It all started almost 4 years ago ... when I started making cheese with raw milk from a local cow dairy. The cheese turned out delicious and I wanted to produce my own milk to control the quality of what went into the cheese.
So why goats? Well ... after getting a lovely milk cow named Molly and milking her for a while, I found that tending cows is not my favorite thing to do. They need lots of room to graze ... and leave these big sloppy wet stinky piles all over the place. So anyway ... cows are not my favorite animal.
I knew I wanted to make cheese and started researching all the details of caring for dairy goats. After about 6 month of research, I bought my first 3 milking does and 2 bottle babies. They were wonderful! I never imagined how affectionate and intelligent they are! I was in love!
Their milk is delicious ... the cheese and yogurt made from their milk is wonderful. I milked 26 does this season and many people enjoyed the milk, cheese, yogurt and cheesecakes.
The best part of the day is spent out with the goats!