Chicken Soup and New Heifers

Hello friends,
Whew! Tonight is a chicken soup night! Good thing I had some frozen in the basement because it was a cheese making day and so it’s time to relax. And write the newsletter of course. We’ve had three rain events recently and each one had marble sized hail and maybe a total of half an inch of rain. I’m thankful for all the moisture, but I’m not crazy about the hail. The power is on and the computer is humming along so life is good.
The two heifers are coming and going in the milking parlor without too much drama. Their udders are beginning to swell and they are starting to waddle a bit. I meant to take a picture but I forgot until it was too late, they were already back to pasture. Joselyn is due next Thursday and Billie Jean in about three weeks. It won’t be long before we’ll have cute little Jersey calves in the barn again! Then the see-saw begins. Add these two milkers, subtract two for their pregnancy vacation, and so forth through the spring and summer.
We had a full house this weekend. Christin was still on her spring break (which is now over) and Stephen and his roommate came down for the weekend. The weather wasn’t ideal but we had a good time visiting and playing cards. We sent them all back to Atchison with milk and cheese.
The next two weeks we will be preparing for two upcoming markets. The first one is the last one. What I mean is this Saturday is the last Brookside Winter Market and I will be bringing some clearance wedges as well as running the three-cheese special which is 20% off. Come join us for the last Hurrah! The following week, March 25, is the super duper annual Kansas City Food Circle Buy Fresh and Local Farmer’s Exposition. We’ll be happily snugged in the spacious Johnson County Community College Gym at 12345 College Blvd. and ready sample, sell, and just visit, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. I will have the three-cheese special that week too!
I will have mozzarella this week, and Spicy Jalapeno Fromage spread. Please remember to get your milk orders in by no later than 10 p.m. the previous day. It really helps with planning how much milk to tap into jars in the morning.

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