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Ricotta, the Easiest Cheese

One day when I have loads of leisure and energy, I plan  to get really serious about cheesemaking.   However, if you have a dairy animal or any other source of good milk, there are times when you have milk on hand but no spare time to do anything fancy with it. 695 more words


Buckling love...

Meriadoc (aka ‘Merry’) kidded one single large buckling yesterday afternoon. Please meet ‘Ragnar’. He’s a mighty Viking lover-boy!!!

…and our 2016 kidding is complete!! Two does freshened! YAY! Let the cheesemaking begin!



Katie’s horses meet Katie’s goat kids!



I don’t understand why I simply can’t get any ‘work’ done!!!?


A Goat for Soap

I make a lot of soap. The old-fashioned type-from scratch. Soap making started out as a challenge after a  friend showed me her  home-made samples of vegan soap . 548 more words

Natural Body/Bath Home-made

On "Deep Litter" and mucking out

Last fall I read about a method of animal bedding called “Deep Litter”. The basic principle is simple: you don’t muck out the barn for months. 644 more words


Our Animals: an overview

Having grown up in the city without even a pet, 2015 was quite an adventure and adjustment for me. We bought our dog, Molly, in 2014, soon after moving to the country but 2015 was when we started with farm animals. 931 more words