As stated previously, we are getting tons of milk around here! I made butter this week and heavy whipping crème (the gentle giant did this one) for buckwheat pancakes and that great maple syrup we harvested last week. It finally dawned on me what to do with all that milk! Pressure can it! DUH! Now when we dry the cow up to freshen (she is pregnant) we will have lots of milk and it's even pasteurized. Plus 2 goats are due to freshen in May and June so the milk will be very abundant around here. I am so glad I remembered about pressure canning!
We have really cleaned up around here. We have all the apple trees and grape vines pruned. Raspberries ready to go. Garlic is in the ground and today we got 23 eggs! The gentle giant will be bringing eggs to work if you are interested in purchasing them. Some are small eggs as they are the first and some are already extra large, like no store bought egg size you have seen. The newbie eggs are actually about a medium size comparable store bought egg.
This week we are having a work bee with some of our friends. We are getting a farm ready for a new family to move here. It should be a great time. We will end the week Sunday with an old fashioned singing at our home on Sunday evening. A great way to end a busy week!
Oh yes, one more thing. Something kinda cool in these parts. Being we live around quite a few of Amish, antique and garage sales come to YOU! So pickers shop around and then come to you with things they think you may like. BIG TROUBLE really, very tempting. I took them up on some things this Saturday... Canning jars, a few antiques, farm boots and some hand knit gloves... They said they will be back ...