October 13, 2012

From Beekeeping to Cheese Making!


 I now have my bee suit in my possession. I just love it, and I'm loving getting ready for our bees this coming summer.  There is not much more for me to learn other than read a few more books and watch the beekeepers winter their hives.

So now I'm moving onto cheese. Today I took my first cheese making course and it was amazing. I am so blessed to be surrounded by like minded people who have years of experience.  I am doubly blessed they are willing to share their knowledge with me.
 Today we made Mozzarella, and this is what it looked like! I planned on taking pictures throughout the day, but got caught up in the doing and learning part.

I have a LONG way to go before I am set up and knowledgeable enough to make all our own food, but I am on my way.  One step at a time. One step closer to our goal. So exciting.

Soon I am hoping to make my own:

Dairy products ( the complete line)
Soap
Honey,
candles and other products,
Lip balm and such
Gluten free products
Mayonnaise
Veggies (canned and frozen),
products such as ketchup, relish, salsa ect...
Bread
lard

So far I can do:

eggs,
chicken,
turkey,
beef,
pork,
gravy and broth,
some veggies,
butter and whip cream,
pickles,
Jam,
and deodorant.

I'm content with one day at a time. 5 years ago I never thought I would have changed and learned so much. I'm excited to see what the next 5 years will do :)

2 comments:

alltheprettythings said...

cheese-making would be very handy...considering the love of cheese in this house!!!! Good luck-you are on your way!

Kaitlin @ Homemaker Design said...

*sob* I just found out yesterday that you and Heather were going to go learn to make cheese! I SOOOO want to learn!!! But I already had family coming and couldn't make it - I'm glad the day went well!! I'll just have to learn from you ladies when the time is right! ;)