Jul 1, 2011

Farm Life

Woke up to a thick fog this morning and a cow bellering in the pasture.  Turned out she couldn't find her calf.  He was laying just a few feet from her and wouldn't respond to her cries.  Not a very obedient son.

Wild stawberry season is here and, Lord willing, I'm going to get out there and pick some.  Wild strawberry jam is my honey's favorite.  And then, I hope to weed my garden for the rest of the day-after I make some cheese, yogurt and butter.

 With all of this milk coming it's hard to keep up.  I'm still looking for customers who could use some raw milk or fresh cheese, but I'm not a good salesman.  So my kitchen is always looking like a home dairy.  I still feel totally blessed with this cow and all of this milk.
 
What kinds of things do you do to celebrate the 4th?  We don't really have any traditions in our family.  We may go to a nearby town Sunday night to watch fireworks and then have a picnic at my parents house on Monday.  One thing we have done every year since we were married is to light off some fireworks of our own.  In Minnesota, most fireworks are outlawed, but the ones that sit on the ground and make a lot of noise and smoke are the ones we use.

Also, my bees are going gangbusters.  I get to put another super on today.  They've filled two so far. This is the best year I've had for bees. 

Well, the fog is lifting a bit. Time for milking and chores.  Thanks for visiting.  Hope you have a very blessed Fourth of July.
From Glory Farm

5 comments:

Mama Pea said...

I do so envy you all of your own wonderful raw milk. I'm very thankful I can buy it from a farm not too far away though. I've had a real urge lately to get into cheese making in a big way, but this summer (in the middle of our remodeling) certainly isn't the time for me to jump into that with both feet! I guess it makes life good to be always anticipating doing something new in the future. New projects, new ideas, new techniques to be learned. Life is good.

Cary Ann said...

I so want me a milk cow. My hubby says he'll buy one for me if I can find out all the info I need to know first...like how big a barn for one cow and what items I need to use to milk one and how big a pasture one cow needs. Any suggestions for me? Do you milk by hand or with some kind of milker machine?
I know how that poor mamma cow feels...I call for mine too and they act like they don't even hear me..lol :)

Gentleliving7 said...

If you lived near me I would be your best customer! What a blessing.
That poor cow...I know she was so worried. It is good that all was well.
Be blessed!

*The Old Geezer said...

I hope you find lots of wild strawberries and I also hope you and your family have a great 4th of July :-)

God Bless You :-)

~Ron

odiie said...

Mama Pea-I'm only making squeaky cheese and mozarella. I've tried cheddar, but can't get it to turn out. Hope you have a great 4th.

Jul 1, 2011

Farm Life

Woke up to a thick fog this morning and a cow bellering in the pasture.  Turned out she couldn't find her calf.  He was laying just a few feet from her and wouldn't respond to her cries.  Not a very obedient son.

Wild stawberry season is here and, Lord willing, I'm going to get out there and pick some.  Wild strawberry jam is my honey's favorite.  And then, I hope to weed my garden for the rest of the day-after I make some cheese, yogurt and butter.

 With all of this milk coming it's hard to keep up.  I'm still looking for customers who could use some raw milk or fresh cheese, but I'm not a good salesman.  So my kitchen is always looking like a home dairy.  I still feel totally blessed with this cow and all of this milk.
 
What kinds of things do you do to celebrate the 4th?  We don't really have any traditions in our family.  We may go to a nearby town Sunday night to watch fireworks and then have a picnic at my parents house on Monday.  One thing we have done every year since we were married is to light off some fireworks of our own.  In Minnesota, most fireworks are outlawed, but the ones that sit on the ground and make a lot of noise and smoke are the ones we use.

Also, my bees are going gangbusters.  I get to put another super on today.  They've filled two so far. This is the best year I've had for bees. 

Well, the fog is lifting a bit. Time for milking and chores.  Thanks for visiting.  Hope you have a very blessed Fourth of July.
From Glory Farm

5 comments:

Mama Pea said...

I do so envy you all of your own wonderful raw milk. I'm very thankful I can buy it from a farm not too far away though. I've had a real urge lately to get into cheese making in a big way, but this summer (in the middle of our remodeling) certainly isn't the time for me to jump into that with both feet! I guess it makes life good to be always anticipating doing something new in the future. New projects, new ideas, new techniques to be learned. Life is good.

Cary Ann said...

I so want me a milk cow. My hubby says he'll buy one for me if I can find out all the info I need to know first...like how big a barn for one cow and what items I need to use to milk one and how big a pasture one cow needs. Any suggestions for me? Do you milk by hand or with some kind of milker machine?
I know how that poor mamma cow feels...I call for mine too and they act like they don't even hear me..lol :)

Gentleliving7 said...

If you lived near me I would be your best customer! What a blessing.
That poor cow...I know she was so worried. It is good that all was well.
Be blessed!

*The Old Geezer said...

I hope you find lots of wild strawberries and I also hope you and your family have a great 4th of July :-)

God Bless You :-)

~Ron

odiie said...

Mama Pea-I'm only making squeaky cheese and mozarella. I've tried cheddar, but can't get it to turn out. Hope you have a great 4th.