Wednesday, December 23, 2009

This is Blaze. Blaze is trying to find his way in life having recently relocated to Humboldt County with his owner. Blaze is learning about the farm "pecking" order. More importantly, where he stands in that order. Through much trial and error, heavy focus on error, Blaze has steered clear of any major problems. His zest for all things bouncy and bushy still captivates his pee sized brain. Much to the chegrine of his owner. Being that his relative height is closer to that of a one legged grasshopper in tall grass, he attracts all things icky. But his loving personality transends his total lack of obediance.
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Benny Hansen "Guard Dog" gopher diggin machine. Benny has a reputation for securing the area from all forms of pests. Most recently, a wayward opposum that was just a step too slow. In his spare time he likes to play with Heidi and bark at rocks. Life is good for Benny!
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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Health Benefits Of Drinking Goat Milk
  • Goat’s milk is a rich source of calcium tryptophan amino acid. Protein, phosphorus, riboflavin (vitamin B2) and potassium are also found in good quantities in the milk.
  • Due to it being high on calcium, goat’s milk helps prevent bone loss and migraine headaches, and also protects colon cells from cancer causing chemicals.
  • Riboflavin, present in good quantities in goat’s milk, plays a very important role in the production of energy in the body. One cup of goat's milk supplies 20.0% of the daily value of riboflavin to the body.
  • It has also been observed that those who cannot tolerate cow’s milk find the consumption of goat’s milk to cause no problem at all. Some studies suggest that the specific proteins that cause allergic reactions may be found in cow’s milk, but they are absent in goat’s milk.
  • Goat’s milk is also believed to enhance the metabolism of iron and copper, especially among those who experience problems with absorption of minerals in the digestive tract.
  • Researches by the USDA and Prairie View A&M University, Texas, have established that goat’s milk has a higher acid buffering capacity than cow's milk, soy infant formula, and nonprescription antacid drugs.
  • Goat’s milk is nutritious enough to be used as a replacement for cow's milk-based food formulas for those infants who have difficulty in digesting other diary products.
  • Goat's milk contains double the amount of healthful medium-chain fatty acids such as capric and caprylic acids, as compared to cow’s milk. This makes it highly antimicrobial in nature.
  • Some researches have also put forward that some anti-inflammatory compounds, which are basically short chain sugar molecules called oligosaccharides, are found in goat’s milk, making it easy to digest. This makes goat’s milk even better for those having a compromised intestinal function.
  • Goat's milk is a good source of the trace mineral selenium, an essential nutrient for the body due to its immune modulation and antioxidant properties.
  • Goat's milk does not product mucus; it does not stimulate a defense response from the human immune system. Rather, it helps neutralize mucus.

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Blogging? So, the decision has been made to proceed with a full understanding of the goat milk products industry. Specifically, in the northern California, Oregon and Washington markets.

Currently, my sister has a goat dairy in Humboldt County, CA. There, she produces Grass Fed, Organic, Free Range, goat milk for sale to the local creamery. 200 goats feed on lands that have been used for dairies for over a 100 years. 128 acres allows the goats a free range to feed and browse. Happy goats make great milk! Great milk makes great products!