Friday, March 20, 2009

Hidden Haven Helpers

With all the stress the past several weeks it was nice to have several of the neighborhood kids show up wanting to help with afternoon chores. They helped William feed the goats and sheep while I fed the other animals. Then they got to do what they have been wanting to do for a long time. Milk a goat! William let 2 at a time go in the milking stall and get a lesson on how to milk. Each one tried their hand at milking. They loved it and were so proud they milked a goat. After chores everyone had a nice cup of cold goat milk and a piece of goat milk fudge. The kids had fun doing chores and we enjoyed watching and working with such happy helpers.

14 comments:

Mildred said...

Looks like the children had loads of fun! These memories will last a lifetime for them. That fudge sounds yummy!

Raggedy Girl said...

Oh Peggy,

How much fun they must have had and goat milk is so yummy!

Roberta Anne

Christy said...

I think I need a lesson in milking. I'm still not happy with the amount I'm getting. And a recipe for goat's milk fudge would be great!

Patrice Farmer said...

Thats nice that they helped and were so patient until they could milk the goat.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

That is so neat --not just for you, Peggy, but for the neighborhood kids. They learn alot about your animals, and you get some much-needed help. That is so great!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

rebel said...

How sweet and how fun for everyone!
It's always good to know how to milk a goat or cow.
I remember the movie 'Meet the Parents' where Gaylord talked about milkin' a cat. LOL

Amy said...

How fun and yummy!

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

Peggy, you could run a child day camp. They sign up for a week at a time and the parents pay you BIG MONEY.

JoyceAnn said...

Looks like the kids had a fun time milking , what a great experience for them.

It's wonderful of you and William to spend time with the neighborhood kids , teaching them about milking goats , they 'll never forget your kindness.

~ Spring Blessings ~
JoyceAnn

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

What a wonderful time for children. To be close to production animals.
I did not grow up near a farm when I was a child. I had to get my fill at the Royal Ontario Agricultural Fair and the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto, a couple of times a year, where I spent most of my time there wandering through the livestock buildings taking it all in with all my senses and dreaming.

amelia said...

That's so great and wonderful for the ids.
I spent a while on a farm as a child and, to this day, have never got over the fascination of milking and feeding and all things farm related. Only a farm like yours though, I could never be happy on a farm where the animals were there just to be sold for meat.

Dana said...

Thats sweet Peggy:) Does goat milk taste similar to store bought milk.I see the goat milk in the stores. My sister was given goat milk as a baby and she was a fat baby.

Flip Flop Floozie said...

FIRST...I love the look of your new blog!! Very pretty and Springy!! That is what i was trying to do but i love yours best.
Has William got his truck fixed yet? I totally understand how it is...At least you have savings and well ours is gone...what little we had...GREAT!! We are still hanging in there. You have a birthday this week and I have surgery...smile!!

The Mind of a Mom said...

Hey Peggy

We need to talk to you, we are heading to Virginia Beach for a soccer tournament in August and we wanted to take a detour and visit the Haven! We need to see my Goat-Daughter :o)
Play with Diva and Oreo...

Take Care
Talk soon