Tag Archives: goats

My Farmy Christmas List



My sister Dana and her husband Paul recently gave me “Storey’s Illustrated Guide to Sheep, Goats, Cattle, and Pigs.” According to the marketing starburst thingy on its cover, this book is a guide to 163 breeds, COMMON AND RARE! I am very excited! Three hundred plus pages!! Remember when you were a kid and the […]

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Kinnikinnick Farm Slideshow



I finally had the opportunity to stop at Kinnikinnick Farm on a glorious summer day!  The last time I visited, the snow was blowing sideways in a 30 m.p.h. wind, so driving up the road to the farm under a brilliant blue sky and puffy white clouds was a treat.  In case this is your first […]

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Goat Song, by Brad Kessler



I finished reading this book today, and have 6 things to say as a result: 1.  Go buy or borrow Goat Song, even if you don’t desire goat herding as  a career.  It’s well written: literature, history, cooking, poetry, humor, and pastoral living all rolled into one.  2.  A goat book made me tear up on three occasions.  Things that […]

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Raw Goat Milk, Please?



This morning, I’ve been surfing the internet to find raw goat milk for sale.  I want to try making my own chevre and mozzarella cheeses.  It turns out it is legal to sell raw goat milk from a farm in Illinois, but not legal to advertise it.  Hunh?  Time to gas up the Guzzler and start driving around to goat farms, […]

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Get Your Goat



Is the name of the class I attended yesterday at the Angelic Organics Learning Center in Caledonia, Illinois.  There is so much going on out there!  I encourage you to click on the Angelic Organics link to the right and explore this wonderful farm.  You may become a shareholder in the spring and have fresh […]

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