Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The time has come to take the plunge on finding Rennet. I have never made cheese before but with 5 goats in milk i think it is time! I had no idea Rennet was so hard to find! Nowhere local sells it, so i took to the Internet.

 I started with the cheese making companies but the shipping is so high on these places that i decided to check out Amazon. Since Amazon seems to be my shopping place of choice here lately. I found just the place i was looking for while scanning thru all the pages on Amazon.

www.Myspicesage.com They carry rennet and shipping is FREE!!Now if you order less than $10 they do charge you a $3 spice it up fee, but i found my Rennet! 34 tablets for $13.00 shipped.

What made it even better was that they offered a FREE 1 oz spice sample just for ordering. Now if you are going to order i recommend ordering $25 or more as they are also offering 4 whole black garlic bulbs FREE!

Now i admit i didn't see the 2nd offer till i had already submitted my order for the rennet so i didn't get the free garlic but if i had known about it i sure would have added more stuff to my cart to get to that $25.

If you are looking for spices they have a HUGE selection in all sizes!!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Here at the farm we are gearing up for spring planting season!! As you can tell by most of the pictures that we use raised beds or large tubs. I have 30+ large tubs that i have been using for several years but they are starting to show wear and tear on them as they don't age well in the sun all the time.

So we started with closed ended 55 gallon blue barrels. To cut them we put this furniture dolly upside down like this.
We then sat a barrel on top of this to get it ready to cut.
you can see the black line around it that is the mark we are going to cut on.

See that nice lip at the top of the barrel? I sat down in a chair and turned that with my hands so he didn't even have to move the saw. We did 15 barrels like this, it worked well and went very fast. Here is what we ended up with.
These have already been moved to where they need to go and filled with compost just waiting to be planted in. Now the barrels cost me $6 each so each have cost me $3. The cutting was all on us.

By the way last time i posted i said i was waiting on babies! Well we have 5 babies and waiting on another doe to kid!Here is a few pictures~