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

Recipes to Use Up Milk
August 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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Why Does Swiss Cheese Have Holes?
August 10, 2022 · · Home Dairy

Ever wonder, “Why does Swiss Cheese have holes?” Well, the answer can be found in the culture!

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Crossing Goat Breeds for Milk Production
August 10, 2022 · · Goat Breeds, Goat Notes

Some people raise a particular goat breed for milk, some for meat, and still others for fiber. But many goat owners find that there are benefits to crossing certain goat breeds, depending on what their particular goals are, such as milk production.

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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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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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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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