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The Medicine Cabinet

The Medicine Cabinet

At your fingertips for quick treatment From my years of experience, these are the items that I recommend to have on hand. Isn’t it always true that if something is going to go wrong, it will happen on the weekend? I’ve had the the Pet Wellness Clinic out here on more than one emergency trip …

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Our Breeding Direction

Our Breeding Direction

BREEDING DIRECTION decisions and goals If you’ve read my page on Getting Started you already know that the first goats I brought home were grade – one being a Nubian doeling, and the other a mature Alpine doe (my Larissa pictured on our home page).  While their presence in my life was as valued as …

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Our Husbandry Practices

Our Husbandry Practices

THE BIG PICTURE Our Husbandry Practices This is an overview of how I take care of my goats.  While there are a lot of similarities in how people care for them, there are differences from farm to farm as well.  What works for one person may not work for another, so you need to be …

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Greek Feta

Greek Feta

Feta is a beautiful example of the logical nature of the seasons and cheese making.  Try making feta in the heat of the summer – during that couple days of curing before it’s dunked in the brine, just watch those fuzzy molds multiply before your eyes! Ugh!  Those are not the kind of molds you …

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Chevre

Chevre

1 gallon (give or take a bit) goat milk ¼ teaspoon mesophilic culture or about ½ cup buttermilk with live cultures 2 tblspn of:  3 drops liquid rennet in 1/3 cup cool water In a large non-aluminum pot, warm the milk to 80 deg.  Stir in the culture, using a whisk or slotted spoon/ladle.  (Stir …

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Cheesemaking Classes

Cheesemaking Classes

All classes are hands-on, so come prepared to work as you learn!  Class sizes are limited to 5 and are held at our dairy goat farm just outside Grinnell, IA. I teach classes in a couple different formats. I have held longer sessions (3 to 4 hours) where we delve into a few varieties of …

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Oznayim Mitch (polled)

Oznayim Mitch (polled)

Oznayim Mitch, polled, 2 yrs old Born March 20, 2015 N1742017 G6S Normal Alpha s1 casein B/N variants DNA typed 03-03 82 (+++) 01-04 83 (+++) CAE negative 2016 SSS:  The Mike-Mar Pippen SS: Maple View Fawn’s Adonis (polled) SSD:  Bar-Crest Fawn S:  Oznayim Adonis’ Dave (polled) SDS:  *B Wynneshire Starbuck’s Breve SD:  Oznayim WSB Julia …

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Oznayim Herb Basil (polled)

Oznayim Herb Basil (polled)

Oznayim Herb Basil, polled, 4 yrs Born May 9, 2015 N1750617 G6S Normal Alpha s1 casein A/B variants 03-01 84 (++V) 01-02 76 (A+F) CAE negative 2016 SSS:  Albuquerque Estrallita’s Mac SS: Butterfield Acres Sandi’s Mac SSD:  Heather Downs Sandi Glen S:  Butterfield Acres Stacy’s Gold SDS:  Barnaby’s Count Cy SD:  Butterfield Acres Sandi Stacy SDD: …

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Jasper Farm OM Bo Diddley

Jasper Farm OM Bo Diddley

Jasper Farm OM Bo Diddley as a yearling Born March 17, 2016 N1790901 G6S normal by parentage SSS: Maple View Fawn’s Adonis SS: Oznayim Adonis’ Dave SSD: Oznayim WSB Julia S: Oznayim Mitch SDS: *B Wynneshire Starbuck’s Breve SD: Oznayim O.Man Penny SDD: Oznayim WSB Julia DSS: CH *B Wynneshire Baron’s Starbuck DS:  *B Wynneshire …

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