What is Oxalate / Oxalic Acid?*

What is Oxalate? Oxalic acid is an organic compound found in many plants. These include leafy greens, vegetables, fruits, cocoa, nuts and seeds. In plants, it’s usually bound to minerals, forming oxalate. The terms “oxalic acid” and “oxalate” are used interchangeably in nutrition science. Your body can produce oxalate on its own or obtain it […]

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What goat breeds are found on the Mt. Capra farm?

Our goats are of 4 separate varieties, all know for their production of superior tasting goat milk, and include Alpines, Saanens, Toggenbergs, and La Manchas. Mt. Capra maintains a ‘closed farm’, which means that we raise our own goats from birth, as opposed to purchasing goats from other sources. We do not bring in new […]

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What are Immunoglobulins?

What Are Immunoglobulins? Immunoglobulins, also known as antibodies are substances made by the body’s immune system in response to bacteria, viruses, fungus, animal dander, or cancer cells. Antibodies attach to the foreign substances so the immune system can destroy them. Antibodies are specific to each type of foreign substance. For example, antibodies made in response […]

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The History of Mt. Capra

Ninety years! For ninety years the history of Mt.Capra has been a part of Western Washington history. Ninety years! In 1928 a farmer by the name of Melvin Eggars opened Briar Hills Dairy and specialized in making premium raw goat milk cheeses.  After some intensive study and experimentation he also branched out and began making a whey […]

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About our Barley Fodder

If you’ve spent any time viewing the Mt. Capra farm videos on YouTube, you know that we take sustainable organic farming seriously. That’s in part why we grow our own organic barley fodder to give to our happy goats. Goats are fun and funny creatures, and they don’t like being outdoors all the time – […]

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What does prop65 really mean?

Several decades ago California enacted a law known as ‘Proposition 65’, otherwise known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. This law was meant to hold the State of California accountable to safe drinking water standards. Like most “good ideas” involving regulation, it was poorly written and quickly corrupted. Instead of […]

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Is Goat Milk Safer Than Cows’ Milk?

(For the complete article, visit the following link: https://www.mygenefood.com/dairy-dangers-sheep-goat-dairy-healthier-cow-dairy/ What is it about milk that causes digestion problems or even allergic reactions in humans? Most of the time it’s the casein protein molecule. Although both goat milk and cow milk contain casein protein, goat milk contains far less A1 beta-casein, the most inflammatory casein found […]

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