Wow, it has been a long, hard, cold winter and there seems to be no sign of it improving. I had snow at my place this Saturday and Sunday and my pigs are extremely unhappy, especially after I told them that it might be warming up a little.
Being this cold really does put a damper on making cheese; we have to be patient and work with the milk, allowing it longer to heat up, longer to develop the acidity, take the whey off after a longer time and so on.
And then there is cleaning he IBCs we store our milk in – not fun when it is snowy outside and outside turns into ice.
Stu’s dog, Pip or The Pipsqueak is allowed a little treat when we make milk – her master allows her a little bit of milk so she can curl up in her
kennel with a nice full tunny and sleep for most of the rest of the day.