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We originally started keeping dairy goats as a source of high-quality dairy products for our own home use.  We believe that goat milk is easier for humans to digest than the milk of other species, and home-grown products are less likely to contain pesticides and antibiotic residue than store-bought. In fact, our daughter-in-law is using goat milk and cheese exclusively to prevent her chemical sensitivity reactions.  This year's project is perfecting our cheesemaking technique-- we're trying various aged and mold-ripined varieties.

We raise our own goat meat with the help of our Boer buck, Doogie, whom we'll be using on several of our does this year.

Goat milk is also used to make fine quality soaps.  Cat Dreams Soap uses our goat milk exclusively to make their excellent products.  If you are interested in trying goat milk soap, you may visit Judy Scher's home page to learn about Cat Dreams Soaps.  Judy is happy to share some of her recipes and tricks for making goat milk soap.  She also keeps honeybees, and uses our goat manure in her organic urban vegetable garden!

 To experience your own home-grown dairy products, ask us about adult milking does as well as our young breeding stock.

Typical Production Results

Please contact us for a copy of the latest production results.

We were on official DHIR test for a number of years: the does with milk records below have daughters and granddaughters in our herd.

(Milk, Butterfat, and Protein are shown in pounds)

Doe Age Days/milk Milk Butterfat Protein
Beebleberry 2-10 280 1639 43 50
  3-10 305 1444 46 42
  5-00 305 1367 41 42
  6-10 281 1433 45 41
  7-10 305 1904 56 51
    365 1937 57 52
Nettle 4-00 254 2270 68 60
  4-11 305 2288 80 62
  6-03 209 1276 36 40
  7-00 305 2509 91 69
  9-01 287 1272 48 34
Phantasia 3-00 305 2178 85 63
  4-11 305 2237 88 66
  6-00 305 1993 75 59
Puduhepa 1-11 252 1294 45 42
  3-11 365 1692 57 55
Falafel 1-09 305 1377 50 48
  2-11 267 1776 67 55
  4-02 268 1818 69 56
Babynettle 1-00 208 1635 56 48
  1-10 331 2417 82 69

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