This week "our girls" gave us enough milk to fill all the milk, kefir, cream, butter, and buttermilk orders, plus 8 extra gallons. One half went to an old favorite that several have been waiting for for quite a while. Garlic-Chive Fresh Pressed Cheese. Out of the 5# wheel we have 5 wedges left ranging in size from 6 to 11 oz. Prices range from $3.75 to $7.00 per wedge. Please message me if you want one reserved. We also have 3 pints of Marinated Feta left from last batch. New batch to be ready May 6th. The new butter seems a little different but I really like. We have 1 pound not spoken for @ $12.00. If you haven't tried it yet there are small cubes at Bee Healthy in the door of the frig. Stop by and see what you think. $3/ea
It's always such a joy to visit with like minded folks. Last week I was treated to pictures of Mozzarella Cheese they had made then used this cheese to make their pizza. Next time I'll remember to ask for pictures...they too utilize all the different products, including the whey, making carmels. Our whey this week went into Ricotta. 2 gallons make 12 ounces, but it is delicious and will be a family favorite tomorrow. Folks after my heart! EXTRAS to CLAIM SOON:
See you soon,
Kris for Diamond S
Notice how I didn't say mastered new tricks!!! In the past few months we've gone through a motor on one butter-churn and the other is out of commission at the moment too, so we've invested in a butter churn made and perfected in Turkey!
This week I have 10 samples of three Turkish products for an introductory price of $3 for the group. The first 10 to respond to this note will help us determine if all the work in learning a new trick is worth it!
SAMPLERS - What you will be getting: We need 10 responses today!
For April 22nd please get your orders in by Wednesday the 17th for:
We welcome anyone that would like to meet the girls, big (cows) little (chickens) to come visit. That reminds me the little girls are laying better. If you would like to be added to our list for eggs let us know. $4.25 per dozen.
Easter is one week from today. We sincerely hope you all have a very blessed week ahead.
Kris for Diamond S Delights (click the link below and sign up for our blog)
Diamond S Ranch
That means it's past the middle of March. Yikes! Lots happening on the Diamond S Ranch with all the new calves, we are ever so thankful to have made it through the past few weeks of cold, and our prayers go out to all those ranchers in South Dakota Nebraska & Arizona that are enduring much more than cold weather.
Our little Dairy will be slowing down on production for the next couple or more months. We've just dried up two first calf heifers to give them time to re-cooperate before their second calf is due to be born. Our third heifer will be dried off within the next few weeks. An older cow calved 3 days ago to fill some of the gap, but unless one of our beef cows looses a calf we will be sharing her milk.
With all of this said, I truly hope you have been enjoying the extra goodies Diamond S Delights has been delivering, Maple & Regular Kefir, Mozzarella Cheese, Cottage Cheese, Cultured Butter, a variety of flavors in our Yogurt Parfait Cups, Greek Yogurt & Whipping Cream plus Marinated Feta. These last few months have been very full of creating fresh products. Starting this week we will be filling MILK ORDERS only. All other products are on hold until further notice.
I am very happy to share kefir grains and teach you how to make your own, if this can help you keep your good probiotics going. Message me it you'd like this help.
With changes to our fruit and veggie deliveries from Craft Farm to Bee Healthy please also message me if a different delivery date to Worland would better suit your one stop shopping needs. If Monday is better we might be able to swap days with TenSleep. Keep me posted what works best for you. This week March 18th TenSleep March 21st Worland for deliveries.
Blessings to each of you,
Kris for Diamond S
Have to let you know what's coming this week. Thank you to a special little one that requested Halloumi. Just sorry she has waited so long for it. Monthly orders are very much appreciated as well as the weekly ones. Those keep us making the special treats. We have weaned four calves so our milk production has picked up. No more shorting some of you. Thank you for your patience. We encourage you to get back on the winter milk wagon! We have milk!!
Kris for Diamond S
With Thanksgiving behind us and the Christmas season soon upon us - so many blessings to count that sometimes we have a hard time listing them. If you ever find yourself in this situation maybe you are like me and need some quiet time, it's then we can take time to really listen and see that the lessons we've just been given are really blessings that take more time to uncover. I recently remember saying my prayers to help me do a good job with all the different little aspects of our tiny micro-dairy. If the next lesson is a blessing you will be meeting a talented writer that spent time at the Diamond S Ranch. "Following me" is what she called her time here, but what a sweet inspiration in more ways than we can count. Seems like yesterday but she has a sweet little family of her own now and wants to keep her Wyoming memories alive. So please watch for a new twist on our Blog maybe after Christmas, maybe before!! But for now I would like to introduce you to a few newbies at the Diamond S then we will tell you what we have this week!!
