A very brief one this month as there’s not too much to report on the farm… no news is good news after all.
The cows are all well and are appreciating the somewhat cooler weather after the heatwave of a couple of weeks ago. They have been known to get a little cranky when it gets too hot and it didn’t help that they were grazing in the field that’s furthest away from the parlour when the weather was touching 30 degrees. The girls were very reluctant to come in and embark upon the long journey to be milked, and they took every opportunity to stop for a rest each time they reached a shaded area on the track up to the dairy. Some reluctant faces were met with some raised voices to get the show back on the road!
It’s August which means many of you are away on your summer vacations. With our orders down by the absentees, we’re able to use the excess milk to make lots of ice cream. So far this month we’ve made vanilla, chocolate, salted honey and fresh mint chocolate chip. We’ve also received a very nice delivery from Sandy Lane farm in the shape of some freshly picked organic raspberries. We hope to have a raspberry flavour ice cream on the menu by next week.
We’re on the lookout for an additional deliver driver for the local milk rounds. It would be a part-time position working on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. If there’s any early risers out there who fancy a few hours work, please do get in touch. Driving license essential.