Yesterday was Martin’s 1st birthday. Martin is a Dogue de Bordeaux who was born in my family room. Martin’s mother, Bailey, was taken to the Gloucester County Animal Shelter a week before she was due to have her puppies. The shelter, not knowing Bailey was pregnant, contacted the Dogue de Bordeaux Society of America Rescue and they contacted me. I had a friend who was interested in adopting a Dogue and she was all too excited to adopt Bailey. And then we found out that she was pregnant with four puppies! So I brought Bailey to my home so that she could have a loving and comfortable environment in which to have her puppies. Maybe it was the stress of the situation, but Bailey rejected her puppies and myself and my husband, Tom, became “parents” to four newborns.
I decided to raise my puppies naturally and chose to bottle feed them with what nature intended – raw milk. I used raw goat’s milk from a company called Answers. Their goat’s milk is amazing – all it contains is raw goat’s milk, bacterial cultures to help keep the milk safe, honey and organic cinnamon.
To commemorate Martin’s Birthday, I made him some raw goat’s milk ice cream using Answer’s milk that he was raised on.
This recipe makes 2 quarts, or so.
5-1/2 cups Answer’s raw goat milk
6 egg yolks from pastured, naturally raised chickens – important!
1/2 cup of honey
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
1 avocado, peeled and sliced
Blend all ingredients until smooth in blender or Vitamix wet container. Chill thoroughly. Freeze according to your ice cream maker’s instructions.
Serve immediately to your favorite furry friends!
Please consider joining me today in celebrating Martin’s Birthday by making a donation to your local animal shelter.
peace, love, and plenty of tail wags~