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Yogurt: Medicinal Food on the Homestead
November 29, 2021 · · Home Dairy

Early in life, I had become familiar with yogurt dishes on our homestead on the western prairies of Canada. However, during that era of my life it was not my favorite food. That was to come later, when I gained wisdom.

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Making Goat Milk Caramels
November 29, 2021 · · Home Dairy

This fast-approaching holiday season has everyone scrambling to find some tasty, quality candy recipes. Have you tried making goats milk caramel?

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Caring for Angora Goat Fiber During Winter
November 10, 2021 · · Ownership

Add to Favorites Do fiber goats need special care during the winter months? Caring for Angora goats and other fiber breeds requires a little more attention during the cold and …

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Raising Mohair Goat Breeds for Fiber
November 10, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

Over the course of our fiber goat experience, people insist we are raising sheep and not goats. When Pygoras are in full fleece, they look like wooly sheep. The fiber is soft and blends beautifully with other wool.

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Goat Playgrounds: A Place to Play!
November 9, 2021 · · Ownership

Goats are many things: lively, intelligent, playful, curious, useful.  It’s the playfulness that can be the undoing of the novice goat-owner. For this reason, goat playgrounds are highly recommended.

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Kat’s Caprine Corner: Freezing Goats and Winter Coats

It’s freezing! Goats get cold, too. But when do they need extra winter protection from predators and the elements?

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10 Ways to Identify Goat Pregnancy
November 4, 2021 · · Health

If you absolutely must know whether or not your bred goats are pregnant, you can always opt to spend money on blood tests, X-rays, or ultrasounds. But all pregnant goats show some visible signs.

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Types of Coagulants for Cheesemaking
October 31, 2021 · · Home Dairy

Coagulating substances obtained from plants were probably the earliest alternative “rennets” and are what you would call true vegetable rennets. There’s a surprisingly long list of plant-based coagulants available.

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How to Make Cheese Curds for Hard Cheese
October 31, 2021 · · Home Dairy

Many dairy goat owners quickly learn how to make cheese curds and turn goat milk into soft cheese, but hard cheeses can be intimidating. Recipes may look daunting because they are longer and more involved, and your equipment needs will increase.

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What Do Milk Expiration Dates Really Mean?
October 31, 2021 · · Home Dairy

Is the milk expiration date really a cut-off where you can no longer safely drink the milk? Is it guaranteed to stay good until that date?

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