I hope you had a wonderful week! We did a lot of work around here. We always work hard, but it seems that when fall is on the way we do more work. We try to get the stalls cleaned, the chicken pen cleaned, and garbage picked up out of the pasture and other areas. We get new animals, and sell the ones we don't want anymore. We make sure all the animals have good shelter for the winter, and that the fences are in good repair.
Today I thought I would show you a little bit more about Echo and what the milker looks like when it's milking her.
That's a lot of milk that's being sucked into the tank!
When I'm done I filter the milk and put it in gallon jugs, cool it a little bit in ice water, and then put it in the refrigerator.
The cream goes into the jar.
I love to watch the milk and cream in the two plastic pieces
near the middle of the milker.
|The curds are in the spoon.|
The whey is the liquid in the pan.
I give some of the whey to the chickens.
Most of the whey goes on the garden.
Whey makes good fertilizer and helps the garden grow!
|Quin loves curds! Whenever we make cheese he always |
wants a little bowl filled with soft curds to eat.
|Sully is 8 years old.|
That's older than most First Graders!
He's a good cat.
He loves living on a farm.
|Can you tell this is his favorite chair?|
He doesn't like the dogs very much so he finds a spot in the house
where he can sit and relax with out the dogs bothering him.