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Gluten Free Chevre Cheesecake

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For those of you who cannot tolerate gluten, this recipe is loaded with flavor but is gluten-free, soy-free and cow-dairy free so it’s better also for those of you who are lactose intolerant. For those not worried about gluten, this cheesecake recipe uses some ingredients that give it a unique taste, such as coconut milk


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What is Chevre?

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Chèvre (pronounced “SHEV-ruh” or sometimes simply “SHEV”) is a type of French cheese made from goat’s milk. Depending on how it’s made, Chèvre can have different flavors and textures. Some types of chèvre have a smooth texture, mild, buttery flavor and white color, similar to cream cheese. Other varieties of chèvre are still soft but


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Moroccan Goat Cheese Chicken Wings

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Awesome appetizer for 4th of July! These Moroccan Chicken Winds and Goat Cheese Dip Go well with beer and fun. Ingredients: 2 1/2 pounds chicken wings 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/2 teaspoon


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Drake Market Goat Tasting

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Professional Chefs, JuliYJuan were at the Drake Farmer’s Market Special Goat Tasting Event. Here are some of their great recipes using goat meat that they cooked up at the event. Recipes: Click Below. Goat Barbacoa Goat Salpicon Goat Green Curry Naan Bread Chimichurri Sauce for Empanadas Goat Empanadas, Argentinian way Empanadas Dough   “Drake’s Farmers


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Puppy Pics!!!

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We also have Great Pyrenees and Akbash pups for sale this year. We are asking only $350 each for them. They are amazing herd or family protectors. To read more about these two breeds, see our page about the two breeds. You can tell he’s a thinker, he looks like he’s thinking in his sleep


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Winter Park Chocolate Festival

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Our Goat Cheese Fudge will be featured at this year’s Winter Park Chocolate Festival. Come enjoy a beautiful day in the fresh mountain air and delightful handmade chocolates. Can’t beat that!


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Cajeta – Mexican Goat Milk Caramel

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Cajeta sauce is a slow-cooked Mexican caramel sauce made by reducing goat’s milk. Mexican cajeta is considered a specialty of the city of Celaya in the state of Guanajuato and in 2005, the Hershey Company introduced a line of cajeta-flavored confections called “Cajeta Elegancita”, targeted at Mexican-food aficionados living in the United States. This traditional sweet takes a little time, but


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Goat Milk Baby Formula

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Below is the recommended recipe for goats milk formula as published by the Weston A. Price Foundation. 2 cups raw goat milk (do not substitute pasteurized or powdered goat milk as these are heavily processed, denatured and allergenic foods) 1 7/8 cups filtered water 1/4 cup liquid whey 4 Tbl Lactose 1/4 tsp Bifidobacterium Infantis Powder


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10 Ways to use Goat Milk

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1.) Substitute for people who are lactose intolerant. Goat’s milk is a natural alternative to cow milk and can comfortably be consumed by many people who suffer from cow milk allergies or sensitivity. Although goat milk, like cow’s milk and human milk, contains lactose, many people with lactose intolerance can drink goat milk. Studies show that cow milk, which


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Great Pyrenees and Akbash Puppies for Sale

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(Puppy pics coming soon.) We are asking $350 each for the pups. They won’t last long though. Meet the Sire and Dams for our litters of puppies to be born this year.They are all onsite parents. They make awesome livestock guardians and are very well tempered. The top is iris which is the akbash currently with


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About Lamancha Goats

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The American LaMancha goat (or just Lamancha) originated from short-eared goats of a type found in LaMancha and others regions throughout Spain. Even so, there is not, nor has there ever been, a breed known as the Spanish LaMancha. The Term “American Lamancha” is an ADGA term which denotes a goat that is mostly Lamancha but has


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New “Kids” at Homestead Ranch

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We had Valentine Babies. We have Nigerian and Lamancha goat breeds which make the best milk producers. These babies are Lamancha, which do not have ears as you would see on most goat breeds, but they make the yummiest milk. To read more about Lamancha goats, read our article here.  


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Find Us at These Farmer’s Markets.

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Find Us at these Farmer’s Markets for 2016 We are so excited for this year’s farmer’s market season! • Larimer County Farmers market on oak street. • Fort Collins Farmers market on harmony and Lemay (Sundays, Wednesdays, Saturdays) • Loveland Farmers market on Railroad st. • Wellington Farmers market, Centennial Park, 4th and Cleveland • Drake market


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Body Care Products Special

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So you “Liked Us” on Facebook, use the following promo code at checkout to receive 10% off  your first Homestead Ranch order of any of our online body care products. Lip balms, goat milk soap, wonderful smelling and naturally moisturizing lotions. Promo Code: FBLIKEHR


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Newsletter March 2016

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March 2016 Hello again from homestead ranch. We are gearing up for another great year! We have most of our animals on our new property as well as wonderful protectors for our herd. we would like to introduce some of our newest members of the company! ANNIE: This is our sweet little Annie, she is


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Bacon Wrapped Chevre Stuffed Figs

