Recently at the WAYFC meeting, while touring Becky‘s backyard farm and meeting her bunnies and chickens, she mentioned that they weren’t laying much because of the short days, and I commented that I am always surprised at how quickly their laying picks up after the Solstice. There were many murmurs of assent, including someone’s [...]
(Yeah, “cheese” is a verb now; why do you ask?)
In late November, I made my first goat cheddar.
It looked awesome, but it had several mishaps. First, the dog got into it while it was sitting curing on the counter (in a place where I didn’t think he could reach [...]
A while (a long while) back I was asked how the bees are doing — I’ve been pretty silent about them since I got them in April. This was largely motivated by despair. It turned out that the startup costs of keeping hives were too much for me this year, and I didn’t get [...]
This is what the morning looks like chez nous.
On weekends, Wednesdays, and every other Friday — that is, the days that i don’t have to commute — I milk my goat, whose name is Mama Goat (I’m not very creative). Garth milks on Mondays, and farm/foodie friend Laurie does Tues/Thurs/Fri-when-Garth-is-at-school.
Catching up — or trying to — on so many things these days. Hundreds of backlogged farm-related blog posts piled up in my RSS reader. Quilt fabric I bought about this time last year, washed, and stuck in the cupboard. (The other day I ironed it. It’s a step!) The Washington Young Farmers Coalition [...]