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Hi!
This looks like it's going to be a GREAT site! I was a member of GW, but mostly lurked about, reading all the wonderful info and questions everyone else had. I have two Alpine goats, Dixie and her daughter, Daisy. I've had goats before (my first one was a stray that wandered onto our property), but this year is the first time we bred our goat for MILK! I never thought I could get so excited about milking a goat, but I'm having such a fun time figuring out what to do with all of it. So far, I've made two types of (very basic) cheeses, ice cream, pudding, custard and yogurt! Maybe we should have an exercise topic on the TGS!!! :wink:
 

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And I live in the north/central part of it! Making cheese is a pretty big accomplishmnet though, I could never do it.
 

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Hey Jersey Girls!!! It looks like this forum has New Jersey covered - South, North and Central!

Thanks for the nice comments about cheese making, but the recipe I used was straight out of the FiasCo Farm site. Heat and add vinegar!!! The thing I really thought was neat was that I made the cheese, then used to whey to boil spaghetti for dinner. Then I had about 2 cups of whey left and I gave it to the chickens! They loved it!!! I make a game out of not wasting anything and when I don't, I feel like I've "won"!!!

The other cheese was from a recipe in the Backyard Chicken forum. It's for making yogurt using a cooler instead of a yogurt maker. Then you just strain the yogurt through a cheese cloth and you have soft cheese for spreading or using instead of cream cheese!
 
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