Like a walk through the country side living on a small farm is full of daily surprises, sometimes wonderful and amazing, and other times puzzling and sad. I hope you will walk with me as I live out my dream of living on this tiny farm. You will come to know the dogs, cats, Shetland sheep and chickens that make up this farm and what goes into keeping them happy and healthy. Come and join the journey with me.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

And I Also Stocked Up.....

.....on cheese. Sheep Cheese that is! I had been looking forward to getting some more sheep cheese at the Fiber Fest, and wasn't disappointed. I got three varieties of cheese, and some 'Smudge' which is fudge made with sheep milk. It's very, very good. In fact the first package got almost eaten when I passed it around, so I had to go back and get another pack later! ;-) Stoney Acres Sheep Dairy is located just a hop, skip and a jump down the road. I've been interested in going there to watch for several years, but have never gotten around to it. (Read, when they lamb and start milk production, it's usually lambing time around here, and I 'don't get out much' during that time..)

If you've never had sheep cheese (or fudge), it's great stuff and I find it doesn't have any lingering aftertaste either.


Star said...

It sounds delicious. All in all you had a very good day there, didn't you!
Blessings, Star

Vicki Lane said...

I've had sheep milk feta and like it a lot. Which breeds of sheep are best for milking?

Tammy said...

It really was a good day, Star. I 'don't get out much' so it was a fun day away, plus I made money to boot.
Vicki--the most common breeds used for sheep milking are East Friesian and Lacunes. However both are not so common (and I imagine expensive)so other breeds are bred with them to 'breed up' a flock of milk sheep. Dorsets are commonly used for this purpose. They are heavy milkers, good mothers and pretty hardy.