Babies First Foods

Three reasons to avoid rice cereal and grains for babies first foods 1.) Rice cereal and all extruded grains are a processed food. Feeding your baby is serious business, do you really want to leave that responsibility to big business and government recommendations?! Rice cereal and all extruded grain “Cereals are mixed or mashed with […]

Make Feta Cheese Video (Cheesemaking Part 10)

Today we’re going to make FETA CHEESE! Feta is a great beginner cheese and an easy quick cheese for the seasoned cheesemaker. Feta has few steps and does not require a cheese press. I’ve never had a Feta cheese flop or turn out poorly. Traditionally, feta is made with sheep’s or goat’s milk. Cows milk […]

Work Your Cheese Cave Video (Cheesemaking Part 9)

When I started making cheese I wanted to see what it was like to “work a cheese cave”. So, that’s what I’ve done for you, I took a video today working our caves. Hope it gives you ideas to work your own caves 🙂 Once to twice a week, you need to work your cheese […]

How to Make Lard & Tallow

Turning solid animal fat into liquid oil is EASY! Melting animal fat is called rendering. The techniques I’ll show you can be used with pigs (lard), cows (suet/tallow), bear, sheep, goat, goose, chicken, turkey… whatever solid fat floats your boat. You must understand WHY you’re going through an extra step to render instead of buying […]

How to Make Yogurt at Home (Cheesemaking Part 6)

Making yogurt at home is EASY! There are many methods out there. I’ve tried most of them and settled on six steps to fantastic thick creamy yogurt. The Cliff Notes: Heat milk to 180°F. Cool milk down to 110°F. Add culture and wait 2 hours. Jar milk. Incubate milk at 110°F for 6 to 24 […]

How to Make Raw Milk Camembert / Brie Cheese Video (Cheesemaking Part 5)

Today we’re going to make Brie!!!! This cheeses is awesome and delicious. The tricky part is getting all the cultures together. Making Brie at home looks difficult, but looks can be deceiving! This cheese is easier to make than any pressed hard cheese! Brie and Camembert are the same cheese, the only difference is the […]

Milk and Sanitation Video (Cheesemaking Part 4)

“Anything worth doing, is worth doing poorly, at first” ~Joel Salatin Milk quality and sanitation are the two areas that I failed. The first two years I made cheese, most of them did not turn out due to milk quality and sanitation! Thus, I’m doing an entire post on the subject. You must have clean […]

The Milk’s Flowing Again, Faith Calved!

Faith calved! Hip hip hooray, she had a cute little brown bull 🙂 Which is perfect because once he’s grown we can use him as a sire to our other two Jerseys since he won’t be related. Faith had the calf with out difficulties during the day this past Sunday, April 29, 2012. In the […]

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