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Making Chèvre

It definitely feels like spring here, with kid goats frolicking in the field and teenage chickens clucking about underfoot in the yard. Local frogs have even moved into the pond. In fact, they’re croaking quite boisterously out there right now. Since I’ve been getting better at milking, I’ve had some extra milk to play around with…

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10 Reasons to Drink Raw Goat Milk

We’ve finally gotten used to milking around here. Penelope is giving me a quart every morning now, and it is absolutely delicious. I used to drink goat milk as a kid (no pun intended), but I didn’t remember how it tasted beyond the fact that I liked it. I’ve never liked the store bought homogenized,…

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Getting Started with Baby Chicks

Here I drowsily sit in my living room on a Sunday evening, listening to a drone of crickets and bullfrogs pulsing steadily through the window, punctuated now and then with soft chirps of contented chicks in their brooder. Getting started with baby chicks is quite simple, but you need to make sure that you’re ready…

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