A few days ago my youngest granddaughter and I visited friends who keep goats. What fun!
Bonny has several milking goats, one wether, and two kids. Above, two of the goats are watching a deer that’s in among the trees. She’d just bounded by but I missed the shot! Here are the two kids. They’re about three weeks old.
Then Bonny took her tamest goat out of the pasture and brought her over to where the children were playing. Considering my granddaughter was quite freaked out by the baby goats (and all the animals) at the fall fair last year, she was quite happy to meet this goat. She and Bonny’s son fed dandelions to her.
Bonny is an amazing woman who makes hard and soft cheeses for her family’s use from the roughly two gallons a day of milk she gets. I tasted some of the gouda, jack, and chevre she’s made. So tasty! She currently has a wheel of havarti in her cheese press.
I’ve made soft cheese before but never hard, so I asked Bonny if she’d like to do a blog post sometime on cheese-making. Are you interested in reading about that?