October on the farm...
October - always a busy month on the dairy farm.
As we've had dry weather recently we are pleased to be going into the wetter colder months with full stocks of straw and silage, but even better, empty slurry stores! All ready to fill up again with any downpours.
The new Brown Swiss heifers have been calving and are miking well and are making an interesting addition to the milking herd. The calves really are so pretty, all looked after by our new calf stockman, Archie, my youngest son, who is now often in danger of being late for school as he spends so much time getting to know them.
On the cheesemaking side it is all systems go as we get stuck into the Christmas batches. After a busy few weekends at the Canterbury Food Festival followed by the Broadstairs Food Festival the shelves are looking a little bare. It was great to meet our customers, old and new, from those areas. I'll be back over at the Spring Broadstairs Food Fest next Easter.
Christmas cheese orders are now being taken too. To avoid a manic rush at the last minute and to make sure we have stocks of the different cheeses, this year we're asking for an early email order to firstname.lastname@example.org which we will confirm. Then in late November we will email to confirm and arrange payment. More details on our Christmas page here.