I always am stumped on a Blog title, so today since I'm in a hurry to be back out the door I'll just tell it like it is! Birthdays are something we don't give much thought to, maybe we just try and forget how fast they seem to roll around.
We missed Saturday Market day yesterday. It's just too close to our regular 89+ mile trip to town for deliveries to the Bee then Craft Farm. By Monday however our raw milk family has had time to pick up all the product they ordered and we can come home with a load of jars for the following deliveries!!!
For deliveries Monday - First to TenSleep then on to the Bee before noon and will be there to meet and answer any questions until 1 p.m. or longer if busy. What we are bringing -
Thank you all,
Kris for Diamond S Delights
But with fall comes some sadness at our little Micro Dairy here in Hyattville. As many of you know with the close of summer I will be loosing a wonderful gal and her three kiddo's. Amelia will be traveling back home to New Zealand soon with Douglas' help. So thankful to have the rest of their special family, come to help her. When I picked her up at the airport with three little ones, their stroller and enough luggage and belongings to make Hyattville their home for the last 5 months...my admiration for one determined Momma grew. I will miss them all very much, but am so happy they could come help here at our little Micro Dairy for the second time and stay as long as they did. Who knows maybe Wyoming will call again, but for now we're excited for them to continue their dreams together on their land in NZ. Where ever they go I wish them the best! How will we get around the work the long hours without them? Of course I'm asking that and am sure you are too. We will work smarter not harder. Isn't that what we are all told. Maybe a few changes are in store but for now we will just keep doing what we are doing and do the very best we can. This time of year the milk supply naturally declines. We continue to not waste a drop creating as many products and delivering as many bottles of milk as we have. As always get your orders in early. Also: Product with a name on the label belongs to someone already!! No name on the label you are free to purchase.
Changes we will be making to keep our book keeping easier and hopefully you better in the loop - Use the envelopes provided to keep track of all purchases - like you always have but please add a little more information for us - the ledger book will be at home because we have some folks that pick up at all our drops - (Hyattville, TenSleep and Worland) SO PLEASE
#1 Write your Name #2 your Cell phone number or e-mail #3 List all products on the envelope outside of envelope too plus d) $amount enclosed. Hopefully this will help us keep our book work up to date, with less of us to do it!! Can I count on you to help?
Monday we will be delivering some product to TenSleep and on to Worland for a stop at the Bee as we missed the Market Day delivery today! Plus our regular Thursday Bee Healthy Stop 2 p.m to 3 pm and on to the Craft Farm 4 pm to 6 pm. Text or email your orders as soon as possible.
Regular weekly milk, kefir, cream, and greek yogurt orders are filled weekly. Extra is available first come first serve. Remember to bring your jars back each week. If you are interested in weekly deliveries please text or e-mail them so we can get you on the list. Our aging cave is still looking ok and we will be opening some cheeses in the next couple weeks aged from 60 to 180 days. We bring a limited supply each delivery day come give them a try. All fresh products need to be ordered ahead of time, as we want you to receive them fresh.
Today we made a long ride horseback bringing the beef cow herd off the mountain, and got a message that no blog came from a client as we were still coming down. Got to the computer and a message across screen said "Program had problem." Logged back in and page was blank. So am trying to madly recreate - sorry for the delay. Patience is a virtue, my mother used to tell me!
That's all for a tired cowgirl for today. Come visit us at our little ranch store in Hyattville and meet the girls that produce your products. We'd love to show you around.
Kris for Diamond S Delights
307-272-5334 text or respond to the e-mail or blog
ood morning – Doesn’t time fly when you are having fun? Fall is such a wonderful time of year. Well our time here at the Diamond S flies by way too fast and computer technology is not my long suit, so I apologize for getting info for the week to you all so late or not at all.
This week Amelia and I are having fun with another new Greek yogurt! While she stayed at the Dairy and milked yesterday and took care of everything I loaded up with Gene real early and went with him to for other ranch business, before getting to Riverton a big RASPBERRY sign caught my eye, and I talked him into going there instead of to a restaurant for breakfast! When we got to the turnoff, a cardboard sign attached to their nice Raspberry sign said “Sorry sold out – check at the end of the week” , hung for all to see. But we saw a couple at the farm so drove in and visited with them. They were from Newcastle picking up 25 flats, they’d just finished loading and were waiting to pay for them. They said, “The owners daughter will be here in about 20 minutes, might be worth waiting and talking to her.” So we waited and visited. Sure enough we were allowed to search for ripe berries, which we found plenty to add to this weeks Greek Yogurt. I hope you all enjoy the treat as much as we are! Limited supply order early if possible. 1/2 pints $4, pints $6 and pint & 1/2 $8.
About our yogurt and any of our products that require sweetener, we use only organic products, and natural sweeteners – honey from the bees on our ranch, and pure maple syrup. We only add small amounts, just to enhance the product we are making. Once you become accustomed to less sweetener, it’s amazing how delicious things become! If our sweetened products aren’t sweet enough for you feel free to add a little more of either, at home. If however you ever want to do a sugar detox, the cravings for very sweet anything subside within about 5 days. I’ve read refined sugar is as addicting as heroin. I really don’t know about drug addiction, but do know I completely quit all forms of sugar including natural sugars in anything from fruit to carrots, and it was hard the first 5 days but got so much easier. Now I’m able to eat small amounts but stick mainly to the natural sugars, in fruits, veggies and the two sweeteners mentioned above!
