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Old 03-28-2010, 03:44 AM
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My name is Margie and we currently live in Palmer, Alaska. We have the only certified Grade A Goat Dairy in the State, although unfortunately we are closing and will be moving to Ohio to be closer to family. We are dealing with some medical issues that mandate the move. Anyone want to buy a great Dairy on 5 acres in a Prime Location - Lazy Mountain??

We will be moving to another 5 acre parcel and will get back into goats, and who knows, we just might end up with a mini Dairy down there.

We love self-sufficient life and look forward to being able to share our knowledge with our granddaughters.
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Old 03-28-2010, 06:04 AM
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Welcome to the forum. I am interested in the goat dairy farming. Sorry to hear about the medical concerns and hope you do get back into farming if that is what you want to do.
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Old 03-29-2010, 03:32 PM
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Hello Margie,

Good to meet you. Sorry to hear of your health issues. Hope you like your new homestead in Ohio, surely, it has to be a warmer there, than where you folks live now.

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Old 04-03-2010, 08:30 AM
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Marge,

I would love to hear more about your goat dairy. What all did you make with the milk? I used to milk three lovely nannies. Hope your health issues resolve themselves. We have a thread for prayer requests if you are of like mind. Blessings, firegirl
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Old 04-08-2010, 01:51 AM
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We were making chevre, feta and a soft pressed cheese (squeeky cheese) and getting ready to start working on some aged and adding liquid milk. We hope one day to maybe do it again once we get settled in Ohio. Their regulations are very similar so it won't be anything different getting ready, just have to decide if we want to go that route or something else. Absolutely will get goats again though, we so miss them.

We are of like mind, please feel free to post for prayer. thank you for asking.

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Old 04-08-2010, 01:52 AM
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Hello Margie,

Good to meet you. Sorry to hear of your health issues. Hope you like your new homestead in Ohio, surely, it has to be a warmer there, than where you folks live now.

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We are sure we will like it just have to sell here and get down there to start enjoying it. Yes, it will be a lot warmer and his medical issues and my arthritis will love it!!

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Old 04-08-2010, 01:55 AM
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Welcome to the forum. I am interested in the goat dairy farming. Sorry to hear about the medical concerns and hope you do get back into farming if that is what you want to do.
You have to be passionate about what you do and have a dedication to it all or you won't enjoy it. We keep telling people to not get so big in what you do with animals that you aren't paying attention to them and catching even the smallest of things that don't seem right. Once you get that big you put the health of your stock in jeopardy and you don't enjoy it anymore. Then it's time to think really hard about what's happening. That's one of many reasons we like to stay small. it's more fun that way. And not near as hard to remember everyone's name
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Kuskolady made the news.

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What part of Ohio are you relocating to? I'd be interested in buying some cheese from you if it's near enough I absolutely heart feta.
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