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Ghee, dirty goats, and prudish poultry. | Speedkin

Ghee, dirty goats, and prudish poultry.

Gaps Intro Day 3:  I think we’re over the hump?  At least the first hump.  Everyone seems to be a bit spunkier today.  Charlie hit a low spot yesterday, I think and Duke hit his a few hours before that.  They’re both significantly peppier today and laughing & smiling like usual.  I’ve made sure to push the (veggie) carbs, plus ginger tea with honey, to keep up everyone’s energy.  We did the yogurt sensitivity test last night and we all passed.  So, today, we’ve added in a half cup of yogurt each.  None of us are big yogurt people but it’s certainly a treat.  (We do love yogurt as a base for our smoothies but we can’t have fruits yet.)  I fermented the yogurt in the Pickl-It and it’s noticeably tastier.

Besides adding in yogurt today, we’ve also added in raw egg yolks, stirred into broth… except the stupid birds aren’t laying for crap so we don’t have many.  I’ll have to buy eggs tomorrow.  The gingered carrot ferment was done so I moved those two jars into the fridge.  We each had a spoonful of the probiotic-rich brine this morning and will see how we do with it.  If all goes well, we’ll soon be able to introduce the fermented veggies themselves.  Personally, I’m very much looking forward to that!  Starting today, we also get to add in ghee so I made about 2 1/2 pints earlier today.

Oatmeal is settling in nicely.  This morning, we moved Susie and Maggie in with him.  He and Maggie got right down to business.  Again and again and again.  Right outside my window.  Have they no sense of decency?  Sheesh.  Susie wants nothing to do with him.  I picked her and Maggie because they were both the hottest-t0-trot when there was a fence between them.  Maggie is no tease but Susie seems to have changed her morals once faced with the goods.  We may end up trading in another more receptive doe tonight.

The poultry have started weirding out.  All of a sudden, there are a gazillion ducks and chickens roaming about freely in the yard and garden — outside their fence.  We’ve changed nothing with their fencing so I guess they’ve suddenly decided the grass is greener over there.  Either that or they’re too embarrased by the goat hanky panky right in their faces and have fled for pruder pastures.  Can’t say I really blame them.

I picked what will likely be the last of the parsley and celery to add to the birds in the roaster this morning.  I think that’s the very, very end of this year’s garden.  *sigh*  Time to turn my sites to seeds for 2013!

4 Responses to “Ghee, dirty goats, and prudish poultry.”

  1. Paula November 28, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

    I thought the intro to GAPS too longer than three days to start adding food back in? I thought it was at least a couple weeks?

    Or is my thinking wrong (which it could be after all the trips to the doctors with Gran this last week).

    • Diane November 28, 2012 at 9:23 pm #

      You’re correct in that the Intro takes longer — a few weeks or even longer if you need to move more slowly. But the Intro itself is broken down into six stages and each of those usually last from two to five days each. Since I’ve got a couple of kids doing this, we’re opting for moving through it a bit on the quicker side so they don’t get frustrated. I figure we can always go back and do a second round of intro a few months down the road if we feel we need it.

  2. Gail Curry November 28, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

    sounds like ya musta got ya a buck – good for you!

    • Diane November 28, 2012 at 9:19 pm #

      Yep! He’s definitely been doing his duty. ;-)

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