Got Milk? We do!
We have learned in our research that in order to have truly sweet goat milk, there are a few rules to follow.
- Never milk in the barn, unless you want the milk to taste like a goat barn. I don't. So we do it in the open air.
3. Get the milk on ice ASAP.
Once it was ice cold, it was time for the taste test:
- Child number one: "Tastes kinda watery."
- Child number two: "Tastes pretty good," which is about as much of a compliment as I can get from that one.
- Child number three: I like this goat's milk. But I don't want to drink milk from any old goat. I don't know what other goat's milk tastes like."
- Child number four: First he said, "I am not drinking that goat milk!" Then he conceded and said, as thoughtfully as a three year old can, "Hey, that tastes like my milk!" He now asks specifically for the goat milk.
- Husband number uh... husband: "It tastes great!"
I did take a tentative taste and it tasted like....milk!
It may be too soon to tell for sure if my weeks and weeks of prayer have been answered, but chances are that if we were forced to wander in the wilderness (which if you have seen the roads in our town, you might think we already do that) as long as we have our goat, we would be OK! Four out of four boys agree. Bottoms up!
The most important lesson from our goat milking experience: God does answer prayers. Even ones that may seem silly. I absolutely know that if it matters to me, it matters to Him, and I am ever so thankful for that.
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