Goat Products Worldwide and in the U.S.

There are approximately one billion goats in the world.  Of that total, about 2 1/2million are in the United States existing on approximately 152,000 goat farms.  Compared to the rest of the world, the United States is lagging greatly in the raising of goats for goat products.  There is, however, reason for hope in the […]

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Ninety Years 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 […]

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Small Farms Make A Comeback

You have all heard the rather dire prognosis about farming in America:  the big farms, the agribusinesses, the corporations, are taking over the farming industry, and the family farms are fading from existence.  This seems to be the general consensus/understanding about farming. But it’s simply not true! Statistics do point to a massive rise in […]

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The Effectiveness of Dietary and Health Supplements

A word or two about dietary and health supplements . . . The word “supplement” means “in addition to,” and that is an important distinction to understand when taking dietary and health supplements. Most adults in the United States take one or more supplements.  It is a huge market and it is rapidly growing, but […]

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Cleansing Supplements

With new automobiles it is suggested the car owners get an oil change every 7,500-10,000 miles.  The reason for this is obvious: dirty oil can cause damage to your car’s engine.  Thus, out with the old and in with the new for better driving performance. That analogy also works well when talking about the human […]

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The Power of Greens Is Here in CapraGreens

Goat milk and veggies! A strange combination? Or not? We have written before about the benefits of goat milk for your health.  And everyone can remember Mom and Dad telling us to eat our veggies if we want to grow up big and strong. So goat milk and veggies combined? Another goat milk product in […]

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Mt Capra Soap Available In Three Varieties

The majority of soaps produced and sold in the United States are water-based . . . they are made with water.  It’s an odd fact considering that water dries out our skin. On the other hand, soap made from goat’s milk can, and does, greatly benefit skin. How?  The following benefits can be had by […]

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Protein Supplements

Protein supplements . . . protein powders . . . protein shakes . . . catch words in the 21st Century for those into fitness. They can be found in any nutrition store, at most gyms, definitely online . . .  in goat milk products . .but what, exactly, do they do? Protein powders are […]

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Electrolytes

“Electrolytes” has become a catch-word in the fitness industry over the past decade, but what, exactly, are electrolytes? An electrolyte is a substance which conducts electricity when it is dissolved in water, and it is essential in the proper functioning of our bodies. To put it simply, our bodies would not function if it were […]

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A Few Facts About Lactose

If you are like most people, about the only thing you know about lactose is that some people are lactose intolerant, meaning that their bodies do not digest lactose well and they may experience symptoms such as bloating, cramps, nausea, and gas.  The majority of people, however, are not lactose intolerant and do, in fact, […]

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