Monday, July 11, 2011

Count Your Blessings Monday!!

Here is an opportunity for all of us to give thanks unto the Lord for a blessing in our lives. If you would like to take part great. If not that is OK too. If you would like to share your blessing, just leave it in the comments. If you want to use the picture above and list a blessing on your own site, then leave a URL to your site in the comments. There is no pressure here. I just know that I am incredibly blessed and I would like to share that and give thanks to Him who all blessing come from. This is a way that we can encourage one another. I know that I am often encouraged when someone shares a blessing with me. I think that many times we forget that it is a blessing to be able to breath, to get out of bed, to hold a baby... Share your blessings with us. We can share so many other things.... special gifts, recipes, let's take the time to share how God has blessed us!!

Today, I am so grateful to have a cow in milk again. We allowed God to pick out our cow for us. He does a perfect job and knows more about the cow than we do. :) I really wanted a honey colored jersey and God gave me my desire. We have always called our farm, "Amazing Graze Farm - the land of milk and honey". We named this new cow, Honey. So maybe it should read, "Amazing Graze Farm - the land of milkin' Honey!" :)

She is giving just about 2.5 gallons a night. There is lots of cream in the milk. Here is a picture of some of her milk. You can see the cream line.

Her cream is thick and rich. You can mound it up on the spoon. Buttercup's cream is a bit thicker, but this is good stuff.

I made our first round of cheddar cheese from the milk. It is delicious.

I also made butter. I called it Honey butter, even though it had no honey in it. It was just Honey's cream.

I am very grateful to the Lord for allowing us to get this cow. What are YOU thankful for?

1 comment:

Mrs. B's Cottage said...

Oh, that wonderful Jersey cream! I remember my mother making butter from cream from our Jerseys when I was growing up.

Your cheddar cheese looks delicious too. :)