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Ingredients: 1 lb. Dried White Turkish Figs 1 lb Thick Cut Hickory Smoked Bacon 8 oz. Sheppard’s Chevre (Goat Cheese) Honey (to drizzle) To start, slice each fig in half.  This can be tricky being dried fruits.  To make it simple, flatten our as many wrinkle as possible before cutting.  I would also not to


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Baked Goat Cheese Dip

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Makes 6 servings: Ingredients: 1 10 -ounce log goat cheese, at room temperature 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
Freshly ground pepper
8 small cocktail tomatoes (about 10 ounces), quartered
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1 clove garlic, finely chopped Kosher


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Goat Cheese Sugar Cookies

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Much like cream cheese or buttermilk, goat cheese brings a subtle acidity and tang to the cookies that wouldn’t be there otherwise, giving them an extra, richer taste. Yield: 36 cookies Total Time: 1 hour Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups


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Goat Cheese and Sun Dried Tomato Crostini

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Ingredients Goat cheese Sun dried tomatoes, chopped Balsamic glaze (store-bought or you can make it) Fresh basil, chopped Thin Italian bread Garlic powder Olive oil Instructions Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place a cooling rack on top of a cookie sheet; set aside. Drizzle olive on bread and dust with garlic powder. Bake in oven


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Chocolate Fudge Goat Cheese Ice Cream

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Yield: makes about 1 quart Total Time: 8 hours Ingredients: 8 ounces goat cheese, at room temperature 2 cups heavy cream 2 cups whole milk 3/4 cup sugar 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tablespoon corn syrup 2 ounces milk chocolate, chopped ganache fudge chunk 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate 3/4 cup heavy cream Directions: Allow


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Avocado Goat Cheese Hors d’oeuvres

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Serves 2-4 as an hors d’oeuvre 1 ripe but firm avocado 2ounces chèvre/soft goat cheese left at room temperature for 10 minutes 1teaspoon grain mustard lemon juice piment d’esplette or pimentón (dulce or picante) Slice the avocado in half lengthwise and remove the pit. Thoroughly combine the chèvre, mustard, and a small squeeze of lemon juice.


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How Does Goat Milk Taste?

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There have been many rumors that goat milk does not taste good, but the taste of goat milk has a great deal to do with what they are fed and how they and the milk are cared for. Within minutes of being freshly milked, most goat’s milk is inherently sweet and clean tasting, with no


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About Raw Goat Milk

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  The enzymes in raw goat milk help in the digestion of the sugars, fats and minerals in the milk, according to a research report published in the July 2008 edition of the journal “Appetite.” Pasteurization destroys these enzymes and makes it difficult to digest milk, thereby leading to lactose intolerance which can lead to


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About Goat Cheese

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Goat cheese has been made for thousands of years, and was probably one of the earliest made dairy products. Goat’s milk is often consumed by young children, the elderly, those who are ill, and many people who have a low tolerance to cow’s milk. Goat’s milk is more similar to human milk than that of


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Goat’s Milk vs Cow’s Milk.

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Goat’s milk is naturally Homogenized. If you were to place both a glass of fresh cow’s milk as well as fresh goat’s milk in the refrigerator overnight, the next morning you would find that while the goat’s milk looks exactly the same, the cow’s milk has separated into two distinct ‘phases’ of cream on the


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Newsletter September 2015

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Caramel Pecan Goat Milk Cheese Cake Recipe

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Ingredients Crust: 2 cups gingersnap crumbs 6 tablespoons melted butter, plus extra butter for pan 1/4 cup sugar or honey Pinch salt Filling: 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature 1 (12-ounce) log goat cheese 12 ounces sour cream 4 eggs 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Topping: Melted caramels and chopped pecans.


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See You At the Chili Fest!

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“Looking forward to having Homestead Ranch at the Denver Chili Fest on Sept 19! Some wonderful products and useful information on the benefits of goat milk for dogs!” ~ Denver Chili Fest post on Facebook. We can’t wait either. Come see our goat milk pet products! 9/19/15, 10am – 6pm at Lulu’s Farm in Brighton


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The Benefits of Goat Milk Soap

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What you put on your skin is just as important as what you eat. The skin absorbs chemicals and nutrients which get absorbed directly into the bloodstream bypassing the protection of the liver. This means chemicals in your skin care products will be absorbed directly into your bloodstream, which makes what you put on your


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New Distributor Nor Sky Pet Supply

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We are now happy to be working with a local wholesale pet supply company called Nor-Sky Pet Supply in Loveland, CO. Family owned and operated, they serve all of the greater Colorado area/ front range carrying pet supplies from bowls, to locally sourced and purchased products for pets such as beef sticks, bones etc and


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Welcome to Homestead Ranch

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Homestead Ranch, LLC is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction. With all of our farm-fresh goat milk soaps, lotions, cheese, milks and more  – we will do everything we can to exceed your expectations. With a variety of offerings to choose from, we’re sure you’ll be happy working with us. Look around our


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