We originally started keeping dairy goats as a source of high-quality dairy products for our own home use. We believe that goat milk is easier for humans to digest than the milk of other species, and home-grown products are less likely to contain pesticides and antibiotic residue than store-bought. In fact, our daughter-in-law is using goat milk and cheese exclusively to prevent her chemical sensitivity reactions. This year's project is perfecting our cheesemaking technique-- we're trying various aged and mold-ripined varieties.
We raise our own goat meat with the help of our Boer buck, Doogie, whom we'll be using on several of our does this year.
Goat milk is also used to make fine quality soaps. Cat Dreams Soap uses our goat milk exclusively to make their excellent products. If you are interested in trying goat milk soap, you may visit Judy Scher's home page to learn about Cat Dreams Soaps. Judy is happy to share some of her recipes and tricks for making goat milk soap. She also keeps honeybees, and uses our goat manure in her organic urban vegetable garden!
To experience your own home-grown dairy products, ask us about adult milking does as well as our young breeding stock.
Please contact us for a copy of the latest production results.
We were on official DHIR test for a number of years: the does with milk records below have daughters and granddaughters in our herd.
(Milk, Butterfat, and Protein are shown in pounds)