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

Meanwhile, back at the farm: Journal of a Milk Maid Day 3 {and thoughts on Nahum}

(Daylight and Daisy) (Daisy, the more timid of the two doelings, warming up to me and my hat)(Daisy and Darla (the momma goat) (Daisy) I thought it was neat that both my doelings have these pretty markings on their backs.   They both have a black strip down their spine and star of white on the black stripe.… Continue reading Meanwhile, back at the farm: Journal of a Milk Maid Day 3 {and thoughts on Nahum}

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