I think goats are just the cutest animals, and I absolutely love their cheese. I cannot imagine many foods that goat cheese would not improve.
Last month (that’s why this post is labeled September) I attended the Mendocino Apple Fair in Boonville, CA. It’s not the county fair and because of that, feels much more intimate. It’s a good sized fair and includes wonderful dog trials, a contest of sheep herding and dog training skills. If are a dog lover and get a chance to see border collies herd sheep, take advantage. I tried to get a video but we were sitting too far back in the stands.
The Mendocino County Master Gardeners always participate by setting up a horticultural display, part of a yearly contest. It’s a wonderful gardening team event and I was happy to help, although my back was not the same for a few days. The theme was salsa and fiesta, and we took 2nd place.
And here are the goats, just a few pictures of the wonderful variety of goats at the fair.
My source of local goat’s cheese, Penny Royal Farmstead, had a presence. They make the most amazing cheese, one of my favorites is a fresh one called Laychee. It’s wonderful on pasta or roast vegetables, instead of butter on a baked potato or crisp toast…on anything really.
What lovely pictures and yes goat cheese is great! Wow 2nd place that is great! thanks for such a fun post 🙂
Thank you Lynz. Well, the best we get is second place no matter how wonderful the exhibit is, it’s a political thing and a local person ALWAYS gets first no matter if she sticks to the program or not. Am I bitter, no not me!
ha ha ha!! sorry but still a lovely post you win first place on that!
Hi Liz – I love goats too – I’m a huge fan of goats milk over cows milk and pick up the best quality milk at my local farmers market….
Hi Laura, me too. I’ve made goats milk yogurt which is really yummy. Thanks for visiting.
Goat tastes great! Oh.. Sorry I meant the meat not the cheese! 😉
I’ve never had goat and would like to try it. I bet it is delicious. It’s not very common here although I have seen goat tacos.
It is indeed very delicious! Although not all of it.. You really need a ‘kid’ goat for the best.. Treat it like lamb