Raw Moo-staches and The Farm

It’s raw and it’s legal.

Here in Mexico we are permitted to purchase raw, unpastuerized cow’s or goat’s milk.  So we are now getting fresh raw goat’s milk up the hill from us, where Everette first experienced el pajarete.

Not the best place to park the van when the herd hasn't arrived home for the night.

Not the best place to park the van when the herd hasn’t arrived home for the night yet.

At first we just used an old glass peanut butter jar to see if the kids were going to like drinking the goats milk.  We used to get some from friends of ours (in Canada) but you know how taste buds go with kids.

 Today they like it.  Tomorrow its absolutely gross.

But the kids drank it down lickety-split, so we decided to invest in one of those nifty-looking milk canisters so we could get ourselves a few litres at a time.  

Litres marked off on the outside we can see about how many litres we get.  It’s been taking about 7-8 utters to fill the container up each time.  The cost?  40 pesos.  That’s approximately $3-$3.50 for 4 litres of fresh, raw, enzymatically active milk.

While we wait we wander around the farm, and in amongst the goats.  The children love it here with all the different farm animals.  What child wouldn’t?

The Cat

The Cat

The children would love to sneak a puppy home

The children would love to sneak a puppy home

A kid sucks Gaelyns finger, but no refreshment.

A kid sucks Gaelyns finger, but no refreshment.

Turkey

Turkey

Keeping the younger ones away from the milking-in-progress

Keeping the younger ones away from the milking-in-progress

As soon as the milk is collected our kids start drinking it up.  

Goat’s milk is very frothy, so that’s what they get off the top.  But the rest of it is naturally homogenized, so when it sits for a while it doesn’t separate like cow’s milk will with the cream rising to the top. This is smooth & consistent milk with the occasional stray goat hair, so we take the rest home and strain it through a silk milk bag.  

It’s a treat at home still warm with some chocolate stevia added (that’s the way I like it).  Some pour it over left-over rice and make it into rice pudding, while others pour it over ice cubes.

Laars slurps up the top foam.

Laars slurps up the top foam.

Toveli LOVES the goat milk.  Warm and fresh, poured over ice, or chilled in the fridge.  I think she's the biggest fan.

Toveli LOVES the goat milk. Warm and fresh, poured over ice, or chilled in the fridge. I think she’s the biggest fan.

 

5 thoughts on “Raw Moo-staches and The Farm

    • Hey, Mark, you take the road off the hwy that goes up to the Int’l school on the hill, but then continue on without turning right (to the school). It’s a ways more down that road, and thru a very, very rocky driveway entrance. Can’t be in a hurry.

      • Yeah. I know that road. We drove up to the top where the “municipal park” has picnic areas and ponds. There was a little farm on the left with barking dogs (before the road veers right). You’re right… can’t be in a hurry.

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