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Home Dairy

Home Dairy

Welcome to The Home Dairy.  Producing high quality, great tasting milk is the foundation for making great cheeses, soaps or even enjoying your morning cereal.  Everything comes together in the home dairy and there are many factors that can influence your final product.


In the Home Dairy section of the farmyard you will resources to ensure that you have the ability to produce the best quality milk possible.  In the left navigation column you will find helpful articles covering a wide range of home dairy topics.  If you can’t find the answers to your question there, make sure to post it in The Dairy Forum where our customers and experts will be sure to help you.

Recent Posts

Pasteurizing raw milk

While we love raw milk, we recognize that for some people, pasteurizing raw milk is a better option. Home pasteurized milk retains far more benefits than store bought milk, which is treated at a far higher temperature, which kills entirely the beneficial nutritional aspects of milk.   The process of home pasteurization is a relatively […]

Introduction: 1840 Farm and their journey to goats

My family had lived at 1840 Farm for six years before we had our first conversation about adding dairy animals to the farm’s landscape. At the time, we were keeping a flock of heritage breed hens and tending to an heirloom garden that expanded with every growing season. While both of those projects demanded an […]

Hoegger’s Christmas 2014 Goat Gift Guide

For those who love ‘us goat people’, gift giving can be a challenge. So, for Christmas 2014, we thought we would put together an ‘Ultimate Gift Guide’ to help you out. There’s something here for all kinds of goat keepers and milk aficionados, and we’ve tried to cover all budgets. So from stocking fillers to […]