A few reminder emails from some of you and here I am finally getting around to updating our blog. Thanks for the nudges.
Last weekend's snow was fun. Andy is quite the man with a shovel! It took him the better part of five hours but he made sure our customers could come get milk. I was super impressed with what a neat job he did... he even created pathways to the water and house so we didn't have to trudge through the snow. He never fails to impress me.
A slacker he is NOT!!
As is probably somewhat imaginable... winter is a rough time of year to be milking. Its rough on us and its rougher on the cows. To give our cows (and ourselves) somewhat of a rest we switched to once a day milking at the start of winter. We have certainly been enjoying the extra time together and have been finding ways to make the most of this time. I have been baking more.... the smell of fresh baked bread is just intoxicating and when combined with a pot of bubbling chicken broth in the works..it's just pure heaven. For me, snow days are spent playing with the kids and baking!
With February fast approaching and cabin fever setting in... I am finding myself focusing on spring. It's time to start planning our garden.... always an exciting venture. As usual we will stick with heirloom varieties of veggies and fruits. Last year we didn't get a garden in since we moved in July. I am super excited about this year's garden! We have some serious projects lined up for spring... one of which will be building a bridge! We are planning a couple of farm work weekends to get that project completed..... so for those of you itching to roll up your sleeves and pitch in we can put you to work! I will have more information on dates, etc much much closer to spring. For now... we are planning and budgeting.
Our first calves of the year are due in Feb! Keeping our fingers crossed everything goes according to schedule and without complications. Our milk supply is so tight right now... looking forward to some breathing room and cream! I really miss cream.
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