Rave Reviews for Snookums!

Rave Reviews for Snookums!

We were udderly delighted to read this article from author Jerry Zezima.  Jerry bought a cow lease for his family in October and has already been able to enjoy the delicious cheese from our Jersey cow, Snookums. Here is an excerpt from the article: I have never been a...
We Got Your Goat!

We Got Your Goat!

Although our goats are of French Alpine stock, they were born in the Berkshires in a small village. Their accents are more New England than Paris and they are completely at home frolicking in the well-tended fields of their farm. They are short haired goats, medium to...
Sheep Report

Sheep Report

It was a very cold winter on the Oregon ranch where our sheep live. There was enough snow to have kept the sheep pent up in the barn–a cozy place that can be boring after a long spell. During the cold weather months “baa” sounds like their way of saying “brrr” or,...
Our Happy Cows

Our Happy Cows

Crumpet, one of the Jersey cows whose rich milk will be used to make your cheddar cheese is a beauty, as are all our Jerseys. Crumpet has a warm brown ‘complexion’. She has large, soft eyes and flirty, long eyelashes. Her personality could best be described as placid....
The Seasons for Honey

The Seasons for Honey

The schedule for the Honey Harvests is pretty flexible–reflecting weather conditions like late frosts, bush-blooming times, and so forth.  If, in this crazy weather world, we can predict anything! Usually, Blueberry Honey comes in June, Raspberry in July, Wildflower...
Wildflower Honey Hive Update

Wildflower Honey Hive Update

The beekeepers at Rent Mother Nature had all kinds of weather this spring–cold, cool, hot, warm, some bursts of rain– but now that summer is here, it is mostly warm with some cool days. The bees seem to have taken it all in stride and are busy now pollinating,...