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Offline Sunshinegoat

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Hello from NH!
« on: March 25, 2013, 07:53:11 AM »
Hello everyone!
 I recently joined this forum and would like to introduce myself :)
 I live in rural NH and have owned and raised dairy goats for about four years now. We bought our first doe in milk who gave us two gallons a day. This is how we started making cheese. We make the basic farmer's cheese, chevre and mozzarella. I have made cream cheese in the past but I have found that chevre tastes better, is easier to make and is more versatile.
 I joined this forum hoping to expand my skills and possibly be able to help people looking for the same. I have two does in milk and could possible have four going if I can hone my skills a little more to make different cheeses.
 My dream is to supply ALL of our dairy products from our goats. (cheese, milk, butter, ice cream etc)
 I look forward to being a part of this forum :)


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Re: Hello from NH!
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2013, 08:04:05 AM »
Welcome to the forum, Sunshine!

Good to have you here and we look forward to seeing the results of your efforts. There's lots of help here so don't be afraid to ask questions.

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Re: Hello from NH!
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2013, 08:08:36 AM »
Thank you!
 I am skimming some of the threads about subjects I have questions on and my head is spinning,lol! I can't wait to try new recipes..I am due to buy more cultures so maybe I will research and get to try some new things this time around :)

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Re: Hello from NH!
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2013, 11:30:43 AM »
HELLOOWWWW Sunshine ;D
Just have fun and show us yer pix's ;)
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Re: Hello from NH!
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2013, 10:39:35 AM »
Welcome Sunshine , I used to raise goats many years ago too.

Two gallons a day is a VERY good goat , I had one that did two gallons a day as well , a small nubian.

Cheers , Jim.
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Re: Hello from NH!
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2013, 07:55:11 AM »
Cheers , Jim.
Your sig line gave me a chuckle. Get that chicken! :)

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Re: Hello from NH!
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2013, 06:44:03 PM »
Welcome Sunshine , I used to raise goats many years ago too.

Two gallons a day is a VERY good goat , I had one that did two gallons a day as well , a small nubian.

Cheers , Jim.


Thanks for the welcome :) She IS a very good goat..a Saanen who I love :) I am currently milking two goats (alpines) once a day while they feed there kids. I am getting a little over a gallon a day from them... Once I wean thier kids completely I should be swimming in milk ;)  Any suggestions on more beginner cheeses will be greatly appreciated..
 I currently make chevre and mozzarella regularly..I am about to order more cultures but I am unsure of what to try next!