Strong Heart Ranch

Hogs, Honey, & Horses..and a couple Longears


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Dairy Goat Show Documentary!

The dairy goat is a fantastic creature! They never cease to amaze me with their adaptability, intelligence, and personality. They deserve some attention. Turkey Feather Farm wants to help promote this project. Please take a minute to watch the video.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/792010307/the-goat-show-documentary/widget/video.html


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Gathering of Goat People

Not to be confused with people who look like goats, but “goat people”. People who live and breathe dairy goats. This week we converged on Grand Rapids, Michigan for the 2011 American Dairy Goat Association Convention. It’s a long jaunt for this Oregonian but well worth it.

I get the privilege of being the coordinator of the cheese judging competition. I spend a good portion of my time preparing cheese for judging. During the judging I get the opportunity to taste all of the cheeses. This year’s Best in Show was Sunset Bay from River’s Edge Chevre¬†http://threeringfarm.com/and Reserve Best in Show Jalapeno & Garlic Marinated Chevre from Fiore di Capra http://www.goatmilkandcheese.com/.

Jalapeno & Garlic Marinated Chevre

Sunset Bay-River's Edge Chevre

Body Product Baskets

I also was able to attend a fun class on making your own body products. Mostly face masks, body scrubs, and foot soaks. Made with products most of us have in our kitchen along with goat milk and yogurt.

The best part of the ADGA Convention is all the lifetime friendships you make!