Unseen Treasures

Unseen Treasures

As close as she is to delivering her kids, Mae Mae has still made a point of steering herself into the milk room at every milking, even though she has no need yet to be milked. It is a surprise to me she has not made the milking room her habit this late in her pregnancies, but whatever her reasons for doing so now, it is a pleasure to see her maneuver her great bulk with such spring and spirit into her place on the milk stand.

The great size of her takes up a lot of space and so I have been leaning back against her as I milk her grandaughter Tweedle. Mae Mae doesnt seem to mind, intent as she is on her eating, and it is a comfort to lean up against so capable a mother as she. Its cozy and milking can be so dreamy, especially first thing in the morning early in the spring; its cold, Im sleepy, the days not yet begun, the seasons barely begun, but for just this moment, things are going just as I wish they would.

As the goats are peacefully eating, the rhythm of milking is my meditation and leaning against Mae Mae is my comfort. While leaning against her, I sometimes feel against my back a sharp tap, a swift kick, or a larger, more sinuous movement, and then, just as I turn my attention to savoring both the surprise and the pleasure of this, its gone and Im left with the feeling that I am at the edge of a dream and something magical Ive barely seen has vanished before Im sure that Ive seen anything at all.

Any day now....

Situated on a hill overlooking the Haw River, Three Waters Farm looks out over a mixed terrain of fields, woods, and water in the piedmont of North Carolina. We moved here in 1989 with the intent to raise our family on a working homestead. Initially we produced a mix of organic vegetables, cut flowers, goat cheese, and baked goods at the Carrboro Farmers' Market.
Since 1997, we have focused on making products from our sheep's wool and our goat's milk. We produce a variety of hand-painted yarns, and spinning fibers, and from our goat's milk, we make Goat's Milk True-soap, using our own special recipe.

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P.O. Box 100,
Saxapahaw, North Carolina 27340

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