September 27, 2010

An Unwelcome Guest

I can hardly stand to look at this picture (FYI - I did not take it - Allie did).
I'm sure our slithery friend eats lots of mice, but even so, I am now looking in all directions before I enter the barn.  He is actually up in the rafters in this creepy!

September 07, 2010

Allie's Braces Are On!

This photo was taken against her will.

I Made Ricotta!

It was very easy to do and the flavor was wonderful! I made stuffed shells with it, but next time I am going try something sweet :O)

September 01, 2010


After 3 days of "practice" milking and giving it to the pigs, chickens, and cats; we are finally ready to bring the milk to the table!  We have decided to keep the calf on Beatrice and milk her once per day (in the evening). 

Tonight she gave us 1.5 gallons of milk - probably closer to 2 if you count the rations for the cats and dog.  I'm sure she could produce a lot more milk than this, but it is already more than we would normally use in one day.  Tomorrow we will attempt to make butter :O)