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Cheese Season

9 Aug

I am still milking.  I have a nice amount of milk in the freezer for next year’s kids if needed.  That means I am using the milk to make yummy stuff now.

feta and chevre draining

I started with yogurt.

plain and vanilla yogurt

Once I add fruit, it’s delicious!

peach, cherry vanilla, strawberry pineapple, and blueberry

Then I did a quart of buttermilk.  I need to start another quart because this one is pretty much gone now.  I am using it in baking as well as starting cheeses.

Some of the buttermilk went to chevre.  It takes a bit of time to make, so I want to get all my chevre made and frozen before I go back to work.

I also used some of the buttermilk to start making feta cheese.

It’s another one that takes quite a bit of time.  Again, I’ll make enough to freeze and use throughout the winter.

I’m also planning on using some of this good chevre for my next beet recipe.  How’s that for a teaser?  Then I’ll also start making and freezing Mozzarella.  That one is fast enough I can do that any evening after work, so I’ll be patient on starting that.  I also will finish filling my freezer with gallons for next year’s kids.


Friday’s Hunt v4.18

27 Oct

Welcome back to Friday’s Hunt. I want to thank everyone who joined in last week. I had a lot of fun visiting everyone who linked up. It’s very simple. Anyone can participate. The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter. Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to visit some of the other entries.

We are working on round four! It’s hard to believe. I did make a slight change. It will still go through the alphabet for the first prompt, but there are two other prompts that will change each week. As always, you can choose to do one or all. If you enjoy the week’s favorite, by all means continue to add that. If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week the topics will be: Starts with R, glow, and vegetable. I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top. I am crazy busy with work off the farm and everything on the farm right now, but I will try to make sure to visit all participants. I have to say, the change to my teaching assignment this year is really killing me. Without further ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with Q: “Quid pro quo is a phrase used in English to mean an exchange of goods or services, in which one transfer is contingent upon the other; ‘a favour for a favour’.”  Here at Eden Hills there is an exchange of sweet feed for milk.  It seems to work quite well.

Clover enjoying sweet feed.

Animal:  I was impressed that Zinnia remembered her experiences in the MGIT program and wanted to come into the milk room.  We still have to work on the graceful exit, but I think she’ll be easy to milk after she has babies next year.

Zinnia Goodberry

Orange:  Unfortunately, we’re coming to the end of the milking season.  I’m still getting about a quart a day, which is one (orange) Marvel Comic glass morning and night.  I’m making yogurt this week.  You can tell the machine is incubating because of the nice orange light.

Now it’s your turn!

Edit:  I have fixed next week’s items.  Starts with R, glow, and vegetable.  Sorry.  Work is killing me.

Time Flies

4 Oct

I don’t know how time goes so quickly.  It seems like I just get up and then the sun is going down and I haven’t taken a picture or thought about a blog post.

Embden Goose

I spent today editing photos from last weekend’s family shoot and trying to get the milk out of my fridge.  I turned two gallons of goat milk into mozzarella cheese and used another half gallon to make yogurt.  I also cooked two meals that each took a pint.  That still leaves me a little over a half gallon in my fridge tonight.  I’ll be making more yogurt tomorrow.

Sharing with SOOC Sunday and Bird d’Pot.