|Laura and Wisdom|
Wisdom was conceived through the use of artificial insemination, along with a hormone protocol, which turned out to be useful to get her mom to ovulate. Willow had been cystic, with a follicular cyst, so she was coming into heat more often than she should, but not ovulating. This protocol used to sync her and another goat was beneficial to them both, for I believe the other goat had a luteal cyst, as she was not coming into heat at all, which can be caused by a luteal cyst making her body think she is pregnant. Both of these conditions are not supposed to be common in dairy goats, but were recognizable from many years of working on (cow) dairy farms.
One of the "hormones" used in the protocol is actually a prostaglandin, which is a class of lipids that are physiologically active throughout the body and have hormone-like effects. These lipids have 20 carbon atoms including a five carbon ring and are derived from various fatty acids as they travel through a series of enzymatic reactions. They end up causing either good or bad effects in the body, depending on what kind of tissue, metabolic pathway, and receptor site are involved. For example, this one I used causes the corpus luteum in the ovary to regress, which tells the animal she is not pregnant and she should produce and cycle more eggs to ovulate. So, Willow became pregnant from these amazing little guys that I look at under my microscope at breeding time, and at the end of the five month pregnancy, her own body produced the same prostaglandin, PGF2a (alpha) to regress the then-present corpus luteum and bring on labor and birth, which is aided by another prostaglandin involved in uterine contractions, PGE2. Another example is the prostaglandins that have to do with causing and regulating inflammation; some of the anti-inflammatory medications out there are those that get in the way of and block the metabolic pathways that produce the inflammatory prostaglandins.
"The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way, but the folly of fools is deceiving." Proverbs 14:8
This shall be Wisdom's verse. We are at a time in our lives where we are discerning our way forward in life, picking the path that shall lead to ever more abundance and life.
Sophia's verse when she was born was: "But wisdom is justified of all her children." Luke 7:35
Check out this amazing sermon written by Charles Finney in 1842 about Sophie's verse. It seems to relate very much to the name of my business, Wisdom Resonates LLC. I shall study it and expound on the business name in my next post.
May you become ever more wise as you make your way through this life.
Wisdom & Blessings,