Monday, April 21, 2014

I Tried Goat Milk!

Have you ever had fresh goat milk? I tried it and it was great! I guess I need to explain...
There is a goat farm in Singapore called Hay Dairies out at the Kranji Countryside . I was wandering around the other farms out there when I came across the Hay Dairies unique billy goat sign.

 I walked around the fenced area and noticed how clean everything was. There must have been 300 goats but it didn't stink.

I then walked up to a viewing stand and was amazed to see a group of about ten goats being calmly led up a ramp to the milking area. As each goat stood at it's appointed stall eating some food, a man gingerly lowered a bar over their necks so as not to hurt them. This bar held the goats in place so several men could clean the goats and then hook up hydraulically operated milking machines to each animal. I guess the goats are very used to the process because they all stood still as the pumping machine was turned on. The process took about 10-15 minutes and then the animals were led off to allow another group of ten to go through the same process.

As I walked around there were a few signs explaining a lot about the goat business (Yes, even though I am a cat, I can read quite well!) A very nice gentleman spotted me and asked me if I would like to try some fresh goat milk. I can't speak but rubbed up to him indicating I would love to try some. You see, my parents won't let me drink milk. Since they were not around I figured I should try some.
The nice man opened a little bottle that had been chilled and poured it into a bowl for me to try. Wow, was that good stuff! It is smooth, creamy, and sweet tasting.

Unfortunately, the gentleman had to get back to his work. The whole time I was there, there were cars driving up with people who wanted to buy some milk. One guy had a truck marked Goat Cheese. I guess he must get the milk from here and take it to be processed somewhere else.

I hated to leave but I had to get on down the road to my next stop...a Koi fish farm. I wonder if they were going to let me eat a Koi or two?

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