Most days it feels like we live in the Promised Land because we are so blessed on our little acre homestead. But if the criterion is a land flowing with milk and honey, this is definitely it! I have not adjusted to the double portion of milk that we are getting now that two does are being milked. My system from last year is inadequate to handle the volume and I am having to come up with new ways to store and consume the milk.
This is my second year of making goats milk yogurt. It is easy to make too and so delicious. I made a batch yesterday that will be the basis for a quick lunch or healthy fruit smoothies. A little homemade strawberry jam added to the vanilla base ... yum! I prefer sugar as the sweetener, but a good friend prefers the taste when made with honey. I will try using Stevia when that herb grows in the garden this summer, Lord willing.
Milk and honey ... well, my husband is the beekeeper, but I will assist him to extract some honey soon, hopefully this weekend. The best wax, the caps the bees lay on top of the honeycomb to seal the honey, makes the finest base for homemade lip balm (like Burts Bees). It's time to make more lip balm too.