Saturday, August 23, 2008

Family Party Fun Night!! Goat milk Facts!! New Ferret woes!

We had a wonderful family party night last night! We FORGOT the camera GERG! It would have been so funny too see my husband acting out in the charades game! We all had to guess which animal each other was. We played Treasure Hunt, Charades, Pin the Sword on the Knight, paper toss, and more! We had homemade Pizza for Dinner, The little ones really enjoyed preparing their own pizza, especially rolling the dough out.
We went for a nice long walk afterwards. OH I LOVE having a big family. There is always someone to talk to, laugh with, cry with, play with.
As a matter of fact whenever one of my eldest kids spends the weekend at their cousins or friends house they are VERY greatly missed. I am always so happy to have them back and the little ones are always asking " I miss so and so when will they be back". It is such a blessing to see such love.

We got a new ferret. OH Man these things really can stink. But they are hilarious. He gets into so much stuff. The kids think he is great fun! Fun except when I open the door to the cubboard and he is in the box of cereal, or when you find him in the flour bin having a hay day with flour flying EVERYWHERE and comes out looking like a ghost.

Here are a few pictures lately! off to go blueberry picking today. I found a source for Organic Blueberries. What fun!!

Before I part I wanted to post some interesting facts about raw goat milk and of course I am partial to it. And I will dig up a picture of our old new goat. We had this goat and sold her and we ended up getting her back yesterday. Bessie is the name. She is a lovely Sannan doe.
Here is some scientific info on goats milk

and some more info.

Goat Milk vs Cow Milk

· Nutrient content of goat milk is slightly less than cow milk but goat milk is more digestible because the fat molecules are one-fifth the size of those from cow milk -- making it easily tolerated by those with compromised digestive systems.

· Seventy-two percent of the milk used throughout the world is from goats. It is one-third richer than cows milk but more nourishing and easier to digest.

· The flavor of goat milk is comparable to that of cow milk. Goat milk has a milder taste.

· Goat milk has no cream separation because of smaller fat molecules.

· Goat milk contains pre-formed Vitamin A in the milk fat that allows it to be readily available for use by the body.

· Goats milk contains a more highly-evolved cholesterol than cows milk, making it more available for absorption to the brain and body. (Cholesterol is essential to the health of the myelin sheaths "white matter" of the nerves in the brain.)

· Goat milk is closer to human milk and is therefore easily accepted especially by those young or frail.

· Goat milk has an alkaline reaction the same as mother's milk. Cow milk has an acid reaction

· Goat milk does not form mucous (phlegm) and is therefore better tolerated by asthmatics and those with allergies.

· Goat milk contains more chlorine, fluorine and silicon than any other domestic livestock. Chlorine and fluorine are natural germicides and fluorine assists in preventing diabetes.

· Goat milk contains 2% curd, which precipitates in the stomach. Cows milk is 10% curd.

· Goats are naturally immune to diseases, such as tuberculosis, and are used in third-world countries to actually cure tuberculosis because of their inherent antibodies.

· Goats milk is tolerated by a compromised /damaged liver because of the smaller fat molecules and it's naturally homogenized.

· Goats milk has the ability to "sweeten" the intestinal tract and assist with constipation.

· Goats milk contains a higher evolved carotene (pro-Vitamin A). Researchers have found this to have cancer preventing properties.

Source: Natures Prescription Milk by Gloria Gilbere, N.D., D.A. Hom., Ph.D.

Of course I am partial to goats milk I have them!! It is soo much more like mommas milk then anything else.

One last thing our garden is doing pretty well, our corn is taller then the kids now, we have green beans and I will be harvesting some today and freezing.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

A day at the fair! and What do you eat? Challenge!

Man, can you say HOT!!!! it was so hot at the fair yesterday we had to leave early. The kids got to ride on some rides and that was it. We wanted to see the animals but we were melting so we went home. Here are some pics of the kids having fun however.
We bought some junk food and all paid for it afterwords. Its amazing when you eat good normally and then eat junk how bad you feel. Those of you who know us know we are on a "WEIRD" diet. :o) We eat grassfed beef, raw milk, pastured eggs even raw ones, kefir, kombucha, cod liver oil and organic this and that. And how many of you knew that Butter and coconut oil is good for you? How about how many of you know that pasteurized milk is BAD for you and can cause health problems? How many of you are eating margarine because you were told its good for you and how many of you know that high fructose corn syrup is in everything and thats REALLY bad for you. How many of you know you NEED fat in your diet more of it not less. REALLY I am serious.
Let me challenge you to take a look at what you are eating and read up here
It will change the way you think about food. I am very passionate about this because it has made us feel so much better and made us feel well. We are rarely ill anymore, unless of course we buy the junk food.
How many of you know sugar feeds cancer? Do you know that the sugar free foods cause MS symtpoms in some people and this is suppose to be good for us?
How many of you know we are being lied to by the government on what is good and bad for us?
Did you know that every day foods in the store are LOADED with chemicals, msgs, aspertame, high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils and a host of other CHEMICALS that are horrible for you. PLease for your health take a look at what you are eating daily.
Start by throwing out anything in a box and replacing your fridge with nutrient dense foods and snacks. After all our childrens health is in our hands. They depend on us mommys to keep them well and healthy. And the so called healthy breakfast cereals are not so.
I have learned so much this year and so thankful that I am researching this. My kids health depends on it. Do we cheat YEP we do but again we usually pay the price by not feeling well.

Throw out the soda, chips, cereal, maceroni and cheese boxes, corn dogs, popsicles, crackers, etc and put in veggies, fruit, yogurt (homemade or organic full fat not the store crud), kefir, crispy nuts soaked in salt water, eggs, raw cheeses, kombucha, kefir soda.

Eating healthy doesn't have to be hard. it is a way of life for sure but so worth it.

Well thats it for now. Please look at and you will be glad you did.
And if you want to go a step furthur and enjoy learning about nutrition and health buy Noroushing Traditions by Sally Fallon and The Untold Story of Milk by Ron Shmid.

Heres to health,