Friday, January 15, 2010

Trite but true

Milch means "milk" in German, while Miel means "honey" in French. We come from French and German ancestry. Then, we learned how to be a family while stationed overseas in Germany. Shortly after, God used our 2007 trip to Paris to remind us how dear he holds the desires of our hearts. This is our land of milk and our Micro herd has a name: the Milch & Miel Micro Herd.
Apparently, the Talmud explains that the bible's " land flowing with milk and honey" was actually a diect reference to goats. Goats would forage in fig trees, leaving the fruit's juice, known as fruit honey, dripping down their chins. the abundance of food allowed them to become full of milk. Literally, the land would be flowing in milk and honey. ( Ketubot 111b, Megill 6a, Ramban, Shmot 3:8).
It may not be the most original name in the world; a Google search reveals other farms with variations on the name. So, we became the Milch & Miel Micro Herd, here on SoulFull acres. This place is the realization of our hopes, the fruit of our diligence, and the nourishment for our future.
" A vision without a task is but a dream, a task without a vision is but drudgery; but a vision with a task can change the world " Chief Black Elk

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