I’m having technical difficulties with my computer’s wireless connection, and am borrowing another family member’s to get this post up. So I thought I’d dig an old post out of the archives which may be of interest. My comments are closed on older posts to control spam, so please come back to this post for your comments.
Whenever I talk to dairy goat owners or read posts about goat milk I am amazed how few seem to know this very simple tip about how to keep goat milk from getting that “goaty” flavor. Most people I know who think goat milk is bad tasting have had bad experiences because this simple technique was not used.
Here is an old post called “The Joys of Goats on the Homestead” which was originally posted nearly two years ago back in February of 2011, before we lived on our new homestead. That was also before we had experience milking a cow. We’ve learned to enjoy raw goat and cow milk equally well, with their varying uses. There is nothing like drinking milk and kefir or eating cheese and butter from your own dairy animals who you know are free from GM feed and other undesirables.
What says, “Naaaa” and eats tin cans? I grew up believing goats eat anything. After 14 years with goats, we know that is false. They chew on things out of curiosity, but are actually very picky eaters. If hay touches the ground and gets stepped on, they won’t touch it. They do love to forage and clean up overgrowth in the woods or on fence rows…(read more).
I hope you enjoyed the post. And I hope my computer issues are soon resolved!