You Liberals think that goats are just sheep from broken homes. – Malcom Bradbury

I just threw that title in cause it's a crazy presidential election season, but I should have titled this post: We're giving up the goats.Yep, you read correctly.  Our family's 3 plus year adventure with dairy goats is coming to an end.If only had once sentence to explain why I'm doing this it would be… Continue reading You Liberals think that goats are just sheep from broken homes. – Malcom Bradbury

Butter, Whole30 Bread, Bucks and Cute Babies

I made butter today!For about 1/3 cup of cream from my goat's milk, and 5 minutes of effort, I got about 2 tablespoons of butter.  It was a fun experiment.Goat milk is naturally homogenized, so the cream doesn't separate as easily from the milk as with cow milk.  I could use a cream separator, and… Continue reading Butter, Whole30 Bread, Bucks and Cute Babies

Diary of a Milk Maid: Week 3

* Warning:  This post will be full of goat speak.  For anyone who may be interested in learning the lingo I'm learning, I've linked the terminology to sites explaining their meanings*Today completes three weeks of milking my first freshener Darla.  The three weeks was completed in Darla's cantankerous style.   In fact I would say… Continue reading Diary of a Milk Maid: Week 3

Journal of a Milk Maid: Day 1

Warning:  This post was written last night under the influence of head cold medicine. I think I can add Milk Maid to my list of titles. Today was my first day milking Darla.  This is her first freshening.  First time on the milk stand.  First time for everything. I've been a little reluctant to start… Continue reading Journal of a Milk Maid: Day 1