June is here and has bought some sunshine with it!
Another busy month on the farm, with the new girls - the Brown Swiss heifers, settling into life in the Kent countryside. No mountains but lots of lush fields with slight slopes. Most will be having their first calf in September so they are growing daily.
Grass silage has been cut - it's great now that it is all done in one day, and is happily pickling ready for feeding in a couple of months time, another major job done. Now onto the gardening!
And a bronze award for Kentish Blue at the British Cheese Awards held this year at the Bath and West Show. We even had a day out at the show tasting lots of delicious Somerset cheddars, and a good old chinwag with Philip Stansfield of Cornish Blue cheese fame.
It was great to meet the members of the Hartfield Horticultural Society, who came over to have a look around the dairy farm and cheesemaking on a dry evening in May - even if it was a bit dark by the time we got round to the cheese tasting bit.Hope to see you again soon.
June should also see the final fitting out of our new Cheese office area above the cheesemaking rooms. Looking forward to having the electrics wired in so that I'm not working by torchlight this winter, all very exciting.
Out and about in June - full details of where to find us are on our THIS WEEK page.