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...
Adventures in Milking or A Day in The Life

Adventures in Milking or A Day in The Life

Adventures in Milking I’ll start by filling you in on our adventures in milking. We are only milking 2 cows at the moment. It is quite a challenge but we are tough farmers and up to the task. One of a total of 6 cows did not conceive. Three others birthed calves...
Farm Animals Update

Farm Animals Update

Farm Animals Update We are responsible for quite a few farm animals – cows, sheep, goats and donkeys. Sometimes they require lots of extra assistance and attention especially around birthing time. We provide protection and care to the best of our ability....
Welcome to Farm Life Blog

Welcome to Farm Life Blog

Farm Life Blog The purpose of this blog going forward is to keep you updated on our progress with the farm and creamery. We want you to get to know us and we look forward to hearing from you in the comments section so that we may get to know you as well. We hope to...
Garden Design, hugelcultur raised beds

Garden Design, hugelcultur raised beds

Gardening in this old way is new to many.  The older ideas of using nature’s way to self-feed plant  roots with wood decomposing under your soil.Combine that example with raised beds which reduce back strain from leaning over, lessen weed problems when the...
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