April 28, 2012
The first batch of cheese of the season is currently underway! All going well, we’ll be at the Regina Farmers’ Market for the first market of the season on May 5th. We look forward to seeing you there. We’ll also be stocking The Orange Boot Bakery this week.
March 14, 2012
Kidding season has started! We have 23 Nigerian Dwarf Goats expected to kid this year. We don’t yet know if any of our 5 LaManchas (full-size goats) have been bred by our NDG bucks but we’re hoping for a surprise or two.
We expect to return to the Regina Farmers’ Market on the Victoria Day weekend this year. If we have any cheese available before that it will be sold at The Orange Boot Bakery, 3904 Gordon Road, and The Italian Star Deli, 1611 Victoria Avenue. Keep an eye on our website for updates as to when we start up production again this year!
October 13, 2011
We’ve been attending the Regina Farmers’ Market with our cheese since the end of August and things have been going well. We’ll be moving indoors with the Market as of October 22.
We’re also looking into selling our cheese through a retail outlet so we’ll keep you updated on that!
May 15, 2011
We’re continuing to work on the cheese building. James is on “holidays” for the next two weeks, meaning that he’s taking time off from his regular job to work on the farm. Our pasteurizer and cheese vat have not yet arrived. We were expecting them a month ago and we haven’t heard an updated ETA recently. This is concerning.
We have also realized that we won’t have quite enough milk from our current herd of milkers so we’re going to be purchasing several full-sized dairy goats to supplement our supply for the next couple of years. We hope to be picking those girls up this week.
In the meantime I’ve been making cheese in our kitchen. It is for our use only as it’s just home pasteurized, not legally pasteurized. The mozzarella and feta have turned out extremely well and I think I’m finally satisfied with my chevre recipe. I won’t be selling any mozzarella or feta for a couple of years until we build up our milk supply, but let me assure you, they’ll be worth the wait!