kitchen

Making Ricotta Cheese in a Slow Cooker
July 5, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Accidental Ricotta. Isn’t all cheese intentional? Perhaps making ricotta cheese at home started with an ancient accident. A homesteader’s kitchen arsenal includes knowledge of crafting dairy products. Knowing how to …

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A Blind Calf and Her Guide Goat

Rosie looked like a normal, healthy calf. But owner Rick Friday soon learned she was blind and needed a friend to show her the way. This is the story of …

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What Do Milk Expiration Dates Really Mean?
June 7, 2019 · · 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? How can we tell …

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Miracle the Bionic Goat
March 14, 2019 · · Kids' Corner, Ownership

Little Miracle was an incredibly lucky pygmy goat kid. A traumatic birth left her so disabled her owner and rescuer needed to decide whether or not to put her down. …

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Goat Meat Recipes: The Forgotten Food

Goat meat recipes may have slipped out of popularity in the United States, but goat is the most widely consumed red meat worldwide.

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Kat’s Corner: Goat Bloat and Summer Heat

Will feeding the peels from my canning projects cause goat bloat? And how can I keep my goat healthy during hot weather? Katherine answers reader questions about caprine health in each issue of Goat Journal.

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Before You Start a Goat Dairy Farm …
March 14, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Many goat owners, at some point, wonder about beginning a goat dairy farm, be it a hobby or to supplement income. It can be a daunting task to undergo, not to mention the laws of certain states make it nearly impossible to sell milk or dairy products. I interviewed established owners to discover what they did, what worked, and their limitations.

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Phukamyao: Modern Goat Farming in Thailand
March 14, 2019 · · Ownership

Caring hearts, and a shared passion for both modern goat farming and sustainability of the land, commonly join souls in the same region — or across continents. A wide-eyed Texan …

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Raising Goats Can Lead to Four-Legged Best Friends

Raising goats throughout your life can result in having hundreds of goats leaving hoof prints on your heart and memories that go deeper than the pages of a scrapbook.

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8 Uses for Whey Around the Homestead
March 14, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Don’t throw out valuable products! There are many uses for whey around the homestead. As with coffee grounds for plants or cornhusks for mulch, these valuable byproducts can enhance your …

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