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megimoo
03-06-2010, 12:00 AM
"Chickens,Goats,Rabbits all in the city ."

Novella’s urban farming world is a visual wonderland that is real, honest, and unapologetic. It may be messy, but it is messy with life and creativity. Novella spends her time on important things like: writing, milking, growing food, educating her urban neighbors, and making bio-diesel fuel. She is not concerned with superficial appearances or pretending to be something she is not… it is refreshing and wonderful. I reassured her that appearing Martha-Stewart-esque would not be a problem.


http://paigegreen.wordpress.com/2009/02/14/goats-are-better-than-diamonds/

Rockntractor
03-06-2010, 12:03 AM
Goats milk is excellent. I have three months every fall without any and I really miss it.

megimoo
03-06-2010, 12:06 AM
Goats milk is excellent. I have three months every fall without any and I really miss it.Do you do the milking and make cheese?Goat cheese is some of the best in the world.

Rockntractor
03-06-2010, 12:10 AM
Do you do the milking and make cheese?Goat cheese is some of the best in the world.

I made lots of cheese last year. Blue, Roquefort and a farmers cheese. This year I'm going to try cheddar and mozzarella. I wish I had a chamber I could maintain precise temperatures with.

megimoo
03-06-2010, 02:34 AM
I made lots of cheese last year. Blue, Roquefort and a farmers cheese. This year I'm going to try cheddar and mozzarella. I wish I had a chamber I could maintain precise temperatures with.Make one.
There are all sorts of sites on the net for DUY cheese makers.One of those must have come up with a home brewed cheese cooling vat ?
http://www.cheesemaking.com/store/pg/207-Keith-Brinch.html
http://www.harleyfarms.com/

Home Cheese Making
DESCRIPTION: "Home Cheese Making", by Ricki Carroll (278 pages, paperback) will help to take the complexity out of home cheese making. Ricki explains, with ease, the procedures to follow from the very first batch. This book will help you understand equipment, usage, preparing starter cultures, using rennet, controlling temperature and storage of your finished cheeses. There are stories about artisanal as well as home cheese makers, recipes for using your cheeses, hints on how to cut your cheese, recipes from customers and much, much more. You will find an easy to follow format with illustrations, charts, glossary and a troubleshooting guide. This book is a must for all who want to maker their own cheese in the comfort of their own kitchen!!!!
http://www.cheesemaking.com/HomeCheeseMakingbook.html

Rockntractor
03-06-2010, 02:39 AM
Make one.
There are all sorts of sites on the net for DUY cheese makers.One of those must have come up with a home brewed cheese cooling vat ?
http://www.cheesemaking.com/store/pg/207-Keith-Brinch.html
http://www.harleyfarms.com/

Home Cheese Making
DESCRIPTION: "Home Cheese Making", by Ricki Carroll (278 pages, paperback) will help to take the complexity out of home cheese making. Ricki explains, with ease, the procedures to follow from the very first batch. This book will help you understand equipment, usage, preparing starter cultures, using rennet, controlling temperature and storage of your finished cheeses. There are stories about artisanal as well as home cheese makers, recipes for using your cheeses, hints on how to cut your cheese, recipes from customers and much, much more. You will find an easy to follow format with illustrations, charts, glossary and a troubleshooting guide. This book is a must for all who want to maker their own cheese in the comfort of their own kitchen!!!!
http://www.cheesemaking.com/HomeCheeseMakingbook.html

I have recipe books and presses and equipment, but a still need to build a temperature controlled cabinet. It needs to be accurate to within a degree, like an incubator.

Sonnabend
03-06-2010, 06:38 AM
There are all sorts of sites on the net for DUY cheese makers.

Not that many, actually, most of them are DIY sites...as in "do it yourself"

"It" starts with an I, not with a "U" :rolleyes:

djones520
03-06-2010, 06:40 AM
Not that many, actually, most of them are DIY sites...as in "do it yourself"

"It" starts with an I, not with a "U" :rolleyes:

Dude... seriously? I doubt #'s woulda even gone after that one.

Sonnabend
03-06-2010, 06:43 AM
Dude... seriously? I doubt #'s woulda even gone after that one.

It was a "gimme" moment :D:D

PoliCon
03-06-2010, 07:20 AM
Not that many, actually, most of them are DIY sites...as in "do it yourself"

"It" starts with an I, not with a "U" :rolleyes:

You saw that too? ;)

Apache
03-06-2010, 08:42 AM
Goats milk is excellent. I have three months every fall without any and I really miss it.

I can only take it fresh, anything over 24 hours.....BLEEEHHHHHAAAA:(

Back in my younger days I used to hand milk two cows and 7 goats twice a day :cool:

Apache
03-06-2010, 08:44 AM
You saw that too? ;)

Maybe he meant Diving Under Yachts...:confused:





:p

PoliCon
03-06-2010, 09:00 AM
I can only take it fresh, anything over 24 hours.....BLEEEHHHHHAAAA:(

Back in my younger days I used to hand milk two cows and 7 goats twice a day :cool:

Hand milking a cow is an interesting experience :)

Kay
03-06-2010, 01:02 PM
It does my heart good to see there are people like y'all out there still that will know how to live off the land and animals God provided us. After the Apocalypse, just think how many are going to perish because they can't find an open Wal-mart and don't have a clue how to get the milk out of a cow.

Apache
03-06-2010, 01:07 PM
It does my heart good to see there are people like y'all out there still that will know how to live off the land and animals God provided us. After the Apocalypse, just think how many are going to perish because they can't find an open Wal-mart and don't have a clue how to get the milk out of a cow.

I have to laugh when I see people on TV trying to do just that! It really ain't that difficult :D

Kay
03-06-2010, 02:01 PM
It's amazing though, how many city dwellers have never had anything (meat, milk, eggs) that they didn't open a can or plastic package to get it. Learning how to hunt and clean your own food is something everyone should teach their kids. I'd sure hate to have to do it for every meal, but am thankful I have the skills to do it if I ever need to.

Apache
03-06-2010, 02:29 PM
It's amazing though, how many city dwellers have never had anything (meat, milk, eggs) that they didn't open a can or plastic package to get it. Learning how to hunt and clean your own food is something everyone should teach their kids. I'd sure hate to have to do it for every meal, but am thankful I have the skills to do it if I ever need to.

You should see how many people come through here, absolutely anxious/scared when a goat comes to the fence...:D

PoliCon
03-06-2010, 03:12 PM
It does my heart good to see there are people like y'all out there still that will know how to live off the land and animals God provided us. After the Apocalypse, just think how many are going to perish because they can't find an open Wal-mart and don't have a clue how to get the milk out of a cow.

I like when they go to the back and try pumping the tail . . . . ;)