Monday, July 12, 2010

Summer time

And the living is easy, or so the song goes. Weeds, weeds, and more weeds in the garden! The only thing good about them is the chickens enjoy eating them. Of course, someone (me) has to pull them for that to happen. We are keeping the chickens in their yard, away from the dog and the tomatoes! The first tomatoes are almost ready. It will be a big day when we eat the first one, grown from seed this year. Heirloom varieties, too!

Lots of cheesemaking going on, too. Good goat milk from friend, Sue. I made chevre and a molded goat cheese last night in preparation for the cheese class tomorrow. The class in Hermann filled quickly and we have scheduled another session for July 28th. I had no idea when I started teaching cheese just how many people would be interested in learning to make cheese. It is so great to be able to share my love of this art with others. Some of my students are surpassing me! Their innovative techniques and drive to create is inspiring.

Time to sign off. Tomorrow's another exciting day. Green beans to pick, eggs to pickle and cheese to make. Life is good.