Friday, February 29, 2008

Snow Day!

The weather called for maybe an looks like we have about 3-4 inches so far and it's still coming down. Looks nice, especially since I don't have to get in our van and go anywhere.

I need to bundle Miss Emily up and make our way up the hill to the cheese house and get some stuff that I need at the house. Since our van won't make the hill climb, we'll walk, slide or just mosey. Her wooden sled should come in handy to carry the stuff, hope the sled doesn't get away from me since on the way down the hill it will be carrying some expensive glass. A Lactometer, glass bottles, pipettes and some other misc. stuff. All for running tests on our milk samples that we took this morning. We do this once a month. Also check to see how much milk each cow is approx. giving us.

I've been working on getting a brochure made up to send in to the American Jersey Cattle Assoc. Still can't seem to get it right. Will try to get that accomplished today.

Was planning on going to the farmer's market tomorrow in Marietta Ohio to sell some cheese, but it looks like the weather will be keeping me home. It takes me just over an hour to get there, and I don't like to get their by sliding.

So, thanks to the snow, it's going to be a slow, lazy (sort of) day.

Thursday, February 28, 2008


Welcome to my blog.
I thought I would put this together since I have nothing else to do!
Actually, I seem to keep pretty busy. My husband and I have a dairy farm where we milk around 50 Jersey cows. I say around 50. Right now we are milking 29, it's winter, and we dry our cows off about 2 months before they have their babies, so they are not milking. Next month, I guess next month starts this Saturday, will be our busy month, we have almost 20 +/- cows due to calve (have their babies).

Also starting mid to late March we will start our newest challenge in making cheese. We made a few batches last August through October, but it was under the instruction of my mother-in-law. We did make two batches solo at the end of October, but thanks to my handy cell phone my mother-in-law was able to help us out.

We have a daughter, Emily, who will be 3 this coming May. She is full of energy, and keeps me busy enough without all the other stuff!

I cook and bake, a lot. That is why I find it necessary to have 100+ cookbooks. My favorites would have to be my Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks. I have a few that actually used recipes that I submitted.

Other than all that, it stays pretty laid back around here..... ;)
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