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Among hobby and commercial farmers alike, goats are today’s hottest trending animals. But correctly using the products from these popular ungulates requires special skills and know-how. With The Whole Goat Handbook
, author and veteran goatkeeper Janet Hurst provides a wealth of useful advice, not to mention scads of proven recipes and crafting projects, to help the reader make the most of their adventure as a goatkeeper. Nearly 50 recipes expertly guide readers through the processes of making popular goat cheeses, goat-milk soaps, meat dishes, and even delicious accompaniments. In addition, Hurst offers a dozen crafting ideas that utilize goat fiber for knitting, weaving, and felting projects. The recipes and projects presented here, together with the author’s entertaining primers on goat ownership and discussions of raising goats for dairy, meat, and fiber, not to mention a wealth of photographs and patterns, comprise an essential resource for anyone considering goat ownership, as well as those who have already embarked on this richly rewarding path.
A hands-on guidebook chock full of recipes for cooking with goat, making cheese and soap, and crafting with goat fibers.
Goats are the hottest animal today to raise for hobby farmers, commercial farmers, and members of both 4-H and FFA. But using the producst from a goat requires special skills, handling, and recipes. Here’s The Whole Goat Handbook
, chock full of recipes, crafting projects, advice, and more. Cooking with goat meat requires special, adapted recipes because the meat is so strong in flavor; there’s no devoted goat-meat cookbook on the market—until now! Here as well are recipes for making cheese with goat milk as well as goat-milk soap. And for those raising goats for fiber, here are hard-won recommendations on crafting, knitting, and weaving. This book will shows you how to do all this—and more.
Janet Hurst (Hermann, MO) is a veteran goatkeeper and soap- and cheesemaker, and tends to one of the largest dairy-goat herds in the United States. Hurst studied cheesemaking at the University of Vermont’s Institute of Artisan Cheese, at the University of Guelph, and on small farms in Israel. The author of Voyageur Press’s Homemade Cheese (2011), her work has appeared in MaryJane’s Farm, Mother Earth News, Heirloom, Small Farm Today, and other periodicals.
Among both hobby and commercial farmers, goats are today’s hottest trending animals. With The Whole Goat Handbook, author Janet Hurst provides a wealth of useful advice and more than 50 recipes and crafting projects that help the reader make the most of their adventure as a goatkeeper. From cheeses, meat dishes, and soaps, to knitting, weaving, and felting projects, this completely illustrated guide is an essential resource for anyone considering goat ownership, as well as those who have already embarked on this rewarding path.
About the Author
Janet Hurst has been a home artisanal cheesemaker for twenty years and is a certified cheesemaker through the University of Vermont's Institute of Artisan Cheese. She writes on cheesemaking for Mother Earth News, Mary Jane's Farm, Dairy Goat Journal, Countryside, and more.
Table of Contents
1 Goat Basics: Fact and Fiction2 Goats for Milk3 Cheesemaking with Goat Milk4 Goats for Meat5 The Art of Cooking Goat Meat6 Goats for Fiber7 Fiber Projects8 Goat-Milk Soap and LotionsResourcesAcknowledgmentsIndex