During my California adventure, I visited a good friend who is working at Pie Ranch, on the San Mateo coast. The experience was deeply inspiring and provided beautiful visuals.
During my brief visit, I had the honor of milking these goats and then drinking their milk for breakfast. Milking was MUCH harder than I expected. To milk a goat or cow, one pinches high on the teat with index finger and thumb, then uses one's remaining fingers to push out the milk. Residents showed amazing skill at this, producing robust squirts of milk that resounded triumphantly in the metal milk bucket. I, on the other hand, produced feeble and infrequent tinkles.
The long-term residents of Pie Ranch live in yurts. This is the biggest yurt, inhabited by the family who owns the farm.
We sampled some of the harvest and everything was delicious, as well as stunningly beautiful.
Dulce lived up to her name, and was very sweet while I milked her. That morning, she produced a little over two gallons. The goats on the other hand, were ornery and managed to kick over the milk bucket. Repeatedly.
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