Upper left is Mae, newest sweet heifer born in August. She's untying my shoe. Opal is the newest milk cow, joining us this month, Princess & Cameron joined the milking herd earlier this year. On Thanksgiving Day Marge (the duck) & Lisa joined the little laying girls. Marge's eggs are as large as our heirloom hen's dark green eggs but are brown. Watch for one of these nice eggs in your carton. We are so sorry but this time of year the little girls slow their egg laying so some of you have been shorted. The bottom picture is a shot of the different kinds and sizes of Sauerkraut that our group of 12 made on November 3rd & bottled and labeled on November 26th and 27th. This is not really a Diamond S Delights regular product. It's something we do together to help others learn and preserve some wonderful veggies from Lloyd Craft Farm. November 3rd we started with 92 pounds of fresh veggies. For helping, learning, teaching and sharing everyone got or will get some of each kind. Several have shared their favorite kind - I hope others will post comments sharing their experience and favorite kraut with others. We are taking orders for what's left so please order this week and store in your frig. Now let's list a few extras for the week of November 29th thru December 5th.
Another blessing in disguise, we waste not a drop of our A2/A2 delicious milk. We again will make hard cheeses when our supply is higher than our demand for the fresh goodness. We owe it to the Raw Milk community to produce the best and cleanest milk possible and are ever so thankful for the food freedom act that allows us to choose the quality of our food. Our raw milk family is growing in numbers lets not forget these blessings and do our part to make sure the government has no reason to step in and change a real blessing. We deliver fresh goodness weekly. Monday to TenSleep and Thursday to Worland. May we continue for many years to come. All the girls make me smile each and every day...So so many blessings. Each of you are blessings to us. Thank you for your support. Looking forward to 2019!
On November 3rd a group of us got together to turn approximately 85 or more pounds of veggies into nourishing fermented sauerkraut. We made four different kinds using heirloom and kaitlin cabbage, red cabbage, carrots, beets, ginger, onion, garlic, black radish and dill. Locally grown veggies so we all knew how fresh and delicious they all were. There are so many recipes you can source on the internet but we just started with our family's favorite ingredients and added a few new ingredients upon request to create a new recipe. This was a day to share and learn from each other, knowing we had a lot of veggies to chop and get in the crocks a few hours. Mission accomplished, and we all will be stocking our refrigerators to enjoy the harvest long into the winter months. Everyone picked a station that suited them. We will bottle our work shortly after Thanksgiving.
First is Savory Kraut, Variation to the Red Zinger (addition of carrots) Red Zinger, KC, and Captain's Kraut. We have extra quarts not spoken for so if you are looking for some tasty sauerkraut order soon.
This week and every Thursday by 3 pm at Bee Healthy we will be delivering pre-ordered, Whipping cream, Milk, Chocolate Milk, Kefir, Maple/Vanilla Kefir, Greek yogurt, Cultured Butter, Marinated Feta and aged cheeses, Tomme, Havarti, Cheddar and Swiss. Many of you are on our weekly delivery, no need to contact us unless you have changes or additions. Regular orders filled first. You can be put on our waiting list and notified when products are available.
Contact us by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, text 307-272-5334 or via Facebook Messenger.
Happy Eating, from our table to yours!
Well I've told several of you that I'd be switching my delivery day to Friday to stay in step with the Crafts, but after visiting with Janet at the Bee and Terri we all agreed that by my switching days may confuse some of us, (sorry it already has) So a lengthy story shortened...
DIAMOND S DELIGHTS will continue deliveries THURSDAY AFTERNOONS no later than 3 p.m. Our weekly milk, kefir, Greek yogurt, and cheese orders, butter coming back soon!!! more than fill the frig, so I hope some of you that live close to Worland will continue meeting me there as I arrive so everything can be refrigerated for those of you that are able to take advantage of the great ONE STOP SHOPPING at BEE HEALTHY as CRAFTS deliver their root vegies and special order boxes on Fridays for November and December.
We are so looking forward to our small group of kraut makers and hope we haven't overlooked anyone that is interested in working with us SATURDAY 10 am till probably 1 pm. Those that have asked about making kraut will be coming to the ranch and pitching in to make several crocks full of Savory Kraut, Red Zinger Kraut and Kaptains Kraut. Three of our favorites here at the Diamond S. Helpers will be taking their kraut home for just ingredient cost. The second part of kraut making is bottling three weeks later. Bring your bottles tomorrow if you are unsure if you can make it back to bottle.
This is a reminder to bring either a hat, scarf, or something you are comfortable pulling your hair back off your face and shoulders with for working & an apron. Short sleeved shirts best. Wear layers. You are coming to the sweat shop! Also bring a pair of outside shoes (what's outside must stay out side in the pastures) if you want to meet any of the girls that have been supplying your yummy Raw Milk delights, (little girls too, that have been laying those organic & free range eggs).
A nice order of cheese will be going out tomorrow so we are cutting several new wheels of aging cheese. I love breaking into those new wheels and am excited to have some folks here on the weekend to share them with. There will be some packaged in the frig for shopping after the work and tasting is done If any of you were missed that want to join us just message me that you are coming to observe and taste, so we can have plenty of food for all.
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That's the nitty gritty for this week. Better get back to the grind stone. Until we meet again soon.
