Yesterday Madison, and her son, Benjamin, came to see our Scottish Highlands and how we do things here.
The thing about kids visited the farm that always amazes me is that they like the chickens best. Not the cute, curly lambs, or the soulful eyed calves, but the beady-eyed, poop-machine chickens that you can't even cuddle.
We entered the veggie garden for close-ups of the cows and horses. Little Red was in fine form, she even mock-attacked us ! While making noises I've not heard her make before.
They came down to the milk parlour to watch the girls being milked and Benjamin wanted to try warm milk so I scooped him some from the bucket, mum tried some too,then he said he wanted to try some cold milk, so I gave him a glass of cold. He loved it, first time they'd tried real milk directly from the source.
Jackie found a family to take some of Saturdays' milk. Forgot to remind her to tell them I didn't speak America. First time I called she put the phone down on me ! Called back - I'm the milk lady :). Met Vickie and her one son, Caleb, today. They only wanted one gallon as out of their 14 kids, the majority won't drink raw milk ! Wow. It amazes me how hard it is to give milk away.
Angie and John had their new granddaughter born today :). Congratulations to Katie and Adam :).
Yesterday I made a steak from one of our cows and salad. Today I roasted veggies, potato, sweet potato, fennel, onion, garlic and carrots, with rosemary, tarragon and olive oil, and made a white sauce over a cauliflower, served with half an avocado with balsamic vinegar in the pit hollow. Total yumminess.