About the Author

Kate Johnson

Kate Johnson raises dairy goats at www.briargatefarm, runs a cheesemaking school at www.theartofcheese.com and is an active volunteer with the Boulder County 4-H program. She’s also a member of the Colorado Dairy Goat Association and author of the book, Tiny Goat Big Cheese.
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Articles by Kate Johnson

Farm Security Camera
August 5, 2022 · · Ownership

There are many useful reasons to have a farm security camera – from watching for labor signs to being able to check for predators.

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Showing Dairy Goats: What Judges are Looking for and Why
August 2, 2022 · · Ownership

Whether you acquired dairy goats with plans to show them or not, the characteristics that make for a good show goat often make for a good production goat, too. U

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Recipes to Use Up Milk
July 29, 2022 · · Home Dairy

Looking for some new recipes to use up milk? Here is a list of some of the things you can do with milk, along with a few recipes with lots of milk.

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Common Goat Hoof Problems
July 17, 2022 · · Health

Goat hoof problems can cause lameness and lead to economic losses due to reduced food intake/weight gain, reduced milk production, and/or lower reproduction rates.

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Difference Between Sour Milk and Spoiled Milk
June 6, 2022 · · Home Dairy

What’s the difference between sour milk and spoiled milk? When the souring is done on purpose, it’s delicious. When it happens accidentally – not so much.

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Listeria Prevention for The Home Cheesemaker
June 3, 2022 · · Home Dairy

Thinking about listeria prevention might invoke paranoia and fear in many cheesemakers. By following these guidelines, as well as using good common sense, it is possible to avoid many of the possible problems.

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Is Your Mother Goat Rejecting Her Kid?
May 31, 2022 · · Ownership

Good parenting is important in raising happy, healthy and well-functioning kids. But what if the mother goat is rejecting her kid?

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Spring Goat Cheese with Flowers!
May 24, 2022 · · Home Dairy

Many flowers are edible and can be used fresh or dried in various ways with your homemade goat cheese. And that includes chèvre, fromage blanc, ricotta, paneer, and cottage cheese, to name a few.

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Festive Cheese Boards
May 20, 2022 · · Home Dairy

Festive cheese boards make gatherings even more enjoyable. And it’s a sure way to impress your friends and family!

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Training on the Goat Milking Stand
May 4, 2022 · · Ownership

Goats don’t come out of the chute knowing how to get up onto a goat milking stand, let alone how to stand still on one while you’re milking those sensitive goat teats!

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