Tuesday, May 10, 2011

An efficient addition to your family!

    Adding a goat to your home, may not be as difficult as you think.  Some people live in a city with laws against it..you will need to check you laws.  But if you are able to add a goat I would highly recommend it. 
  Goats are cleaner than a dog, their manure is in little pebbles and not smelly.  They are fun to keep, and will amuse you! 
 They are cheaper to keep than a dog, their feed expenses being smaller and most importantly, they can give you milk!   Having a goat and using its milk is a big blessing to your family.  Goat milk is more nutritious than cow's milk.  It is more easily digested than cow's milk, and it is better for children to consume goat's milk than cow's milk. 

     Also if you begin to accumulate goat's milk you can do wonderful things like to make goat cheese.  We use goat's milk to make soaps :) and we also use it to make kefir.  But one of our favorite ways to use goat's milk is to make a soft cheese.  We then add fruit to this cheese and eat it with bread or homemade crackers.  It is delicious! 
    Another favorite way to use goat's milk cheese is for our homemade cheesecakes!  They are very wonderful, homemade cheese makes a lowfat cake.  It is rich but yet light with a wonderful flavor.  I usually substitute the goat cheese half and half for the cream cheese in a recipe. 

     Watching goats play or graze is a relaxing way to spend some time with your children as well.  And caring for goats is a great way for children to earn responsibility.  We love goats at Victorian Rose Soap Co. and think that they should be a part of everyones life.  Worldwide more people use goat's milk than cow's milk. 
  We hope that you will consider adding a goat to your lives.  They add so much goodness as well as a healthy way to consume dairy products for added nutrients and protein.  You can look on Craigs list for a goat in your area, or it's better to call/write a registered breeder in your area.  They often have a young goat for sale.  God bless you!


Rachel E. said...

Fabulous! I love the pictures. I have heard that goat milk is better for many reasons. I have tried goat products, but I find it must be an acquired taste because I can't stand the flavor. I think if I had used the products as a child and grew up eating them, then I could probably tolerate the flavor more. Any recommendations?

*Mirage* said...

Ohmygoodness those kids are so adorable! They're making me goatsick. Ya know, like homesick only for goats. ;) Had over 80 of them when I was a teen and I sure miss them. Got married to a military man and moved around for a few years and now live in the city. :( Someday...