Sunday, November 22, 2009

Local Fare







































14 comments:

Pam said...

Local goat farming!!!! High on the hill was a lonely goatherd, yodelady yodelady yodeladeee-hoo. Now I will have that song in my head all night. Happy MM on sunday night!

Buzz Kill said...

That's certainly a lot of goats. You must have them running through the neighborhood. The flan looked really good as doo the cheeses.

Happy MM!

TROLL Y2K said...

I LOVE these pics. They're such good animals and fine horse companions. Having a goat farm is my Obamanation fantasy.

Happy Mute Monday!

Aunty Belle said...

This is AWESOME!

Lovin' this local fare--wow. I wish I had a goat farm, made cheeese and soap--not a bad way to live.

I heered of an American lady who went to Italy and never wanted to leave--so she got herself a goat farm an' now she makes lovely angora sweaters or somethin'--yep, she stayed in Italy.

fishy said...

Pam,
Yep, these SC hills are alive!!!
And one of the goats is named MARIA.
My best Monday wishes for a mute yodeler.

Buzz,
"doo"?
Was that a typo or an opinion?
And they are not doing my neighborhood, this charming farm is about an hour away.

Troll,
Thank God you have a realistic fantasy. I was worried about that after seeing your post :-)
They are interesting, productive, socialized animals. As I was doing the post. I kept thinking they would be good K9 subject matter.
Surely their faces are as expressive as a chickens?

Aunty,
The two women who own this farm are amazing. They have won national awards for their cheeses and their fudge for the past 6 or 7 years. They describe their new national recognition as "overnight success" that has taken two lifetimes to achieve.


Happy Monday All !

K9 said...

of course i LOVED this. the photograph with all the white goats was exceptional. i made goat cheese last summer. even milked the goat. you have to yank on those teats pretty hard. fun and delicious MM.

Boxer said...

I'm dairy intolerant, but can have goat cheese/etc., AND someday I will have goats as pets. I think they are wonderful. Great pictures. Happy MM!

Karl said...

Good afternoon Fishy,

Nice presentation, I've never heard of goat fudge before.

Sorry, I missed last week. I like your favorites.

Happy Mute Monday!

Oh,thanks Pam. yodeladeee-hoo

fishy said...

K9,
It's an interesting farm and an even more interesting lifestyle/business/chosen path success story.
These two women chose this path long ago and have stuck through all the cultural and economic changes to prevail .... kudos to them! And yes, I agree the photo with all the white goats is different from all the others.
So glad you enjoyed this posting.

Boxer,
Oh boy, I can see Coco now in the role of goat herder! Actually I am told goats can be pretty well socialized but not when the human is in competition with a herd. They are herd animals and that instinct will prevail. Where there is no actual herd, then the goat will bond to their humans and canines. Have you seen those tiny little miniature goats? Really cute, but I don't know if they are big enough producers for things like fudge.

Karl,
I think the chemistry is different when you use goats milk for making fudge. The farm owners have said it took them years and years to come up with their blue ribbon fudge recipe.

The product which surprised me the most was the soap made from goat's milk. Not too sure I would feel clean after using this product.

Hope all you bloggers are having a good Monday, mine could do with a lot of improvement.

moi said...

Yum! I love goat cheese. New Mexico has quite the industry going, too, except the cheese is unbelievably expensive. Are your cheeses reasonably priced?

fishy said...

Moi,
about a $ an ounce as I recall. They are national gold medal champions with their cheese, fudge and, I think, yogurt. They have been perfecting their craft since 1985. They do ship nationwide. I think the website is just www.splitcreekfarm.com
Let us know if you give them a try ... we love your food reviews.

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Ree said...

Yummy goat cheese - now I'm hungry.

Happy Mute Monday!

Vixen said...

Some of those are new to me! Goat fudge...huh. LOL

:)