Hi! Its The Beebs Again! It's the second time I am trying to type this post as Blogger just went ape with the formatting first time around... Anyway, it's me again because I realised that I had completely forgotten to do my Miaow Miaow meme yesterday, so here goes:
1. Where do you like to hang out?
In the cat run, or even better, OUTSIDE! Otherwise, somewhere comfy to nap, such as #1's bed!
2. Who is your kitty crush?
Well, I am a bit of a young cat about town at the moment, and no-one has expressed any particular interest in me so far...
3. What is your favourite scent?
4. What is your favourite TV show?
I am with Mama Tama in that I don't really watch TV...
5. What is your favourite feline wisdom?
"Purr Your Way Through Life"
#1 taking over here as I have some questions for fellow blogging humans today. Yesterday, I had the privilege of visiting a centre that produces fresh mare's milk, using draft horses, mainly Percherons. Mare's milk is excellent for anyone with allergies to cow's milk and is also good for people with certain skin conditions, such as eczema or psoriasis. The mares are kept with their foals. They are not milked at all for the first five weeks of the foal's life, and then spend 8 hours a day in special milking sheds. The rest of the time, they graze freely in vast pastures. The three milkings yield 8-9 litres a day (as opposed to 25-45 litres for cows). The foals are always present as a mare will not give milk unless her foal is there. The operation is certified organic.
In the milking shed, supervised by one of their gorgeous Bergers Picard
Heading back out to the pastures mid-afternoon:
Catching up on the gossip...
Smaller pastures for mares with very young foals
The milk is naturally low fat but tastes sweeter than cow's milk, with a little nutty after-taste. I find it quite delicious. My questions to you are: How do you feel about mare's milk? Would you try it/buy it? Do you find it a strange concept? Do you think there is anything wrong with milking mares? I look forward yo your thoughts!
Regular programming will resume tomorrow!