Thursday, October 31, 2013

Snowflake...



Snowflake, our little doe, is barely a year old...
and was even younger when we found out she was pregnant

we weren't particularly happy as she is so young yet...
and just a wee thing...
but, the males from up yonder mountains who belong to others...
and were running wild, don't reason such matters


so, our little Snowflake, who wasn't any the wiser, carried a young one...
for a short few months

and almost a week ago...
she miscarried the kid

we were sad for the loss of the kid, which was a female...
but, we are happy Snowflake seems to be fine

we are taking advantage of her milk flow...
and she is giving us about 1 to 2 cups a day
not much, but she is very cooperative...
and is standing still for the milking all on her own


this little doe is showing promise of good, creamy milk

I kept her milk in the fridge for just one day
one day and...

knowing goat's milk is naturally homogenized for the most part...
I was pleasantly surprised...
to see a good half inch of cream sitting on top of the milk



I spooned it to see just how thick it was...
and it was thick



Snowflake, you cute doe, you...
you're a keeper

but, let's wait till you're a bit more grown-up to kid around, again, eh?


Who ever goes to war at his own expense?
Who plants a vineyard and does not eat of it's fruit?
Or who tends a flock and does not drink the milk of the flock?

Even so the Lord has commanded that those who preach the gospel
should live from the gospel.
1 Corinthians 9:7,14

May your day or night find blessing in the milk of God's grace.

4 comments :

  1. What a beautiful girl! I'm glad she's alright, in spite of her loss.

    Deanna

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    1. Thanks, Mrs. Rabe, we're glad she's alright, too.

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  2. I neever knew a baby girl goat was called a doe.

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    1. Okay, Mr. Mark, let's get technical. A female goat under a year old is a doeling. I just used half the
      name : )

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