I am so in love with my life. I must say I would never be where I am without Phil to push me. I was SO afraid to take this plunge and buy Pooh Acres. What if I loose my job? What if we can't make the payments? What if the house in Omaha doesn't sell? Guess what. Phil lost his job 20 months ago, and we didn't sell the house in Omaha, and we have still managed to make the payments on this place. I think it went ment to be!
On the weekends I love waking up to the roosters crowing .... During the week I have to rush and get ready for work, so I don't get to enjoy this time. I went out this morning to let them out, and they were all so excited to get out and scratch. Phil made a door into the lower garden so they are able to get in there and scratch and poop to their hearts content.
Today I am going to start a new "adventure". I have been wanting to make cheese for a long time, but the cost is prohivitive, and I didn't have time during the summer. This summer I made friends with two guys who have a couple a cows. I have been buying milk from them since we got out new (and much cooler) refigerator. I am not a milk drinker, but I love the by products. Brad (the owner of the cows) is very supporative of my learning efforts and gives me a lot more milk than I pay for. I have experimented with cottage cheese, keifer and a few simple cheeses.
I told Phil I was going to build a cheese press this weekend. I have the plans, I know what I need. Yesterday he bought all of the componets and started putting it together for me. We still have a few "bugs" to work out, but not many.
I bought a gallon of milk on Thursday and Brad gave me 3 more. I brought it into into the house a little while ago to skim the cream off (for butter) and then ........ I am off on my first big cheese making adventure. Who knows, Pooh Acres could be a cheese adventure in a few years!!!