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Homestead Ponderings, and Winter Prep Updates

Posted by Shannon L. Buck on October 30, 2008


So, Phil says he grew up on goats milk and he doesn’t like it so much. I’m guessing that it is a stronger taste than cows milk? I know I like cows milk, having had it as a child. He says goats milk makes great cheese, if you like stronger flavored cheeses. I like mild Cheddar, as well as American, mozzarella and provolone. So, can goats milk give me any of these? Or, should I scrap the goat idea and go with a cow instead? Hmmmm….

It was pretty cold this morning. I could feel it last night, and came out and covered Isaiah with lots of blankets. Zowie and I have lots of blankets on our beds, but he sleeps on the couch. He was grateful, and I told him not to get up in the morning until I had run the furnace, which I wasn’t doing last night.

I think Zowie has finished banking the trailer. I will go out and make sure it has been done properly.

We are set for Halloween, but Isaiah’s mother will be bringing his costume tomorrow and doing his make-up. Both he and Zowie are Trick-or-Treating for Unicef.

I have to find some time to get at making the curtains for the kitchen and the living room. I wish I had more blankets to put in the windows until they are finished.

I will be putting the plastic on the windows soon, so that will be helpful.

I am not always running the furnace. Not yet anyway. Usually it is plenty warm enough in here as long as we are dressed warmly. And at night, we pile the blankets on. Running the furnace to warm the place in the morning, and during evening shower time. This generally seems to be enough. And the dryer is vented under the trailer, which is slightly helpful.

Hope you are all doing well.

Shannon

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2 Responses to “Homestead Ponderings, and Winter Prep Updates”

  1. Terri said

    Goat’s milk is stronger than cow’s milk. The cream does rise as it does in cow’s milk, but not to the same extent. You do better to get a centrifuge to get the cream out of goat’s milk. It makes wonderful cheddar cheese, nice mozzarella, but because it is stronger you would make a cheese with a stronger flavor with it. Goat meat is similar to venison.
    The best thing about goat is that the milk is hyper allergenic.

  2. Thank you for the tips. I will look into all of this. I do like venison, so I would likely enjoy the meat.

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