Friday, April 04, 2008

April showers bring May flowers

With homeschooling, we have this opportunity to teach Claire these wonderful poems and sayings that go with life. Some of them we learned in school, others from parents or books. Claire likes to improvise when she cannot remember some of them. This is a favorite one today as there are no sun rays beaming down to earth and after lessons, she was relegated to runnign errands for us and our neighbor (with Dave). Me, I have to go to library to use computer.

Email is not working great on this computer, so I will try another one. Maybe. I may just go home and forget about trying to stay in contact with the world outside of Madison, NY.

Dave asked to have our farm de-listed with our agent. I am not sure how he worded it, but he is eternally going to try to make things "smooth" for the relationship with him and whomever he is talking to ont he phone. He can be cuttingly to the point with me, but he is a huge softy with others. Tom may try to sell his farm as well. Can we put them together for a price that will make all people happy? He is in pain and I hope he stops this whole idea. Milking cows was not suppose to be penence for sins.

In moments of stress, I accidently double paid my cheese loan payment last month! Scrambling to make up for that. Never pay bills while stressed. Never do anything financial when stressed.

Got blue cheese cultures. Want to play with this one blue recipe. The devon milk and a blue is hauntlingly good. I have cheese supplies to sell in the farm store now. Will try to get some of that together as soon as I can. Hope to officially open it on the first weekend of May. I finally got a reluctant ok from Dave. I think it will only be good. The cheese was decent this make and I have local products collected for sale. I did give up Hamilton. I need a local outlet. The Peppermill may be a good location as well. Leslie suggested I think about it. I like the idea. We will see.

Happy spring! (sheep are out, sure sign of spring for me).


Murray in Oswwego said...

I really enjoy following your blog. So many people take for granted the struggles form those of us that produce our daily food products.

Are your cheeses available in central NY? Do you ever allow visotrs to come to the farm?

heamour said...

Once the sign comes from the local sign maker, we will open the farm store. It will be open 6am-8pm Monday - Sunday. Bee from Aunt Bee's Farm sells our cheese at the Hamilton Farmer's Market this summer as well. Aged cheeses are about done with the 60-day minimum and are starting to find their way to the other outlets like Syracuse Real Food Coop. I'll put a map on the blog once the sign comes.