Monday, December 4, 2017
The wind is howling out there and the temperature is dropping. Winter will be arriving shortly. Meanwhile a stately, almost full moon is presiding over the countryside. A super moon. Saturday morning was the best! As we were getting the car loaded up ( and I mean LOADED) for the farmer’s market, the moon was setting in all its glowing red glory in the western sky. I’m used to the sun going down there with the sky pretty light around it, but this was a dark sky and a radiant moon descending. I didn’t have time to take a picture, and I’m pretty sure it would not have been as dramatic.
The stewing hens are in. I guess I forgot to put them on the list last week, but I have them. I kinda wanted to make sure they looked okay. They do. Some are smaller, some are larger. All of them need to be stewed, (simmering!) at least 4- 6 hours, longer for an even richer broth. When they are gone, it will be several years before we have more. $4.50/lb. and limit 3.
Tis the season for sharing cheese! The sale is now ON! Buy 4 cheeses, get 20% off! That includes the Basil or Citron Fromage Blancs as well. Get a basket, some crackers, hard sausage, a bottle of wine or sparkling grape juice, and of course a healthy variety of cheese. The possibilities are endless! Now, you are not limited to 4 cheeses, mind you. It’s four or more, so all of those hard to buy for gifts will be easy. I saw some glitzy baskets in a retail store this weekend but let’s face it, there’s a lot of packaging, and not a lot of food.
Stephen has been working on our new website and it’s just about ready to go. Any day now. Really! Just waiting for the transfer of the domain name etc. I’m excited! Be sure to visit http://www.skyviewfarm.net again soon if you haven’t been there in a while.
I’m planning on being at the Brookside Farmer’s Market this Saturday from 9 to noon. Still waiting on a confirmation from the market manager though. I haven’t been there in a while so I’m sure there will be some catching up to do. If there is something you would like for me to bring and hold for you, let me know.
This week will be devoted to getting the cheese packaged for the gift bags going to the DFA with the Meat Shed. 240 quarter pound wedges of Caerphilly, and 240 quarter pound wedges of Gouda. That’s a lot of packaging. We made cheese today, and will probably make cheese on Thursday as the cows are producing very well with the supplemental alfalfa! Yum. I still have a couple of chunks of mozzarella left and a fresh supply of blueberry Jersey Silk.
Monday, December 4, 2017