Dairy Time is Waning
inter dairy chores are taking on their more leisurely pace. Jane has leveled off at about four gallons a day, one and a half for the house and the balance for Blake. I know, low production in a high production world, but its enough. We’re satisfied with enough. If I need more I can milk more, Blake takes what we don’t need, and if we don’t need it, Blake is the best and highest use and the least amount of work. When the days are short, we relish less chores. Baby, it’s cold outside :(
It’s been nice to go back to my one gallon churn, and not be in the fever pitch mode of filling the freezer with butter. Winter butter churning is the opposite of summer butter churning. In the summer I am trying to keep the cream cool long enough to get it churned and worked free of the buttermilk. Now I’m working at raising the temperature a bit to get the cream churned and worked. Not a lot different than us, wanting it cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
I even had enough spare time today to devote a bit of time to making some feta to go along with all the roasted beets and other roots we’re eating. I had more milk in the summer but not much time to make much cheese, too busy tending the garden. Now that we’re in the coasting stage of the garden and chores, we can kick back a little and enjoy.
Gotta love that Golden Guernsey girl of mine <3