Saturday, March 9, 2013
This is a picture of me hoping that today is an easy day. I have been so exhausted lately from the nonstop activity that I didnt wake up to feed the baby goats last night. They sure were hungry this morning. Anyway the topic of this post is cheese so I guess I should let you in on how I make the most amazingly yummy cheese from my goat's milk.
Disclaimer: Even though I personally think it is true that this is the best tasting cheese, it is still just my opinion and is in no way making me liable if someone does not like it. :)
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Today was a good day. I finally found an iced coffee recipe that I like. The recipe is on the recipe page. Putting it in a pint sized mason jar made me feel like it was more country. I also love drinking from a mason jar.
I also had fun playing with Wednesday today. He is such a sweet little goat. He follows me around everywhere like a puppy and cries if I leave him in the kitchen and he cannot see me. Another great thing about the baby goats besides the little cuties running around is that their mommas are giving us fresh milk which means cheese, ice cream, yogurt and lots of yummy treats.
The chickens are not my favorite of the animals we raise on our farm and they are the only animal that we have that my daughter absolutely hates. She had a rooster attack her when she was younger and has been afraid of them since. I have a new rooster now and he is nice but she still does not like them. I raise silver laced wyandottes and I think they are very pretty birds and they are gentle. I havent had any trouble with them at all except that a couple of the mixed breeds (we have 3 that are not pure wyandotte) will not go into the pen. They want to roost in the barn so I have to physically carry them up to the pen but besides that they are easy to take care of except at butchering time. Plucking a chicken is very tedious work but nothing tastes better then a farm raised chicken. The chickens did make me happy today when I found 9 eggs which means they are starting to lay again! Happy happy happy! I also put 30 eggs in the incubator today. I am thinking about trying to sell chicks along with growing some to butcher. I hope everyone had a great day today and are looking forward to spring as much as I am. Have a blessed day!
Friday, March 1, 2013
After my trip to the grocery store today I am more excited then ever about the replacing the grocery store challenge at www.oursimplefarm.com. I cant wait until I am spending alot less at the grocery store, the food is more healthy when you grow it yourself and alot less expensive. I am also starting to make as much from scratch as I can. Tastes alot better too.
I didnt do much today besides take a trip into town with my mom to the grocery store and the normal chores that I have to do everyday. I now have to milk the goat twice a day instead of only once. When Joy had her baby a couple months ago I started seperating him from his mom at night after he was a couple weeks old so that I could milk her in the morning so that meant I only had to milk her once a day. But, now that I have another doe that had a baby and I decided to bottle feed him I have to milk his momma twice a day. It isnt hard to do and it does not take long so I do not mind and I love the fresh milk. She gives a half gallon a day so that is enough for her baby and some left over for us. I ordered cheese making ingredients today, cannot wait for them to come. I miss my soft cheeses. The most exciting thing that happened today was when I was browning the chicken for enchiladas and I fell asleep. Wow, did the place smell smoky, lol. Well, time for this grandma to go to bed, early to rise tomorrow. I need to milk some goats and bake some bread. Blessings to all!