Hanging out with the newest flock…
They’re getting so big! It’s almost hard to believe they’re only a couple months old. I’ve been taken care of them for the two weeks Mum’s been on vacation, and they’ve been getting more and more use to me spending time with them and touching them. Quite a few will be calm now when I pick them up and pet them, which is quite fun.
This one was perched on my knee while I knelt down to take pictures.
Mum is creating another batch of homemade villi, similar to yogurt, from the raw milk we buy from an acquaintance. Villi works well with raw milk and at room temperature, so the goodness of the milk never gets cooked out – just added to.
She heats the milk enough to give the culture a friendly environment while it sits in glass jars on the counter all day, wrapped in a towel. After that we keep the jars in the fridge. When the current batch starts to get low, we save part of it to be the ‘starter’ for the new batch.
Villi a little more sour and a bit more runny that yogurt, but once you get used to the taste it’s quite good, and it’s very healthy. Between eating this and ‘sunning’ the back of my throat, I got over a bout of strep in a couple days instead of a week or longer like it’s always taken before.
In the background, you can see ripe papayas and a ripe guava, and the yellow labeled plastic jar is our kitchen supply of coconut oil.