Two weeks ago we visited a local goat farm and creamery and were welcomed by these adorable 3-week-old kids. How cute are they! In addition to Nubians (shown below) and Nigerian Dwarfs, the farm has beef cattle, sheep, free-range chickens, turkeys, rabbits, and llamas, which are used to guard the goats (more on that below).
In the farm store, we bought three kinds of goat cheese -- an aged cheese, a soft cheese with basil and sun-dried tomato, and a soft cheese with garlic and chives. In addition to cheese, eggs, beef, lamb, and goat milk soaps from the farm, the store also sells locally made jams, sauces, country ham, honey and handmade crafts. My husband wanted to try a jar of pickled okra and I picked up a small bottle of natural, locally made mosquito repellant made from plant oils. For the past couple of years, I've been using an organic product called EcoSmart that is DEET free. It contains rosemary oil, cinnamon leaf oil, lemongrass oil and geranium oil. It works well to repel mosquitoes, ticks and gnats.