Holistic Sustainable Agriculture from the Soil Up

July 3, 2010

There were 27 people who came out and joined us for Dr Dettloff’s presentation Saturday. I will type up the notes about local resources which we compiled throughout the day, and distribute them to those who joined us.

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Our milking routine

June 3, 2010
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Here is a quick roundup of how our milking routine works. Kathy has gone through several different routines, and this one is working well for us.

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The taste of raw milk

June 1, 2010

I learned about barn odors & milk flavors in a cheese making seminar I took a couple years ago, and it’s true. We’ve tasted the difference in our goat’s milk between the days where they are out in the pasture vs. closed up in a pen–though they were eating the same food.

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Rotational mob-grazing elimintes buttercup

May 18, 2010

We cross fenced our main pasture 3 years ago, and separated it into 5 paddocks. One of these paddocks was nearly taken over by creeping buttercup last summer.

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New kids in the goat pen

May 17, 2010
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The new kids, named “star” and “angel” will get all the milk from their mom for the next couple weeks. This will give them a good start until they are big enough to be separated for the night, and Penelope will then rejoin the morning milking routine.

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