As hard as it is to believe, after 37 weeks and 22 different cheeses, our first full season of milking and cheesemaking for our herd-share has come to a close. What a season it was! Finally, after years of planning and preparation, we started to live our dream of providing local and sustainable food to our community. It has been incredibly fulfilling and we are so thankful for our amazing herd-share members who decided to jump on board and give us a chance. We'll be back at it in May and can't wait!
Among the more exciting aspects of moving to our farm last spring was the prospect of having our own blue eggs. At least for Eileen it was. She was obsessed with the Araucana breed of chicken that is known to lay beautiful, pastel blue eggs. Within the first week of moving to Little Seed Farm we were on the hunt for local breeders that had an Araucana laying hen.
It's official, I'm "nesting"! I've entered this interesting stage in my pregnancy, the final stretch, where all I can think about and all I want to do is prepare for our baby's arrival. While with most women this stage involves massive amounts of cleaning, for me (unfortunately for James) it means an obsessive unending stream of creative projects!
I've always loved the concept of using animals as lawn mowers. Since well before we had any animals I dreamed of ruminants grazing the lawn and never having to worry about a mower.
So when I saw our pals at Rough Draft Farmstead posting about their Lambmowers and simultaneously engaging in a "animals as lawn mowers" conversation with a Facebook follower, I got back to day dreaming about the day when lawn mowing and weed whacking would not be necessary.
Many of you have probably seen photos of our cheese and ramblings about a "cheese herd-share" or a "cheese CSA" on Facebook or Instagram and wondered what was going on. Well, let us fill you in, because it's been a huge leap for us this year and we just realized that we never posted about it on the blog!