My herd is small, clean, and closed. I raise these beautiful goats for milk

My herd is small, clean, and closed. I raise these beautiful goats for milk
These goats really work. I use the milk for cheese and soap, and other things. I milk by hand and expect lots of good tasting milk and nice manners on the stanchion.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Luci had Triplets

A lovely little girl I'm retaining most likely

         And two handsome bucklings
                    Milk genetics!!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Another Girl!

Bella who is wild as a hare just gave a darling little girl. This doeling is flashy as heck and reserved for Betty B. 
Bella surprised me by having a cute little ff udder and very nice tears for hand milking.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Feta in Process!

                   I'm making feta!!
                      Cutting curd

    Letting the curd sit and release whey

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Goat Milk

Did you know that goat milk is an alkaline- forming food? Helps keep the ph level of your body at the proper level. 
I'm thinking this is extra good news for all of the people who still love milk in their morning coffee like I do, except they add a pinch of baking soda to theirs to make it less acidic😄🐐 
Drink raw goat milk line I do and you won't need to add baking soda to your morning cappuccino or latte!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Milk Queens

Miss Kay and Phoebe are both giving over a gallon of milk a day in their 2nd month of lactation. 

Miss Kay, below had triplet daughters in February- two are retained and one is sale pending. She's giving over a gallon.

Phoebe is giving well over a gallon at #8+ to #10 pounds a day. She had twin boys again.
Both of these girls are 1st generation Miniature Nubians. They were two of triplet girls and their sister at Breeze Creek is also giving a gallon and more a day.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Goat Milk Facts

Interesting Goat milk facts:
Goat Milk and Health:
A Dr. Jensen discovered a common denominator in his 70-year study of people over the age of 100 in 90 countries.
It was goat milk.
  • Margaret Patton of London died at 137 years old.
  • Jonathan Hartop walked nine miles a day at the age of 136 and lived to be 138.
  • Thomas Parr lived 152 years.
  • Peter Czartin from Austria lived to be 184.
All of these people lived on goat milk.
Goat milk neutralizes acids and toxins.
Goat milk is easily digested, making it the perfect food for children, elderly people, those with digestive difficulties, those recuperating from a disease or health conditions, and pets that have been weaned from their mother.
Goat milk is high in healing enzymes and has a superior form of calcium than cow milk.
The DIFFERENCE between Goats Milk and Cows milk:
Goat milk breaks down in the stomach in 20 minutes; it takes an hour/+ for the stomach to break down cow milk.
Goat milk may be drunk by people who are allergic to cow milk, but it contains lactose, so it may not be for people who are lactose-intolerant.
The major difference between cow milk and goat milk is that goat milk has smaller fat globules than cow milk, which makes it naturally homogenized and more easily digestible than cow milk.
Goat milk also has a higher butterfat content than cow milk.
Goat milk is a highly nourishing natural food for people who are allergic to cow milk.
Cow milk is mucus forming for many people. Goat milk is not only non-mucus forming, but actually helps to neutralize mucus.
*From MDGA

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

First Chèvre of the Year!

I had just 2 quarts of extra milk to play with but I made the first chèvre of the year anyway. A sublime peppered chèvre!