My husband and I co-own Flying Goat Farm in southern Maine. We have been raising purebred Nubian dairy goats since 2007 and held our Maine dairy license since 2009. Ask me anything about running a dairy, milking goats, goat husbandry, making cheese, farmers' markets, raw milk, goats for land management, etc.
I also am a vet student and have a particular interest in reproduction, breeding and genetics, so happy to talk about all that stuff too!
Ask away reddit!
EDIT: Hey guys- this is really fun and you are asking some great questions, thank you so much! I have to take a break from the computer now that the feta is draining, I don't have a good excuse to not be doing other things. I will try to come back later on and answer more questions. Thanks!
EDIT2: Ok, I'm back and there are even more questions I'm excited to answer! Just to address a couple that have been asked more than once:
We are only licensed to sell our dairy products within the state of Maine at this time. We would absolutely LOVE to send you cheese anywhere in the country, but first we need to upgrade our equipment to the kind the FDA likes to see for interstate dairy requirements.
To this end- we are running a kickstarter campaign right now and we are about halfway through our time and almost halfway to our goal. You can check out more details about what we're doing at our project page: http://goo.gl/8nTLl Also please feel free to ask questions here about our project too!
Right now you can find our cheeses and yogurts at the Kennebunk Farmers' Market on Saturday mornings, the Sanford Farmers' market also on Saturday mornings, North Berwick Farmers' Market on Friday evening, and Wells Farmers' Market on Wednesday afternoon.
EDIT3: I'm gonna wrap it up now, I think I've answered most of the questions. Gotta go say goodnight to the goats. THANK YOU ALL! This has been really fun and I never anticipated that I would get this many questions. I have to admit I've been a little bit intimidated by reddit, but y'all have made this really fun. If you want to keep up to speed on what's going on at FGF, facebook (https://www.facebook.com/flyinggoatfarm) is the most often updated place, though I'm trying to be better about updating our blog more regularly. I hope to see some of you in the future at Open Creamery Day or farmers' market! Thanks so much!