Wednesday, August 3, 2011


No time for posts-- maybe I'll start posting again in October or when I go on a business trip and have time in my hotel room and am bored.

I am BUSY!!!
I can make buttermilk (with a starter and the real buttermilk left after making butter)
I can make butter.
I can make a whipped cream that will make you cry. My favorite quote from one whipped cream taster was "can I get a direct IV of that stuff?"
I have made a hard cheese (without cheese wax-- cheddar- just to see how it's done)
I'm learning sour cream-- haven't gotten it right yet.
Made yogurt but didn't like the culture- need a yogotherm bucket I think.

I can milk a cow by hand or with a vacuum pump, pasturize milk and separate it with cream separator in my sleep.

I can also throw stuff away and rearrange my house every week so that we can build closets. After 200 years or however old this house is-- we are building closets!!!!

We met a woman who grew up in this house in the 20's, 30's and 40's--- our back door was her front door. I'll write about that later but it was fascinating to view our house from her perspective.

I have so many potatoes and thank god for potato digger attachments.

I hate squash bugs-- but I love that the tomatoes are starting!!! Fresh salsa!!!
Enjoy your summer! I'm enjoying mine.
Gotta go....Making twice baked potatoes to freeze for kids-- great way to use extra potatoes!


Anonymous said...

I am so glad to hear that things are busy on the farm...You continue to amaze me with all the things you are learning and more importantly now able to have fresh when you want it made by your hands. I am soooo sorry we were not able to come to the farm on this trip. I planned to much in such a little time. I love to still read your blog and hope all is well with your family.Mayne you all will come to Florida again soon!!!! Miss you! Michele F

Toni aka irishlas said...

Glad to see y'all are still kicking!

Busy is good, but, don't forget to stop and have a Guinness every now and then :-)

LindaG said...

I am jealous!
And very happy for you. Congratulations!
Hope you all have a blessed Summer. ♥

Donna OShaughnessy said...

Sour cream. Take raw cream and forget it in your fridge for 10 days. Done

Please. Even if busy, post. Guinness and posting makes a great combo just like Toni says

SteveandAlina said...

Definitely miss your posts! C'mon, it's easy, just download Blogger to your phone, snap a cell phone picture now and then, type out a message and hit "UPLOAD". Done. Simple. Easy. :)

Shuffleboard Tables said...

Congrats. But still we know that you won't let down our expectation.