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GMS Customer Spotlight – Aly

Here at Goat Milk Stuff, we love our customers, and we want to get to know you better. We decided that a Customer Spotlight would be a great way to do that! This week’s spotlighted customer is Aly from Fishers, Indiana. Brett met her on Twitter in 2012, and she has been visiting Goat Milk Stuff since! How and/or Where did you first hear about Goat Milk Stuff? Twitter Is there a TV show, radio station, magazine, or website where you'd like to see our story in the future? Self ... Read More »

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Kids Cooking – Sourdough Bread

I have been experimenting with sourdough bread for about a year now.  I've finally figured out how to consistently make a great loaf of bread that my family loves.  If you've read the two previous sourdough posts you better understand the health benefits of sourdough.  You also know how to feed your starter and keep it alive. During this post, I will describe how we manage our starter and how we make our bread. Unless you have a large family, you probably won't need to make as much as we ... Read More »

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Ask A Jonas – Hewitt’s Thoughts on Running A Business

We get asked lots of questions when we're doing farm tours, selling soap at craft fairs, or simply running errands.  Since most of those answers are heard only by the person who asked, we decided to share some of the common questions here on the blog.  And of course you can ask a question of your own! Hewitt, what do you think of running a business at your age? ~Cindy Running a business at my age? That's a tough one. First of all, I don't run the business, I HELP run the business. ... Read More »

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Don’t Let Your Sourdough Starter Die!

In a previous post I discussed why I stopped baking with wheat and started baking with sourdough.  In this post, I'm going to discus how to keep your sourdough starter alive and healthy. Because your sourdough starter is essentially alive, you need to feed it.  "Feeding the starter" simply means adding flour and water.  You always feed the starter in the following ratio: 1 part water 2 parts flour (I use unbleached white all-purpose flour*) What the "part" is depends on how much ... Read More »

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The Benefits of Sourdough

About a year ago, Jim and I went to San Francisco without the children.  I have always loved sourdough bread, so while we were there, we purchased several loaves to bring home with us. The children adored it. I looked into purchasing sourdough around here, but couldn't find a good source.  Then I looked into having sourdough shipped to me from San Francisco (yes, you can do that).  But ultimately I decided I was going to teach myself how to make a good loaf of sourdough. So I bought ... Read More »

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Meet The Goats – Valley

Our dairy goats are not only foundational to Goat Milk Stuff, but they are a big part of our family as well.  Each of them has a personality and during this series we're hoping you'll get to know more about them. Valley is one of Indigo's birthday goats. The day she was born, we were at China Garden Buffet for Indigo's birthday dinner, and half way through, Mom said "we need to hurry, I feel like something's happening." So we hurried through our dinner, and when we got home, Mom sent ... Read More »

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Happy Birthday, Hewitt!

My baby brother is now ten! Hewitt spent the day before his birthday counting down. "Ten hours, Brett! Ten hours until I'm ten!" He was really excited because, "I won't be a single digit anymore!" He blew out the ten candles on his Breakfast Birthday Cake easily. When he started cutting the pieces and lifting them out of the tray with his hands, I asked him if he'd washed his hands after doing his goat chores that morning. He grinned sheepishly and got up to wash his ... Read More »