Friday, July 24, 2009
Raw Milk and Choo-Choo Trains
I am terribly excited today. Not only did I get to hang out with Emily last night: walk, talk, drink tea and youtube ‘depth of field’. I marvel at our same geekiness. It makes me happy! We took a field trip too...
A friend of ours has show goats. They are beautiful, mod-grey colored animals (I contemplated matching their PMS color-- I might still do that). Emily and I were just taken with their beauty. I've never said anything like, "what a beautiful goat you have." Have you??
The goats are incredibly sweet and are well taken care of.
And these goats get milked everyday. And what is done with this raw milk? Fed to the cat, the dog and then the rest goes to water their yard. Seriously. It’s just dumped. Which is fine, because they didn’t have a use for it.
ME? After I gently pasteurize it this evening... I’m going to make it into yogurt, ice cream and with next weeks batch of milk, I’ll make it into farmer cheese. O my. I’m excited. I will report back here with any goat milk related projects or the PMS for their coats color (:
Next milking season, I’m thinking homemade goats milk soap sounds amazing!
And next time I'm out at their farm, I'll try to have the pictures do them justice.
On a birthday note: Truman is enjoying all of his birthday gifts, including his Elmo shirt which he lives in, I peeled it off of him last night. And his “pee-whoa” case. Wendy scored a sesame street pillow case at the thrift store and now it’s making one boy very happy. She used it as a bag for his birthday gifts. So ingenious!
Grandma P and Grandpa Carlos got Truman a train which came in the mail yesterday. He went to bed only after, Eric promised and crossed his heart that it would still be there in the morning. And this morning, we were almost late to work since we played a little too long with the train in our jammies.
Hope you are all well and have a lovely weekend. Next week I will be back to regular posting.