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Jumpin’ Good Goat Dairy Farm

On Wednesday after our mule ride through the mountains, Javi and I took a quick rest and then headed out to Jumpin’ Good Goat Dairy Farm. They do tours on Wednesdays of the farm and the cost of the tour includes a cheese tasting with about 20 different kinds of cheeses. The tour includes a tutorial on goat milking – they bring about 15 goats in and let anyone who wants to try hook the goats up to the milking machine. Then the tour guide explained to us how they make the cheese and took us down into the aging cave where the cheese ages before they ship it out all over the country. There are some cheeses that have been down there since 2010! El miercoles, despues de subir una montana en mula. Javi y yo nos dimos un descanso rapidito para luego salir en camino a la granja de lacteos Jumpin’ Good Goat (cabras). Tienen tours de la granja los miercoles, y el precio incluye la degustacion de mas o menos 20 tipos diferentes de queso. El tour incluye una demostracion de como ordenar las cabras – traen mas menos 15 cabras e invitan a quienes quieran a poner la maquina ordenadora en las cabras. Luego la guia nos explico como hacen el queso y nos llevo a la cueva subterranea donde los quesos se anejan antes de ser enviados a todas partes del pais. Tienen quesos en la cueva que han estado desde el 2010!

In addition to goats, the farm has sheep, cows, pigs and highly trained sheep dogs. They had a bunch of baby goats that they let us hold – I didn’t think they’d like being picked up but they were so sweet!! They stayed perfectly still and almost cuddled up to us when we picked them up it was so much fun. We learned that they put the baby goats out in the field with the retired goats and with the llamas because the llamas protect the baby goats from mountain lions! Apparently llamas can be ferocious little beasts and have no qualms dealing with predators. Pretty cool. Ademas de cabras, la granja tiene ovejas, vacas, chanchos, y perros pastores muy bien entrenados. Tenian un monton de cabritas nuevas que nos dejaron tomar – no crei que les gustaria ser sujetadas pero eran tan dulces!! Se quedaban quietas y hasta se acurrucaban en us brazos cuando las tomabas, fue tan entretenido. Aprendimos que ponen a las cabritas nuevas en el campo con las cabras que se han retirado y con las llamas porque las llamas las protegen de los pumas! Al parecer las llamas pueden ser feroces bestias y no tienen problemas en defenderse de los depredadores. Genial.
This is another thing we highly recommend to anyone visiting the Buena Vista area! We had a great time with the animals – and there were about 15 – 20 kids on the tour and they all had a ball. We also bought 4 packs of goat cheese and ate them with crackers for dinner for two nights. They had all different kinds – we bought gouda, 2 first snow and curds. SO delicious! Esta es otra actividad que recomendamos a cualquier persona que visite Buena Vista! Lo pasamos muy bien con los animales – y havbian 15 – 20 ninos en el tour que lo pasaron de lo mejor. Tambien compramos 4 paquetes de queso de cabra y los comimos con galletas a la cena por 2 noches. Tenian mucho tipos diferentes – compramos gouda, 2 primera nieve, y curds. MUY delicioso!

baby goats in the field with the llamas! 🙂

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