Monday, July 2, 2012

These Are Blessings from the Lord...

My husband faithfully brings up our goat, Farina...

everyday, just so I can milk her for the raw goodness of fresh milk

today, she gave 6 and 1/4 cups of thick milk

and while Farina gives us milk to drink...

Ms. Ruthie MooMoo is getting ready to give us milk of her own

come the end of September or beginning of October...
Ms. Ruthie will produce a calf

while the stage is being set...
Ms. Ruthie is getting lots of field greens

and papayas, mangoes, bananas, sweet potatoes, yams

plenty water, of course

and when the starfruit trees are loaded...
she gets them by the buckets

and she doesn't seem to mind an audience

not even when she cleans her nose

she gets her treats by hand, even

yeah, it's that good

after all, the queen of the field has to be given the royal treatment...
especially when her milk will turn into butter for us in the not-too-distant future...
the Lord willing

May your day or night be buttered in the grace of God.


  1. She is truly wonderful to see how Our Lord provides.

  2. I love seeing how your cow eats all those fruits...that's amazing! Thanks for sharing such great pictures!

  3. These photos are delightful! I've never seen a cow with the lead tied to her horns, but it looks like a great idea! She is certainly enjoying her tropical diet!

    I have some questions for you: Is this your first cow and what breed is she? Will you be milking both the goat and Ms. Ruthie yourself, or will hubby be sharing the duties? I hope the questions aren't too intrusive, but I'm considering acquiring a milk cow, myself, and I like to research different breeds. Would she be a Dexter?

    1. Brenda, the lead around the horns keep the cow from entangling her neck when she is feeding out in the fields. It also helps to control her a little better when she needs leading. This is our first cow and although we have asked, no one knows here. They just call them all, cows. I do know that both the Hereford and Angus were brought down to the Caribbean in the early 1900's and I suspect our cow is a mixture. Her mother looked like an Hereford and her father an Angus. A guess on my part. Don and I share the farm duties, although he takes care of taking the goats and cow out to pasture. We share the milking. Happy and successful hunting finding the right cow for you.

  4. fresh butter, so worth the wait!
    Loved the picture with Ms. Ruthie and all the doggies:O)
    Blessings to you and your hubby:)

  5. What a blessed and blissful life you have :)

    I've wanted to get a goat, but I still need to do a lot of research to get the right kind.
    Do you drink all the milk that your goat produces?

    Thanks for sharing your lovely farm life with us !!

    Smiles :)

    1. Kerin, yes, we drink the goat's milk and use it in coffee, oatmeal and hot cocoa. The dogs get some, too. Gives them nutrients they need from raw animal foods.

  6. Oh how sweet your animals are especially your moo moo that likes to eat stars!! Beautiful picturesvLovecHeather

  7. Your hubs and mine have matching beards! I prefer cow milk to drink and have friends on a farm that bring me their surplus it is soooooo good! That is one happy cow and a beautiful goat too. It's a lovely life.

  8. What a lovely story....told beautifully in photos and verse..
    You sure have a full life...every day...something new to harvest and enjoy...

    Linda :o)

  9. Love your cow! She is a beauty!!! :o) Wish we had land for our own, we are looking!