Milking a goat seemed very mysterious and difficult the first time I set out to try. And what was I supposed to do with the milk after!?! Plus it seemed like there were so many different ways to do things. Milking machine or hand milking? Raw or pasteurized? What did I need to have on […]
‘Tis the season for cheesecakes, cream-filled pastries, cream cheese iced cinnamon rolls, and cheese based sauces. But when you want to buy quality ingredients, the cost for all that cream cheese adds up fast! Let me share with you how to make amazing homemade cream cheese for much less that store bought. Plus, you can […]
For several years I made yoghurt using a thermos and commercial yoghurt packets. Then I started using powdered milk instead, which was cheaper and just as easy. And then we got Bella our house cow, so I started using real milk, not as easy, but more nutritious and just as tasty. Bella won’t give us […]
Are you interested in keeping goats, but also interested in raising them more naturally? Here’s some practical advice for nourishing goat husbandry, including a review of Deborah Neimann’s book Raising Goats Naturally.
In three simple steps have cultured, or sour, cream. Yep, it’s really that easy.
Have you wanted to get a backyard dairy animal but don’t know which one to choose? Here are some of the pros and cons of both cows and goats taken from interviews with actual homesteaders raising dairy animals.