Every time you feel in God's creatures something pleasing and attractive, do not let your attention be arrested by them alone, but, passing them by, transfer your thought to God and say: "O my God, if Thy creations are so full of beauty, delight and joy, how infinitely more full of beauty, delight and joy art Thou Thyself, Creator of all!
- Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain

You can’t get to joy by making everything perfect. You can only get there by seeing in every imperfection all that’s joy.
-Ann Voscamp

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Goat Saga Continues

Last night I gave the girls about 1/4 c. minerals, and decided to mix in 3t. DE for parasite control. Little Cupcake (lowest in the herd and usually pushed around by all)edged everyone else out and ate pretty much all of that in 10 mn. What is up?? I thought maybe selenium deficient, so gave about 1/4 c. sunflower seeds to each. Someone said maybe zinc, since they were on the alfalfa and that has a lot of calcium which may have interfered with the zinc absorption.

I added more DE to the feeder, sans minerals, and it was gone this A.M.

For now, I will give each their minerals w/ sunflower seeds on the milk stand in the evening.

The more I learn the less I know...

Also running very low on minerals. Will have to find a way to get more.


  1. oh my-there goes that word again selenium-i just posted on face book about it-suppose to be good for the heart and i need to hunt down a sea lion to get the most

  2. Very interesting to watch what is going on with the goats. I don't think they'd gobble down anything like that if they didn't need it. I think you're being a very good and conscientious goat mama!

  3. Judy- Interesting! Selenium is also very important for cell repair. You don't need a sea lion though (God forbid!), just raw sunflower seeds. :)

    Mama Pea- Thank you. :) You are always so encouraging! I saw your (or rather, Susan's) pot holders on a post of hers. They turned out so nice! I'm working on my first real "pattern following" sewing project, an apron. We shall see is all I can say. The pattern said "easy". Well, maybe for some.