Winter on the Farm

Winter on the Farm

Winter on the Farm Winter on the farm lately has been very wet. The building site is really, really muddy. And it’s not just any mud. It’s this sticky stuff that clots up on your boots. Literally, there is an inch of mud that is loose on the surface. When...
Cow Agenda

Cow Agenda

Cow Agenda You think you get the cow agenda and then you don’t. This post is a little peak into some of the great insight we have into the lives of animals. It is so enjoyable to get to know the various species that we have. The cows are peaceful and placid and...
Creamery Construction Update

Creamery Construction Update

Creamery Construction Update The creamery construction is coming along nicely. The top concrete block rows are finished up to the floor heights . . . finally. To be clear, I mean the floor level for both floor heights. There is a 28″ difference. The barn floor...
The Garden and the Creamery

The Garden and the Creamery

The Garden and the Creamery One of the first things that Scott did when we “retired” to the farm was build me this really fantastic garden. It is made of cinder blocks. You can read more about it here. He created it to be a permanent structure, requiring...
Peaceful Heart Cheese

Peaceful Heart Cheese

Peaceful Heart Cheese We made cheese again on Monday. This time we made ‘Peaceful Heart’. It is a semi-soft, washed curd cheese which makes it deliciously mild and creamy. We will age it for around three months. The interior of the cheese has tiny holes...
Animal Husbandry and Farm Exercise

Animal Husbandry and Farm Exercise

Animal Husbandry and Farm Exercise In this post I want to give an update on our animal husbandry tasks and expound on how much exercise is a daily part of farm life. Over the past couple of weeks we have trimmed hooves on most of our small goat herd and sheep flock...
Picking Blackberries

Picking Blackberries

Picking Blackberries There is nothing more satisfying than harvesting your own food, especially when it comes to picking blackberries. Or blueberries for that matter. Or tomatoes and potatoes. Anyway, this evening it was picking blackberries. I have about three...
Cheesemaking in Pictures

Cheesemaking in Pictures

Cheesemaking – an Introduction I wanted to share a few cheesemaking ideas and pictures. I hope this is interesting for you. This won’t be too detailed yet should help make understanding what happens clearer. I hope to stimulate your appreciation of the...
Making Cheddar Cheese

Making Cheddar Cheese

Making Cheddar Cheese Making cheddar cheese on Monday was a special event for us. I was ecstatic and enthusiastic throughout the all-day process. It has been along time since we have made this cheese. It requires an immense amount of pressure to form the curds into a...
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