Friday, July 13, 2012

Milk Mania

I'd love to include pictures with this post, but my camera was riding shotgun when I took my little tumble in the desert back in May, so my words will have to do until really nice Canon SLR's start raining from the sky. It could be a while...

Anyhoo, we're up to our eyeballs in milk lately, and still only milking one of our two lactating does right now. Bill's been doing the milking, which means that I'm the one who gets to figure out what the heck to do with all our milk.

Today we have 2 1/2 gallons on hand, so I'm making a mighty batch of cajeta, in addition to a small, first attempt at goats milk butter, which I learned about (how else?) via youtube.

Sidney's milk seems to either have higher butterfat than her Lamancha sisters' milk, or is somehow less homogenated, because after a day or two in the fridge, it gets a lovely layer of cream on top that is perfect for scooping off.

That being said, it takes FOREVER to get enough cream to make the whole shebang worth while.

Well, I've got nothin' but time... and goat milk. So here goes!

1 comment:

  1. I am totally impressed. I am not sure that I have ever tasted Goats milk...Lord knows I have eaten plenty of goats milk I can guess what the flavor might be-

    I think it is awesome that you are experimenting with goats milk. There is probably a million things to do with it.