Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that some day I’d be working quietly one moment and the next be catching a goat mid-air, tackling it to the ground, and pinning it there until Bear could stop laughing long enough to help me.
Such was my life last weekend and I’ve been hobbling and moaning ever since. Apparently goat tackling uses unusual muscles and when you combine it with being kicked, head butted, rammed, and spat on by goats, it makes for a very achy self for a few days. OK, a week. 😉
Every few months we set aside an entire day to give our goats deworming medicine (for some reason they don’t fancy having the foul stuff squirted down their throats) and trimming their hooves (another activity they apparently liken to Armageddon). Most times they’re fairly decent about the ordeal. They don’t like it or anything, but once you get them secured in the goat crush, they generally behave themselves.
Not this time.
Merciful heavens. I swear someone stole onto our farm in the middle of the night and replaced our herd with the wildest most feral goats they could find! I’ve never seen them so feisty! Bear and I wrestled with the little blighters all day long and finally, FINALLY got the last ones done by the light of the full moon. Ayiyi.
We’ve been absolutely knackered ever since. 🙂
Good thing too, for this morning I opened the pen to discover our very first baby goat of the season!! She is teeny-tiny and cute as all get out. I got in a few cuddles while transferring her and her mother to the nursery and it made all my bruises, scrapes, and muscle aches absolutely worth it.
When you’re aching from head to toe, there’s really nothing better than a scrumptious dessert to make you feel better.
Bear and I are absolutely smitten with this one – a luscious, fruity, light as air Strawberry Cream. Dairy-free, sugar-free, and gluten-free it is so delicious you’d never guess you were actually behaving yourself in eating it.
So far we’ve been eating it as is, straight out of the bowl, but I think it would be marvelous as a filling for buckwheat crepes, frozen as a berrylicious creamsicle, or used to top a berry crumble.
What is your favorite healthy dessert?
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2 punnets strawberries, washed and hulled (about 3 cups)
1 3/4 cups coconut milk (or rice/almond/cashew milk)
6 tbsp real maple syrup
3 tsp gelatine powder (add more if you prefer it firm like panna cotta)
1/4 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup coconut milk
- Blend strawberries, coconut milk, and maple syrup in a blender/food processor until very smooth.
- Sprinkle gelatine over 1/4 cup coconut milk in a small bowl and let stand 2 minutes to soften.
- Bring second 1/4 cup coconut milk to a boil in a small pan. Remove from heat and add gelatin mixture, stirring until dissolved.
- Whisk warm mixture into strawberry blend and pour equal amounts into 6 small serving dishes. Chill 6-8 hours.