And, then . . . it's actually your visiting niece who discovers the snakes- much to her cousins's delight- in your stone wall. Or your sister who leads everyone to a secret park in downtown Edgartown.
My sister's crew also introduced us to a nearby goat farm during their recent visit. (Don't get her started on the health benefits of goat milk!)
At this tiny farm, our children fed grass to 'Lily' and her kid, 'Honey Pots'. My sister and I happily forked over some dollars, via the honors system, for fresh goat milk and cheese.
When we got home, we made goat ice cream. Later, we savored crumbled goat cheese over arugula salad.
Best of all, the next morning we made this simple pancake recipe. The goat farmer's, J's, go-to recipe, actually. . .
Farmer J's Goat Milk Pancakes
2 c flour (we used 1 c spelt, 1 c all-purpose)
2 T baking powder
2 c goat's milk
3 T melted, cooled butter
3 T cottage cheese
1/2 t salt
1 T sweetener (local honey/maple syrup/sugar)
1 t vanilla
Mix dry ingredients in bowl.
In a separate bowl, mix eggs, milk, butter, vanilla, cottage cheese and honey/syrup.
Combine dry & wet ingredients, stirring until just incorporated.
PS We miss you, kiwi-cousins!