Tuesday 25 April 2017
A Glut Of Milk
Now Helen is being milked every morning and giving just 2pts at each milking, it wont be long until we start miking the other two as well and we will be awash with milk its time to start doing something with all this goodness,
I had six pints sitting in the fridge, first step was to put it through the separator
I got half a pint of thick cream from the six pints,
the cream I have kept to one side, in a couple of days I will do the same with the next batch and hope to have a pint of cream, I can then turn it into butter.
I heated up 2 pints of the skimmed off milk to make a wild garlic soft goats cheese
The by product of making the cheese is whey, that is kept in a container in the fridge to be used in cooking also the dogs get a small amount each morning.
the rest of the milk has been used in every day use, the next batch will be used for yogurt and more cheese.
Once milking is in full swing with all three ladies, some will be frozen for when they not being milk.
Over the week end, Martin was butchering and packing the second of the pigs, it came in at 123lb meat weigh. A lovely size.
We took a trip out to New Quay on Sunday afternoon
There was a swarm of Jelly Fish beached by the tide
There was lots of them as well and they were big,
Sol found a friend to play ball with
Tess is still unsure about the beach and sea, even off her lead she sticks beside us.
Over the week end I caught the three of the napping while they were suppose to be doing the bonfireWhile they napped in the sunshine I was in the kitchen
A seeded split loaf this time.
Today like a lot of the country we had a brief reminder that winter had not long left, hail, snow and sunshine the wind had a real chill to it, the young plants still went out to harden off, the young kids didn't mind the change in weather as they jumped and ran about, mama dove is again sitting on eggs, last week the buzzard came and took her baby that had grown and fledged.
Today I stayed in and got to work finishing off a quilt that was started some time ago.
I am now off to bed to read a book.