Friday, April 25, 2014

Sometimes, when I'm feeling grouchy

Sometimes when I'm tired or grouchy or feeling spry and wanting to dash off on a trip or broke and feed costs seem high. . .or sick. . .or sad

I wonder how in the world I became trapped in this world of dairy goats and cows. . .

Milking. . .and milking. . .and cleaning buckets and strainers and udders. . .and bottles

And straining milk, pouring it into bottles for goats, pans for chickens and dogs and cats and kids. . .(ok. . .I do not pour it into pans for kids, you get the picture). . .

and then sometimes when I'm tired, grouchy or sick or anything else. . .

I go milk my goats and cow and plop my head over on the cow and listen to the milk in the pail and remember this is how I know where our food comes from, how I control ONE major area in our lives. . .how I GET BUTTER, and I recall my last name is "Creamer". . .after all



Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds. For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation? The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered. The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field. And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens

- Proverbs 27:23-27

"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares."

- George Washington