|Rolling hills - a lovely drive...
Another trip I had last week was to the goat farm to buy some raw goat milk for my yogurt, cheese, and other milk requiring creations.
|Baby goat. Isn't she cute?!
I have to admit that I wasn't fond of a goat milk for a long time: I fell yet another victim in a rumor mill about goat milk tasting a bit funny (?!) Did I try it first? No! I just decided I don't like it because many other don't.
When we moved here, I couldn't find any good source of raw cream top milk (in other words non-homogenized), or actually, any source for that matter: Arkansas doesn't allow to sell raw milk for some reason.
So after researching local resources, I found at the farmer's market the Goat Lady, Ginger, (she makes a wonderful goat milk soap), who was kind enough to add me to her goat milk clients list: if I can't have a cow's milk, I'll have to get by with a goat's milk.
It was a pure discovery: goat milk tastes great! I love it. A word of advise: before you say you don't like something try it yourself first, you maybe surprised!
|Those goats are free to gaze on grass. Grass fed goats produce sweet delicious milk!
I haven't seen Ginger in about three months because goats were in "producing very little milk" stage. With the spring at the doorstep, the goats surprised me with the milk coming my way.
|The view along the way to Hackett
Happy me went on a road trip to Hackett, AR. I love this drive - rolling hills, beautiful scenery, peaceful landscape. Round trip for a balance, harmony, and ... goat milk. I didn't miss the opportunity to buy a carton of fresh eggs, and a new Rose essential oil soap - it smells amazing!
|Ginger makes soaps in the pretty molds - perfect gift for myself or my friends...
Since I started my goat milk adventure, I made from it: yogurt, soft cream cheese, and now, ladies and gentlemen, Chèvre!
|I wanted my Chevre in a bite size form...
Remind me not to buy a Chèvre in the store again: homemade tastes heavenly good!
Chèvre is very easy to make: add a culture to a milk heated to 86F, let stand for 12 hours, drain and press! And it is much cheaper than a store bought log of Chèvre.
And I can add any flavor I want, such as dill.
Chèvre dill balls were perfect addition to our dinner tonight.
|Beauty in its pure form...
If you want to learn more about goats, goat milk and goat milk products, visit Ginger's web pages.
She has some impressive assortment: soaps, lotions, lip balms, sugar scrubs, laundry soaps. I am going to try her other products and will post about it. Stay tuned!
Milk has been used in a beauty products since ancient times, remember Cleopatra's beauty secret?!
Until next time,
Cowboy Country Vegetarian
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