History- Laz Ewe 2 Bar Dairy is nestled in the rolling hills of western San Luis Valley between Del Norte and South Fork, along the banks of the Rio Grande River. The ranch was homesteaded by the Knoblauch family in the 1880's. Orginally, the Knoblauch Ranch raised dairy cattle. The ranch has gone full circle with the organization of Laz Ewe 2 Bar Goat Dairy, LLC in 1996. The Knoblauch Ranch was recognized as a Centennial Ranch in 2016. The orginal cattle brand that went with homestead was Lazy U 2 Bar. When Amy and Christine started in 4-H, they started showing sheep and eventually began showing dairy goats. As a result the girls coined the name Laz Ewe 2 Bar for their registration name. After 29 years of teaching Jenny retired and they decided to make the goats pay their way by pursuing a dairy license and creating a commerical dairy. Now the dairy isn't just known for it's farmstead, hormone and anti-biotic free goat cheese but also for it's cow and yak cheeses that are produced through sustainable land and animal management practices. The land is also under a RIGHT conservation easement. All livestock are pastured during summer months on seasonally flood irrigated fields and during the winter months are sheltered and fed ranch-raised hay. The hay fields consist of alfalfa, clover, wildflowers and native grasses that are produced without the use of synthetic herbicides, pesticides or insecticides. Not only does the dairy produce cheese but the dairy is also involved with the state's raw milk share program. These programs offer individuals the opportunity to buy into the herd and as a result they receive weekly raw milk as dictated by Colorado State laws.