If you have been looking for a complete illustrated guide on goat ownership, you found it. "The Whole Goat Handbook" by Janet Hurst is filled with advice, crafts and recipes. Goats aren't a herd animal so you can have just one. They are a great pet to have and the benefits are terrific. You can get fiber (for yarn), milk, cheese, soap and more from a goat.
Janet includes information on dyeing and spinning. Cashmere and Angora goats make for a wonderful fiber yarn. An adult Angora goat can produce 10 to 15 pounds of mohair. It is durable and has a silky finish. There are projects for freeform weaving using T-pins and a styrofoam base, stick and circle frame weaving. She also includes felting projects.
Learn to make soaps and lotions. The recipes included are for all sorts of cheeses from fresh goat cheese and Lebneh from the Middle East with a consistency of cream cheese. You can use her recipes for goats meat. There is a curried ribs recipe, stuffed peppers and even a goat stew with chili sauce.
Even if owning goats is not on your agenda, this book will open your eyes to these animals. You might find yourself gravitating to goat yarns for knitting or cheeses for eating. Maybe even experimenting with felted soaps.