Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Goats text

I had some trouble with the first post of this image. This is an image that you can enlarge and read.
Goat Cheese

After milking the goats we washed up with Goat Milk Soap and went to the cheese making room. There is a batch of cheese hanging in the far sink. They hang it to separate the curds from the whey. The whey is in the buckets under the sink. It will be fed back to the goats.

After trying some of the cheese we went to the shop and got some ricotta, chevre and a new mug for tea. It was wrapped in the pretty purple tissue paper.

The goats on their way into the barn. The owner thought it might have been too hot for them in the fields. It was an unusually warm day for Pescadero.
Harley Farms

We went on a tour at Harley Dairy Goat Farm today. While we were waiting for the tour to start I found this sign that spoke about the The Goats. If you enlarge it you will be able to read it.

This is the first baby goat we came across. She was very sweet and wanted to suckle on Sid's knuckle.

We got to go out into the fields and hang with the goats. They come right over to you wanting to be pet just like a dog.

These are American Alpine goats. They come in many different colorings. Some have long hair all over, others, like this gal, has a patch of long hair along her spine and hind quarters.

Sid wishing he had a tractor.

They have 3 Llamas to protect the goats. They will spit in a Mountain Lion's eyes and kick it until it leaves.

Another pretty goat. Number 26 to be exact. Most of the goats don't have names.

The farm has about 220 milking does. They love to climb. Here is a pair on top of the chicken tractor.

Everyone got a shot at milking a goat. It was really easy. Sid was a pro his first try.