Thank you all for your wonderful business and I hope we don't miss any more orders. Deliveries to TenSleep Monday and Worland Thursday. So sorry when something slips through the cracks, or does a magical disappearing act, but please know we are doing our best.
Kris Robertson for
Diamond S Ranch
What a wonderful visit with Pennsylvania family over the weekend. We got some great visiting time, some help with our daily chores (dried tomatoes, made apple juice and apple pies for the freezer)and even played some cards. Something we haven't had time for, for a long time.
Now we are thinking about winter and no fresh garden produce from Craft Farms through the winter and planning a day here at Diamond S Ranch to make KRAUT. If you already are a kraut consumer and have made before and hate the mess in your kitchen, just purchase your ingredients from Lloyd and Terri and bring it out and make your own in our work area at the Micro-Dairy. If you want to learn come help and get your kraut at 1/2 price!! Either way works for us. Our little business in not just just providing you with the best dairy products, it's also about bringing back some of the traditional ways of yesteryear. More healthful eating habits, learning together, sharing together, providing great food year around for our families. What better way to spend time with friends than to be productive. Come join us. LIMITED SPACE SO IF INTERESTED GET YOUR NAME ON OUR LIST, AND GIVE US SEVERAL DATES THAT WORK FOR YOU. THIS WILL BE TAKING PLACE BY NOVEMBER 15TH.
Delivering to Worland tomorrow - Thursday 10/25 afternoon, by 2 p.m.
Milk - Chocolate Milk - Maple/Vanilla Kefir and our special Orange Dream Cheese. Message me if you want a container saved for you.
Hope to see you soon,
Kris for Diamond S Delights
Today is our last pick up at the Craft Farm. For me it is bittersweet!! The summer has been exhausting but you all have become a special family that I cherish and both Craft Farm and Bee Healthy are such safe spots for this family we all have created. Like minded folks that love good food. I've been trying new things trying to figure out which ones are keepers and which ones we can cut back on!!! You all have helped us so much. Thank you.
Greek Yogurt will be a keeper. Thank you for supporting my learning curve with different prices each week. Today and for the rest of the fall we will stock Bee Healthy with special orders of plain Greek Yogurt. Please create your own fruit sauce. Keep it in the frig and spoon into small servings for your little ones to truly have a healthy snack or breakfast.
Order all Diamond S Delights products by Friday to have delivered following Monday in TenSleep and Thursday afternoon or Friday morning in Worland. Delivery in Worland will coincide with fresh Craft Farm Veggie delivery to Bee Healthy. Those of you that are already on our weekly delivery don't have to order each week unless you want additional product or have changes! REMEMBER SEND ORDERS BY FRIDAY FOR FOLLOWING WEEK DELIVERY!
text 307-272-5334 or call 307-469-2204, or e-mail email@example.com
Greek Yogurt quarts - $7.50 pints $4.00 1/2 pints $2.50 bring a clean jar to trade or pay bottle deposit.
Milk - $4 per 1/2 gallon
Chocolate milk $5 per 1/2 gallon
Kefir - quarts $3
Maple - Vanilla Kefir quarts - $6 half gallons $12
Ultimate Dream Cheese - $4.75 6.5 to 7 oz containers
Hard Cheese - Check for availability -
$.75 per ounce Cheddar, Manchego, Colby, Gouda & Havarti
$.88 Swiss and
$1.25 per ounce Parmesan (won't be ready for a few months!) this one takes at least 1 year.
Sourdough Artisan Loaves of bread - $6
Sourdough Sandwich loaves - $6
We have 2 Grass Fed beef for sale! Let us know if you are interested.
See you soon,
Kris Robertson for
Diamond S Ranch
Two families came Saturday and spent some time getting to meet (and milk) the girls that supply your Raw A2 milk products. Yes all four of the youngsters got milk & did great. The kitties got an extra treat! We encourage you all to meet the farmer or rancher that supplies your food. Ask questions. You all are welcome to come and see how we do things here at the Diamond S. We learn from you too. Thank you Jessi and Katy for sharing your families and your thoughts. There are many ways to do one thing. Sharing ideas is so important.
Thinking about picking apples, instead of writing or making cheese! Apples and cheese sound good anyone. Come join us today Wednesday 1:30 in our little orchard. Crock pot apple butter, sliced and dried apples, apple pie in a jar, apple juice. Just a few of the ideas we will be creating and you can too.
Thursday this week 10/6/18 at Bee Healthy 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Craft Farm 4 to 6 we will have some Savory Sauerkraut to taste. Bring a wide mouth quart or pint jar to trade in case you'd like to take some home! We will taste with our ground beef seasoned with Ultimate cheese spread. (grass fed\finished or course) Traditional cooking includes much more than good fresh raw milk. We share recipes and much more. A learning journey for all. Bringing back the traditional cooking methods and healthy living, what a joy. Come join our journey.
This week from our small aging cave we will have packaged in 6 to 12 oz packages our:
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