Whats new on the farm…
Its baby time again!
Kidding season is finally here! That means its officially spring, even if it doesn’t feel like it. Our first babies were brought into the world right before this last snow storm, so they have been living inside our house until it warms up enough for them to move out to the nursery. They don’t mind, the woodstove is very cozy!
Many of our kids will be for sale this year, please call Molly for availability and pricing (571 442 7444)
Our baby goats LOVE visitors. We are happy to have you come and play with our gaggle of kids and will be open every Saturday beginning in late March (stay tuned here and on facebook for exact details) once it gets a little warmer
Happy New Years to all!
Many of you may already be aware that we are a seasonal dairy. For those of you who are not, this means that we milk our does from March-December each year, then give them a rest from milking before they give birth in the spring.
No milking in the winter gives everyone on the farm (including people!) a rest, and allows us to plan and prepare for next season. It also keeps us connected to the natural cycle of birth, lactation, and weaning that would occur normally if the goats were left to themselves.
This does mean however, that we do not make cheese in the winter. We will continue to stock our farm store and retail customers until we run out of cheese- this will probably be sometime mid-January. Our Feta cheese and goats milk soaps will continue to be available through the winter, but our fresh cheeses and bloomy rind wheels will not. Molly will begin making cheese again in late March once we have enough milk for both babies and cheese!
Thanks to everyone for supporting us in our first season of production- we value you all as loyal customers and supporters of local agriculture! We hope you will continue to enjoy our feta cheese over the winter, and look forward to supplying you with fresh cheeses again in the spring.
Don’t forget to add some local goat cheese to your holiday menus this year!
Our Ash & Catoctin make great cheese plate additions for an appetizer, and our chèvre and feta are super versatile in recipes like these: