We are delighted you have stopped by to visit!
New on at SDG Farm this week is cheesemaking! Pastor Bruce (who’s title only indicates one of his many roles) dove into cheesemaking with the same enthusiasm he has for Scripture, model trains, beekeeping and playing with our youngster Nigerian Dwarf goat, Renaldo.
This week was all about mozzarella – in creamy white orbs or rolled into string cheese sticks. Added bonus was making ricotta out of the whey from the moz. Pretty delicious stuff, and … not “goaty”. NAILED IT! We will play with some recipes this week (quality testing, for certain) to see what we want to share with our guests on Thanksgiving. This coming week we will try deep fried mozzarella sticks, and maybe some mini ravioli’s stuffed with ricotta and herbs. I am eager to try a recipe for sweet potato gallettes, but the ingredients – sadly – will not come from our own farm (oh but they sound tasty!)
Fiber crafts have been put on hold this week in favor of using up the many gallons of milk we have. The first batch of soap is curing, and there are more of those to come this weekend. Honey is being packaged to ship next week, and while the weather is good, we have some time to clean up the yard, fluff the compost pile, re-bed the stalls and make ready for the whelping event (sometime between Nov 18 and 24th), as well as prepare the house and kitchen for Thanksgiving guests.
One thing about modern homesteading life, there is never “nothing to do”!