I wrote this post a few years ago to use up all the fresh milk and eggs from my farmer girlfriends. Now with my own, I felt it was certainly worth repeating. You can use store bought milk and eggs … Continue reading Farmgirl’s Eggnog Revisited
A ex dairy farmer who then has to begin purchasing from other farmers has a small heart attack when billed. Never mind the cost of sweet feed, alfalfa, minerals, milking implements, and boyfriends, we don’t see all that, we just … Continue reading How to Make Easy Farmer Cheese (and supporting your local farmer)
Every homestead would benefit from a goat. These dog-sized animals come with mega personality and fun while giving delicious milk for the homestead dairy cupboard along with chocolate milk, cheese, yogurt, cream cheese, and ice cream! Goats don’t cost much more than a dog does and the investment is paid back in crazy antics (like jumping 360’s off of a pile of tires), snuggles, and food. Goats are great with kids and teach them about farming. There are many cities and counties that allow goats now. There are many types of goats to choose from ranging from Nigerian Dwarves to Saanens. … Continue reading The Little Dairy (a homesteader’s necessity!)
I love the tangy, delicious flavor of soft goat cheese, often called Chevre, which is French for “goat”. It is so easy to make and yields a lot more than one would get from the store. It is versatile enough that … Continue reading Easy Homemade Goat Cheese
I had milked a goat when I was nineteen working at an animal shelter that happened to have taken in a goat. Looking back it seemed very easy and I don’t remember any issues. So when we got Katrina I … Continue reading Milking 101 (and the benefits of raw milk)
Uh, I probably should have inquired about milking lessons prior to this. I have read many homesteading books which outline how to milk a goat. I milked a goat at the animal shelter I worked at. A large goat. Every … Continue reading Who Knows How To Milk A Goat?!
I wanted to be a vegetarian when I was six and first found out where meat came from, but it seemed that there was no such thing as vegetarianism in my family. I read a teen magazine at the age of … Continue reading Farm Fresh Food
Well, we found them. The cutest goats in the world. It’s been a long journey. We pulled into the driveway and could hear them. The incessant bleating of babies wanting to be picked up and given a bottle! What we … Continue reading Our Future Goat