I needed to post today to properly thank everyone who has donated, volunteered, mentored, and supported us! It is hard believe we have come so far. As of yesterday, we are once again a Grade A Inspected Dairy! This absolutely would not have happened without your support and help. Getting our Grade "A" at the new farm is the first step in making cheese again!
I have been all aflutter looking at cheese moulds, forms, tools, and getting incredibly excited! So many choices! It is both fun and a little overwhelming.
My teeny tiny cheese vat!
Now, on to focusing on finishing up the cheese rooms! All that is really left is putting the tin on the walls, hooking up the sinks, an finishing the cave. Simple.. right? My cheese vat arrived a few weeks ago. I stop in and say hello to it daily.. cannot WAIT to get to using it! It is a 30 gallon cheese vat.. small enough to work with as little as four gallons of milk up to thirty gallons. Perfect size for me!
So, how do we finish? Well, a good friend made an awesome suggestion. Let's have a work party! Heck, let's take it one step further and have a work party / mini festival here at the farm! So.. August 3rd and 4th Farm Fest 2013!
We have bands offering to come play all day Saturday and some on Sunday too. We will provide a farm fresh dinner on Saturday (pulled pork anyone!!). Potluck lunch on Saturday.
Many hands make light work! With a little help from our friends we can finish this whole dang barn! Don't like the idea of working in the barn? We could also use help in the garden! A little work and a whole lotta fun is what we are planning. Come, bring the family, enjoy the music, help out on the farm, eat some fantabulous grub and if you are up to it... bring a tent and stay the night! We can have a bonfire and roast marshmallows, relax and enjoy the countryside.
What to bring? If you have a drill, bring it, if you have a ladder grab that too, gloves, a camp chair, dish to share for lunch, to save on trash bring a plate, bowl, utensils, and a cup, swimsuit for the kids.. they can play in the sprinkler, and anything else that springs to mind. Feel free to set up camp if you want to stay the night. We have plenty of room!
As bands confirm and we get a schedule together I will post on Facebook and our website. We also have a facebook event set up. This is a party in progress!
Can't come but want to help? Our online donation is still active, and there are still many supplies needed.
Again, we are so thankful for all the support everyone has shown!
Artisan Cheesemaker. Lover of all foods dairy..