[Sca-cooks] Favorite Healthy period dishes, recent study on vitamin absorption

Laura C. Minnick lcm at jeffnet.org
Mon Aug 14 19:54:37 PDT 2006

At 07:45 PM 8/14/2006, you wrote:
>What makes you say that sheep milk is healthier than cow milk? Also,
>given the number of manuscript illos that show cows being milked vs the
>number that show sheep being milked (I cant think of any, actually...)
>what led you to believe that non cows milk would be so prevalent?
>--Anne-Marie, who grew up on goats milk....

I can't address the health of sheep's milk, but there's a great sketch of a 
sheep being milked in the Lutrell Psalter- the pic where the sheep are in 
the pen. There's a guy milking a sheep right in the middle.

I drank a lot of goat's milk as a kid too- we lied across the street from a 
family who raised goats. And when they went on vacation, I did the milking 
(and I think I could live the rest of my life without ever doing it again). 
But my older daughter, Anne-Marie (SCA Rotrude), is allergic to goat's 
milk, and breaks out in a very exciting rash. I've wondered if it had 
anything to do with my consumption as a kid. (pun not intended- it just 
horned in there...)

"It is our choices Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our 
abilities."  -Albus Dumbledore

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