Thursday, June 2, 2011
Goats are intelligent, loving creatures with an eager to please disposition. They were among the first domesticated animals and their desire to develop a deep bond with the herd keeper is evident.
65% of the milk consumed worldwide if from goats. A well cared for, mature doe can easily produce over a gallon a day. Goat milk protein contains all the known essential amino acids, including a much higher content of medium chain fatty acids. It also contains A and B vitamins and minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium and phosphorus. The unique molecular structure of goat milk not only makes it healthy and easy to digest but it is also beneficial when applied topically. With its natural emollients, goat milk can relieve dryness and restore a supple softness to the skin. Goat milk nourishes the body inside and out.
While I milk my mind often drifts to the people all over the world, throughout history, who have sat down next to a goat to do the same thing in the same way and I feel as if this time honored tradition connects me, in a deeper way, to humanity.