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

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}