Thursday, May 29, 2014

Say Cheese

We have been very busy around here lately. This is why... calves. Bottle calves to be more exact. They are a lot of work, and a little heartbreaking too. Poor little orphans. We are working so hard to keep these little guys alive, but we have lost two already. I'll try to keep up to date on their progress. The brown calf, which we named Swiss, has pneumonia so we are treating him with penicillin right now. Hopefully we can pull him out of it.

Stephanie and I spent a day this week making cheese. We made homemade cottage cheese, feta cheese, and ricotta. Soon we want to make mozerella. It was a lot of work, and I haven't seen so many dirty dishes in my kitchen in a long while, but it was worth it. That night we had grilled hamburgers with homemade cottage cheese. I really enjoyed this day. It was fun to see milk turn into cheese, but the best part was spending the day with my daughter, Stephanie. She is a very special young lady, and very talented in the kitchen. Which she didn't learn from me. 
Literally cutting the cheese :-)
Stirring the cheese

Straining the cheese


My niece, Raven, is having a baby girl so I am knitting a wee little baby cardigan for her. I love this pattern called Baby Ruched.
I'm about three-fourths done with it now. I'm using Bernat Softee Baby yarn in a soft cream color so it will go with more outfits.

So lots of things going on around here... what's happening in your neck of the woods?