Cheese….Get It Here

goat farmIn France, you eat a lot of really good cheese. It’s easy to come by whether at an outdoor market or the farm where it is actually made.

French farmIn some cases, the farm may include a winery, so a stop is a two for one opportunity.

French farmStopping at this goat farm was a real treat not only because we learned a bit about cheese making but we glimpsed real farm living.

French goat farmOf course, there were the goats, totally nonplussed by having people staring and photoing them.

French goat farmThe little ones were more curious and stuck their heads through the railings to nip at fingers and clothing. Some were a little jealous when this newborn was about to be bottle-fed.

French goat farmThe effort proved to be easier outside the cage.

French goat farmGenerally, baby goats can walk when they are little more than 24 hours old, but this fella is struggling. His forelegs were tucked under when he was born and aren’t quite ready to support him. Another week and he’ll be frolicking with the others. By the way, if you want a male baby goat, the price is about $2. Evidently, they are not as desirable as the female milk producers.

French goat farmThis farm is about more than goats. There were all kinds of animals walking around, and it seemed that all were begging for attention. Should I tell you they were not disappointed!

French goat farmWith its beautiful setting

French goat farmand playful animals, this was a place to spend hours just watching the goings on. Oh, the cheese was really good, too!

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  1. Family Fun Day. Sunday April 7th 11am-3pm . Free to the public. Weather will be great so you can enjoy the baby goats and baby lambs. Take farm tours and see how the delicious Humble Heart Goat Cheese is made. Sample fresh cheese and goat milk ice cream. Take pictures of your kids with our kids. Working on a picnic area so bring your own blankets. Jenny Johnson, Independent Chocolatier with Dove Chocolate Discoveries, will be pairing some of our delicious cheeses with exclusive Dove chocolates for a unique tasting experience.

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  3. Linda, you got some great photos…the kids are so cute!

  4. Forgot to tell you that hubby and I are going to Spain for two weeks in June to be with our daughter and sil. Hoping to hop over into France.

  5. Oh my gosh, this farm looks like such a fun place! I love cheese, any kind of cheese. the baby goats are so sweet. Love the other animals too. I have a link party, Share Your Cup Thursday. It’s about sharing what makes you happy. I would love if you shared this!

    1. Thanks, Jann, for your visit and the link tip.

  6. What fun photos, and that stack of cheese, wow! What a wonderful outing! You do get around!!!

    1. This seems to be my year for travel.

  7. nutsfortreasure May 16, 2013 — 11:38 am

    OH that cheese looked YUMMY and the animals all so CUTE how could you stand it 🙂

    Nice to see you again

    1. Who can get enough cheese inFrance when it is all so yummy! It’s always nice to hear from you.

      1. nutsfortreasure May 17, 2013 — 3:05 pm

        So nice to see what you have been up too 🙂

  8. I have $2, I want a goat…or two! Such sweet faces and wonderful setting! Your last photo is adorable and the cheese is a bonus!

    1. You might have a hard time getting a goat through customs, but at that price it’s worth a try!

  9. Loved seeing the great pics and goings on at the farm…the cheese looks wonderful…Looks like you are having a great time!!!

    1. After visiting a number of chateaus, the goat farm was a nice break.

  10. I’ve always loved goats…the county fair variety! It was neat to see these cuties, especially the newborn and that gorgeous white one. And I LOVE goat cheese! Thanks for sharing, Lulu!

    1. What I learned about goat cheese is that there’s considerable difference between newly made and slightly aged with the latter being my preference. Also, the French version tasted quite different from ours I thought.

  11. Ummm for cheese…?

  12. My French Heaven May 15, 2013 — 2:14 pm

    Great post darling! Come back soon!!

    1. Thank you. My hubby said tonight he would like to explore the Bordeaux region and I told him I knew a great place to stay!

  13. Wow…a real working farm! I grew up visiting by grandparents’ farm in Kansas, and this brings back memories! I don’t recall them having goats, but still…fun memories!

    Ya think maybe those other goats were a “a little jealous” about the newborn being bottle-fed? A couple of them look as though they’re carrying out an evil plot to assassinate the lady!!!!!! That’s so funny!!! I felt for the little guy who couldn’t walk yet. I hope the others don’t pick on him. Fun fact about the going price of a male goat!

    Goat cheese is really good, and you got to taste the real deal right out of the hatch! That’s fabulous! You really had a great adventure!!!!!!!

    1. You would not have liked the way the other goats treated the little guy whose legs wouldn’t hold him. He was very glad to be taken from the pen.

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