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City Girl Farm, LLC from Pewee Valley, KY
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Farm Name: City Girl Farm, LLC

Year Farm Established: 2009

Years I’ve been farming: 5 years

Animals I raise: Horses and Chickens. Adding Goats and Bees in Spring 2011

Crops I grow: Corn, Peppers, Tomatoes, Herbs, Potatoes, Zucchini, Melons and more...

Hobbies I enjoy: Gardening, Cooking, Painting and other creative things, Upland Bird Hunting with my husband, Animals, Watching My Farm Grow

The proudest moment on my farm: Collecting the first farm fresh eggs from my hens Bridget, Mary Ann, Wanda and Henrietta and watching the garden grow from seeds to food.

Pets: 12 dogs, 2 Tennessee Walking Horses, 20 Saddlebred Horses, 4 Hens, 20 Pigeons

Farm Motto: There are NO stupid questions. Asking for help is the only way to get good at what you want to do and helping others is the best way to give back.


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  Hey sounds like me. I also have a Chihuahua named Little Man. Hes full grown and weighs 2 lb 4 oz. Have 2 horses 1 tennessee walker and 1 fox trotter. A all white boxer. Around 50 chickens I think. They move to fast to count. A small garden in summer. Just sold all my goats. Had them my whole life and decided to get out of them. Too much going on here. Ben down sizing for a while or trying to.

Come visit me, Pattys Pampered Pets.

11/30/2010 04:13.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Let me know how the goats go. Our son wants to show a pair, however, we are like you all...we don't have enough time to keep up all the animals right if we keep on adding more.

Merry Christmas....it will be here before you know it.

Come visit me, The Homestead.

11/29/2010 06:39.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Making SOAP
Go to teach soap dot com. Also check out links like Miller's Soap. There is a lye calculator at mountain sage and I formulate my recipes at SoapCalc. I can look up the links I use. You can also search on make goat milk's soap to find more useful tips. Bringing the oils and the lye solution down to 90 and then mixing them helps too. But freezing the milk and how and when you add it seems to be key.

Cheers and Happy Thanksgiving! Bonnie

Come visit me, Imaginary Alpaca Ranch (& Chickens!).

11/26/2010 07:13.39 AM Report This Comment  
  goat milk soap
if you don't know how to make lye soap yet, go check out my post this week. It is a brief overview of the process.

For goats milk soap, there are a couple of extra tips to be worked on. We pour the milk into a quart or gallon ziplock bag and lay it flat in the freezer to freeze. We break it up and weigh out how much is needed for the soap batch, some or all of the water can be milk. Key is adding the lye to it and stirring a lot and doing it very slowly especially if you aren't using any water. If you are using part water, then you can add the lye to that and as the temp comes down to below scalding you can add small pieces of the frozen milk.If it turns yellow, it is scorching and carmelizing the milk and your bars won't be milk white. The second trick is to NOT wrap it up in a blanket. Letting it go into the gel state and keeping that heat in will also cause the whole batch to turn brown, scorching.

If you can find someone currently making it and their is WHITE, then you could go help her make soap for a day and see how she does it so it stays white and doesn't turn dark brown.

Other milk products can be used in soap like: unsalted butter, cream, cow's milk, nonfat dry milk powder, canned goats milk or cows milk.

I can't get mine to NOT SCORCH so I just do oatmeal and honey lye soaps and others without the milk. I love fresh goat milk, just keep the billy goat away from the girls cause it WILL taint the milk. Otherwise it tastes great just like cows milk!

Cheers, Bonnie Van Meter at Imaginary Alpaca Ranch

Come visit me, Imaginary Alpaca Ranch (& Chickens!).

11/17/2010 02:59.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Welcome, you daylillies look beautiful.

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11/16/2010 10:09.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Good Morning!
What are you planning to do with the milk? Just for home? 2 does would be a good way to start. You always want at least 2. They don't do well by themselves. Breed 1, after she freshens breed the 2nd. You'll have extra milk for awhile before you dry the 1st off, but that's perfect for making cheese!

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11/13/2010 06:48.15 AM Report This Comment  
  All I can say is WOW!

Come visit me, Stump Acres.

11/08/2010 07:53.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Welcome!
Very nice looking drive! What kind of goats are you thinking about getting?

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11/07/2010 07:32.03 AM Report This Comment  
  hi
looks like you have anice place there

Come visit me, Selkirk Sheep farm, my goats, DeVore Appaloosas & Dons Dexters.

11/06/2010 10:47.56 AM Report This Comment  

 



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