Baby Goats and Cheese
On Wednesday, Susie and I took a trip to the local goat farm, Terrell Creek Farm, and boy was it a BLAST!! We can't thank Mr. and Mrs. Million enough for letting us visit them. If you've been to the Farmer's Market off Republic, you probably have seen their stand where you can try samples of ALL their cheeses! My favorite is the Smokin' Goat (I think that was the name) that has jalapeños in it- yum!! They sometimes have a pumpkin one, chocolate chip, and even cranberry.
Why did we go to the farm? Well, we will be posting a recipe soon where we need goat cheese, which lead us to think about Terrell Creek at the Farmer's Market, which lead us to wanting to visit the farm and take pictures! Makes sense, right? Basically, we just wanted to have fun. :)
Here were the highlights of our field trip:
- Holding & feeding baby goats
- Getting a tour of how they make their famous goat cheese
- Free cheese samples!
I really had no idea that goats were so funny and cuddly! I guess I've only come across wild goats that are mean and like to head-butt. Actually, when those goats looked up at me and stared, I was a little hesitant and maybe a tad concerned they were going to charge. But nope! They love the cuddles, and have QUITE a personality. Especially those kids, they are mischievous to say the least. ;)
First, we played with the babies- because, duh. THEY'RE ADORABLE!!
Some of them were only a week and half old, and they were soooooo soft.
Terrell Creek Farm's was beautiful, too! Look at all that fresh green grass!!
This cute little fella with the ears that stick up is an Alpine goat, who I think was about a week and a half old.
If you don't believe me when I say these kids had personality, just look at them run and jump, haha!!
And not only were the kids cuddly, but this older gal was, too!! She walked right up to me and started rubbing her head on my stomach like a cat or dog would. I was NOT expecting that at all...
Mr. Million was nice enough to give us a tour and show us how they milked their goats and then made their cheese.
And one of the highlights of the trip, FREE SAMPLES!
We tried a more mild cheese, then got the guts to try a blue cheese (and it wasn't all that bad!! It wasn't as strong as most, and we even had SECONDS.)
But we didn't stop there, we also tried MANY of their soft flavored cheeses, including a cranberry one that was out of this world!
You probably didn't think goats could be that photogenic, huh? Neither did I.
Oh my gosh, this was my favorite part: holding the baby goats! There came a point that I had to put down the camera and pick one up, I just couldn't handle it anymore. They're so soft, and this one did not stop nibbling on me! I seriously almost lost a button off my cardigan, and got close to losing my shoelaces, too. ;)
Susie kept saying she was taking one home with her- Although we learned that you have to have at least two goats, so they don't get lonely.
So many goat kisses happening- it's just a big loving family!
(Below) These baby goat twins are best buds, snuggling up together to eat.
And then there was the part when we got to feed the kids!! It was a feeding frenzy, and was over in about 2 minutes. They definitely ATTACKED those milk bottles! Do you see the picture where Susie's watching and looking so very delighted? :) So sweet.
And that was our little field trip!
We took home some cheese for our upcoming recipe, so stay tuned! ;)