When folks first start off with homesteading and self-sufficiency, they usually start off growing their own fruit and vegetables. Once they start growing, they soon realize that to be fully self-sufficient, they need to learn about preserving their produce. When they feel they have a handle on growing their own food, their attention usually turns to keeping chickens for eggs and meat. I think this is a fairly natural progression. But the thing is, most folks stop there, but I am here to encourage you to consider keeping some goats!
If you have the space, and you actually probably need a lot less space than you might think, I highly recommend getting some goats. Goats are hardy, low maintenance and if you have breeding goats, you can have a constant supply of milk, cheese, yoghurt and of course a protein rich, healthy meat. Check out the great goat keeping resources below.