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.
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.