Jumpin Goats and Free Camping in Colorado
We were on our way from Breckenridge, CO to Taos, NM and this little goat farm was on our route and just what we needed to warm our souls in the middle of winter.
Dawn, the owner, farmer and cheese maker, showed us around the farm and even let us snuggle up with some of her favorite kids.
We learned a little about the goat’s diet, how important the right grass is to the flavor of the milk, and how the ladies refuse to milk when the boys are around. Apparently, goats are a little more high maintenance and sensitive than cows.
This furry red haired beauty was the sweetest little cow!
Oh, the baby’s! These little goats are so sweet and cuddly that I asked Dawn if they’d be willing to trade two cats for a baby goat. Sadly, she didn’t go for it.
We didn’t make our way into Buena Vista (a shame I know) because we were enjoying the peace and quiet of the farm. We heard there is a great distillery in town along with some fantastic eating and plenty of white water…so I guess we’ll have to come back another time.
We did however make off with a nice chunk of peach chipotle chevre in our fridge! The farm store will sample anything you want to try and somehow, Jason managed to snap a photo of the cheese curds and yet we didn’t taste them?!? We’ve never had goat’s milk cheese curds before and now after posting these photos my curiosity is going to kill me. So please, if you make it there before we do again, let us know how they are! Remember if they don’t squeak, its not legit!
From the moment we pulled up, to the moment we left it was quiet and calm on the farm (granted it was below freezing); and our stay provided some much needed time to relax and rejuvenate before our next adventures in Taos.
Have you stayed at this Harvest Host farm or another one we need to know about? Share your favorite farm stays, your cheese curd experiences and any thoughts in the comments below!
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