Simple, Easy Goat cheese, once you get the milk!

I think our two little goats are going to be a wonderful addition to our ever-growing farm family.  I admit we did have a bumpy start but once we got everything worked out the rest is just falling right into place. Are these not the cutest most sweetest goats you ever saw? These little girls are so different from each other.  My little Nigerian Dwarf Dutchess, is very timid and shy.  She likes to watch from a safe distance, is very chatty and gives me a run for my money.  She does not like to be milked, at all so I haven’t been able to milk her completely, I get just enough to make her comfortable and that’s it.  Every single time I get my container filled with milk from her she gives it a kick and we spill the whole thing.  I swear she knows and she waits and…

The day the goats came to stay Part 2

I was on a mission.  Nothing was going to stop me from milking these goats.  I put on my jacket and headed into town to our local farm supply store.  I was hoping they would have milking stands that I could possibly rent or maybe I could sweet talk them into letting me borrow one?  The hubs promised me that by the end of tomorrow he would make me a milking stand so I didn’t want to actually buy one.  Strike one – no milking stand to borrow, rent or buy.  So I did the next best thing and stopped at a gas station to pick up my secret weapon.  Something no goat can resist.  Something that turns them to putty in your hands. Animal Crackers!!  I was thinking I would bribe them into letting me milk them.  Then on the way home I had a brilliant idea.  Why didn’t I…

The day the goats came to stay

For those of you that don’t know last year my hubs and I bought a new house.  It came with over 5 acres of land.  For some reason, which I still haven’t quite figured out, we felt the need to fill it with farm animals.  I wanted bees.  We ended up with 9 chickens, then came Frank our rooster.  We toyed with the idea of getting Alpacas, imagining an Alpaca farm, hosting petting parties and shearing their wool to spin into gold. This time we ended up with goats.  Two beautiful little does that are in milk so I can begin the joy of milking and turning all that farm fresh milk into cheese and soap.  Can you hear the violins playing?  Well you should because I am living in a dream world.  I pictured these little goats would arrive on our make-shift farm and everything would be peaches and…