With my dairy fairy still out of action, I have been busy trying to make all the extra Xmas cheese, pack it all up and deliver it. It's a bit of a struggle I must admit but I can't complain - it's so much better than not having any milk or cheese like last year. Remember how dire our winter was last year?? Mmmm .. don't want to go through that again. Much better to be snowed under with cheese than have none at all.
Our lovely goatie helper Anita came with me to help make cheese last week .. And a great help she was too! Here she is looking proud with her cheese at the end of the day:
And here's an interesting picture of me in the maturing room .. how many legs does this cheesemaker have?!
And lovely Edmund from Perry Court Farm brought over a couple of bags of sprout tops for the goaties. Here's Betty, Wilma and Chickweed enjoying their treats at milking time:
And who is this handsome chap at the back gate of the milking parlour?
He was soon joined by mum Valerie:
I think that's what is known as a 'hard stare'!!