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Old 03-02-2011, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Dade City, Fl.
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Thinking of raising a half dozen goats come spring for cheese and soap. Small scale for fun and friends at first. I have read many different theories of breeds. Lamanche being prevelent for some reason. Anybody know a good place to buy goats ? Any other suggestions? Good recipe's etc....
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Old 03-02-2011, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Pick up a copy of "Uncle Henry's" they have alot of livestock for sale locally.
Or goto there web site.
Uncle Henry's



bill
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Livestock auction yard in Skowhegan every Monday 11am until they are done. They usually have goats.

Being nearly spring, you could contact any of the cheese-maker's guild members [they are all vendors at local Farmer's Markets] and ask about their spring kidding.
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:30 PM
 
Location: God's Country, Maine
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No kidding!
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:03 PM
 
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I like goat milk fudge.....
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Old 03-06-2011, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, but looking for my niche in ME, or OR
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Forgive me I'm a city boy... But did you say...soap?
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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I finally clicked on this link to see if there was any connection at all between goats and soap. I discovered none and shall retire from this thread for another week with one parting thought. The arrival of numerous Somalis in the Auburn Lewiston area has been very good for the goat business in Maine.
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:59 AM
 
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I finally clicked on this link to see if there was any connection at all between goats and soap. I discovered none and shall retire from this thread for another week with one parting thought. The arrival of numerous Somalis in the Auburn Lewiston area has been very good for the goat business in Maine.
Just so you won't be disappointed NMLM when you check again...

Natural Soap - Goat Milk Soap - Natural Soap
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Bar Harbor, ME
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I'm presuming that you've done this already. Back in my hippie days(late 60's early 70's) I found that doing this was a lot harder than I thought it would be and simply gave up.
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Teton Valley Idaho
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I wonder if this link would be helpful: Maine Cheese Guild It looks like some good information under the "connections" tab.

I'm particularly fond of the products from this farm: Garden Side Dairy Maine Cheese Guild

Good luck!
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