommend this book!
I found the nutrition part particularly interesting. I've studied nutrition quite a bit, but I didn't know e.g. about the different needs for copper of different goat breeds or how the lack of potassium may manifest itself in goats.
It just so happens many Finnish soils are deficient on copper too, just like the Australian soils Kate mentions.
The book is well written, a joy to read, a great gift for any goat owner.
"But if it's true that the only person over whom I have control of actions is myself, then it does matter what I do. It may not matter a jot to the world at large, but it matters to me." - John Seymour
I also added you, Kate, as an editor for the review page's wiki, so you can change/add any more websites or threads that I didn't find.
And, I went to try to review it on amazon, but I didn't see it there! Is there anywhere your book is listed for sale so I can add my review there, too? It'd also be great to add that to the review page, so people can send you money for you lovely book!
And, of course, you're more than welcome to sell the ebook here on permies! And, you're also welcome to do a giveaway, too, whenever life calms down some for you!
I don't have electricity or internet at home at the moment so greatly appreciate your effort in making the Wiki, Nicole, as I was struggling to find the time to set it up. Thank you!
The book is available for pre-order on Amazon, with the release date set for the 1st of May.
Later this week we're supposed to be getting our solar panels set up, so if that doesn't get delayed again I will hopefully be back online soon, and will put the eBook on the digital marketplace soon after that.
The paperback and hardcover editions are now available for pre-order from Amazon, Book Depository, Barnes and Noble, and probably other places too, and can be ordered into libraries and local bookshops!
Soon I will be going on a virtual book tour for 'Backyard Dairy Goats', and one of my stops will be here on Permies, in the first week of June. We'll be having a giveaway, and I'll be answering questions in the goat forum.
I will update this thread with more virtual book tour stops, including an upcoming article about raising goats in the suburbs.