About Danielle Bryan

Danielle is the author of Pare Down, Look Up. She lives on 5 acres in central Colorado with her husband, two boys, two dogs, two cats, five goats, twelve chickens, thousands of bees and a whole lot of deer and wild rabbits who consider the Pare Down garden to be their private farmer’s market.

Simple Homemade Chèvre

Chèvre is the easiest cheese in the world to make, and it’s very forgiving. Perfect for a novice. Add fresh cracked pepper and an herb garnish, and impress your friends.

With a small herd of Nigerian Dwarf goats, my family will never be free from purchasing fluid milk. But we didn’t get these little girls for the milk. Nope. We bought them for their butterfat. Nigerians are cheese goats. Chèvre is the easiest cheese in the world to make, and it’s very forgiving. Perfect for a novice.

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Goat Dreams, Goat Realities

“Are goats worth it?” And to that one question, I can answer an unequivocal “Yes.” New skills are not won easily; they have to be earned.

I fall in love with an idea and then research it, mull it over, bathe in it until I become obsessed. And then, when I am so enamored that I don’t know what to do with myself, I present a full-fledged, new-to-you-but-not-to-me idea to my husband and we get to work. So it was with the goats.

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