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hans muster
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Hi,

just met the amazing farmers who are making a crowd-founding project in switzerland.
They  bought a farm about a year ago, and want to process the milk directly to cheese. As buying a farm is almost impossible for young folks, they needed money from a bank, and now not much is left to build the processing facilities required by law to transform milk. The cheese they make in the kitchen is good, they learned to make it in the alps.

The video is great:
http://www.100-days.net/de/projekt/hofkaeserei-unter-rossgrat/project
just one sentence which needs to be translated: "as you can see, we have a lot of milk, and need to build a cheesery"

They are farmers to produce food, not to produce money.
And they do it with the hearth: the goats have horns, the cows as well, they come to greet you and want to be stroked between the horns. Why is it always the industrial farmer who have support for the things they do?

Cheers
Hans

no milk was used in the making of this video
 
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That is a hilarious video. Even though I can't afford to assist them in their fund raising I love their humor in the face of adversity.

It is so sad the expenses imposed on small farmers like this to make cheese.
 
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That was a great video. 
Lovely goats.  Are they Oberhausli?

Hope they reach their goal.
 
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I do not know much about goats, but checked with the organisation which is working for the conservation of ancient breeds. Some goats look like "Bündner Strahlenziege", and others look like the "Pfauenziege".

https://www.prospecierara.ch/de/tiere/buendner-strahlenziege
https://www.prospecierara.ch/de/tiere/pfauenziege

They look for animals which do not need anything else than hay in winter, the cows are "Rhätisches Grauvieh" and "Tiroler Grauvieh".
 
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@R Ranson: I've sent an email to the farmer asking about the goat breed(s).

He replied that they are breeding "pure breeds. But not pure breeds according to hair length, color, or... but according to local".
Basically he does the same as Joseph Lofthouse with the plants, or maybe similar to Walter Jeffries. The only thing they had to respect was first to get the goats from certified organic producers to get the certification themselves. Therefore they started with what they could get their hands on. If that is not permaculture...
 
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That's wonderful Hans. Thanks for taking the time to do that.

Those sure are happy looking animals in their video. 
 
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