Seven minutes. That is all it took to get to the dairy farm that I found. Seven minutes. We have lived in this area for three years now and I'm just now finding out about it?! I need to wake up and smell the coffee I guess. It was a fun trip and it's a trip that we will be making probably weekly. We pulled into the tiny parking lot and were greeted by this guy:
Then we went into the little store and looked around. They had everything I was looking for except butter. They were apparently making it at that point and had none available to buy. We got two half gallon glass jars of skim milk. It is from grass fed cows and the cattle isn't fed the growth hormone that is in all the milk you buy in the stores. I also got a quart of whole milk for our coffee. It was a splurge. I got a dozen eggs and a small thing of organic cheese. In the market they also had grass fed beef and pork for sale but we didn't get any. Everyone had an ice cream cone to wrap up the trip. I was talking to the lady about the farm and asked if I could take the kids to see the animals and she said it was always open for people to go looking through the barns. They have a donkey, some sheep, some chickens and of course, the cattle. We had unfortunately already bought the milk and eggs and didn't want it to spoil in the car, so sometime next weekend we'll go back and look around.
Hillside Dairy Farm Market
Aidan deciding he wants some chickens.
Cattle in field.
part of the farm.
Two of my projects that I wanted to get done this weekend are done. Aidan and I got our bird bath made and it's in the basement right now drying so I'll show it tomorrow. Tim and I got one side of the compost done out of two. I have to go back and get more chicken wire to build the other side. I mis-calculated how much I needed. Oops.
We will do the cucumber trellis tomorrow. It's been raining off and on all day and it seems that whenever we decide to go outside to do something, it starts again. I'm going to go make a loaf of bread and do some laundry.
Funny picture of the day:
Do you see Patchy's tongue? The kids threw a pie tin of whip cream in Tim's face today. They have been planning it all week and then they ended up with whip cream all over their faces too. This made Patchy very happy. He licked both Aidan and Connor clean. Disgusting. And funny.
Have a great day!
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