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East Texans learn everything from goat milking to solar energy at free class

East Texans learn everything from goat milking to solar energy at free class
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POSTED: Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 10:17pm

UPDATED: Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 10:32pm

Saturday morning at "Branded by Christ" Cowboy Church in Rusk, East Texans gathered for a free lesson in milking. A local farmer brought goats in and taught those in attendance how to milk a goat.

Instructors from Lone Star Military Resource Group also demonstrated how to make cheese and soap. Instructor Nate Praskey tells KETK cheese making takes a little chemistry, saying, "It's all about the different temperatures. The milk is going to coagulate and once it gets to a different temperature it's going to get to a different consistency." The soap on the other hand, is a different story. Praskey explains he uses, "rendered lard from when we butcher our own hogs. We use coconut oil, we use goat milk, and we use a little bit of olive oil. "

On top of everything else, Saturday's lesson also taught East Texans how to make their own solar energy.  Homestead Advisor Alan Herring says, "You need an inventor, small panel, so you can provide a limited amount of electricity for essentials." Herring also went on to explain the importance of this energy, saying, "If the power does go out for a limited time, this will provide comfort necessities."

The learning is not over for East Texans. Coming up May 27 this group will be holding an instructional class on canning vegetables.

For more information on upcoming classes, please visit: Lonestar Military Resource Group

 

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