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Sourdough Fry Bread

Add to Favorites by Hannah McClure Y’all, nothing beats homemade bread. Homemade anything cannot be beat. Bread is indeed the center of most meals, unless you have eliminated it from …

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Building the Best Fence for Goats

Goats require specific fencing. The best fence for goats should typically be between four and five feet high. Here are some tips in selecting the best fence for goats. 

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How to Can Milk

While frozen milk will taste more like fresh, it takes up a lot of space in the freezer. It costs money and energy to keep it frozen. Canning milk is one way to preserve your milk and save energy at the same time.

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Baby Nigerian Dwarf Goats for Sale!

Breeders offer thousands of registered baby Nigerian Dwarf goats for sale each year. However, the popularity has also resulted in many sellers capitalizing on the demand by flooding the market with poor-quality Nigerian Dwarf kids.

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Summertime Calls for Goat Milk Ice Cream

Ice cream using whole goat milk is fantastic. However, plan to eat it up, as it will freeze hard as a rock and will not be easy to dip. Using half cream and half whole milk will make an ice cream that will not freeze so hard and it will be easy to scoop, just like the store-bought stuff.

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How to Make Yogurt From Scratch + Recipes

Yogurt is healthy and delicious. Learning how to make yogurt from scratch is very easy, and requires very little equipment.

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Sweet Crepe Recipe

The way the aroma of crepes cooking fills a space, and the delightful fruity flavors with a touch of chocolate and whipped cream, make my mouth water every time. This easy sweet crepe recipe started with a birthday trip and now it’s a family favorite.

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Fraga Farmstead and Creamery

A half-hour west of Portland, Oregon, on 33.5 acres that have been farmed since the 1920s, Fraga Farmstead and Creamery was the first goat dairy to be certified through Oregon Tilth; a legacy that the creamery takes seriously.

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Keep It Clean! Milking Sanitation 101

Sanitation is one of the most critical parts of dairy ownership that is often overlooked or done incorrectly. Whether you’re bucket milking for personal consumption or using a machine for either herd shares or commercial use, the sanitation process must be spot-on.

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How to Choose a Culture

Probably the most often asked question from new cheesemakers is how to choose a culture. This can be a daunting task, but made much simpler when you have a basic understanding of how and why the cultures work.

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