This week come try one of Amelia’s favorite recipes for Potted Cheese. We will have it at Crafts and Bee Healthy for all to sample with either crackers or sourdough bread. Of course we will use our products that the recipe calls for such as - butter, crème fraiche &Colby cheese plus herbs from Craft Farm. Recipes will be available tomorrow.
Remember to text your special orders to 307-272-5334. If you prefer e-mail just respond to our Blog!
Have a great rest of your week, Kris for Diamond S Delights
Good Saturday Morning,
Come see us at BEE HEALTHY after shopping at the Farmers Market today. We have been joining Lloyd Craft Farm this summer two days per week. Thursdays at the Farm and Saturday at the Bee. Today a fresh batch of Rhubarb Greek Yogurt will be in the frig as well as Maple Vanilla Kefir and a variety of cheeses, from Marinated Feta to hard cheeses. Text or e-mail your milk, cream, cheese and butter needs to 307-272-5334 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to add you to our delivery, or come see us Saturdays from 10 to noon at the BEE.
We have had a busy week running to town!! Women In Ag was Wednesday and both Washakie and Big Horn Counties worked together to put together a wonderful learning day. Thank you for the opportunity to have a table and tell our story. Great safety demonstrations that everyone should see. From emergency helicopters, electricity, grain bin and PTO safety. I've lived over 45 years on a ranch and this was my first time seeing any of these demo's. Great job! Yes a little scary but things we all should know. Call the NRCS in either county for a list of these safety presentations and their contact information, very worth while. Plus there was a room full of us women in ag that had tables and were able to tell our story to the crowd. Nice day meeting new people and seeing old friends.
Women in Ag Day 8-29-18
Real quick this morning what you can look for at Craft Farm and Bee Healthy or stop by the ranch in Hyattville:
*Hot Pepper Cheese
*Marinated Feta in both quarts and pints
*Sandwich loaves of Sourdough bread
*Milk and Chocolate milk orders
*Kefir and Maple/Vanilla Kefir orders
*Greek Yogurt orders and new Mixed Fruit Greek Yogurt
We hope to see and/or hear from you all.
Have a great rest of your week.
Kris for Diamond S Delights
Katy's super easy farm dinner/lunch/breakfast
1. Sauté cubed veggies in fat until browned (I used broccoli, eggplant, zucchini, and peppers in bacon fat rendered from Ft. Causeway this time--really whatever you have!)
2. Add cheese (I used cubed swiss from Diamond S️)
3. Let oil seep out of cheese until it forms a crust
4. Add egg over the top with 1 tsp water. Cover and baste about 1 minute (I used Janet Heron's farm egg). Picture above is ready for the lid to be basted...yummy.
Doesn't that sound great. We had for supper night before last and oh so good. Thank you Katy for sharing. Now let's look at what we will be delivering the rest of the week of August 12th thru 18th!
We will be cutting a new round of Swiss this week. (Thank you for your order Sandra...) That's how we do it at Diamond S Delights. The one to place the first order for the week is the kind of cheese we will be delivering that week! Of course only if it happens to be one we've got aged or can make fresh! We also have some cottage cheese, Cheddar, Manchego, one ball of Mozzarella, and two small Halloumi. There are two yummy Organic Strawberries and Cream smoothies left at the Bee that were delivered on Saturday. Orders are continuing for Maple/Vanilla Kefir, chocolate milk, regular milk, creme fraiche and kefir cheese. Thank you all. Please be sure to look for a name on the bottle. If not spoken for it's your's!
Happenings at the ranch tonight!! Our oldest grandson will be cooking for us tonight. (at least he's doing the grass finished prime rib) His parents and our granddaughter are on their way to State Fair. They are bummed as our newest little grandson will be here with his parents tonight. We're also having sourdough bread, kale salad, Orzo salad (all veggies and herbs from Craft Farm) we'll try to remember to snap a picture to share.
We are actively looking for a production manager and someone to help with the milking chores two or three days per week. If interested get in touch with us. Amelia will be going back to NZ end of September...Oh she will be missed.
Love to hear from you all. text orders to 307-272-5334.
See you soon,
An amazing grazing table created by Katy Hayes was enjoyed by standing room only guests at an open house on the July 26th. Pictured with the grazing table is Amelia Johnson, back with us from NZ for the summer, making cheese, bread and many other creations at the dairy. She and I were excited to see and taste all of Katy's work of art with food. What a great job, plus Katy is a big fan of our cheeses so she featured several of our hard cheeses plus our Shelly cheese served in a Sourdough bread bowl.
Sarah Radabaugh of Cloud Peak Chiropractic just opened her new wellness center in Worland and what a beautiful building and great venue she has created. A must go place. Make your appointment soon.
Milk deliveries Monday - Wednesday - Thursday and Saturday. Pick up at the store are Wednesday and Sunday. As more clients are added we adjust to their needs. Just respond to our blog or text 307-272-5334 to be added to our client list. This week along with a variety of hard cheeses and of course our milk, whipping cream, butter & creme fraiche we will have:
It’s summer, and it is supposed to be hot, right? No point complaining when the corn, and tomatoes enjoy the heat. And we get to enjoy all the great produce from Lloyd Craft Farm! While picking up your weekly share of veggies please stop at our Diamond S Delights table for other goodies - speciality cheeses, breads, tortillas. Order all your dairy needs a head of time so we have what your family likes on Thursday.. PLUS we will be adding Saturdays starting 7/28 8 a.m. Diamond S will be delivering to Bee Healthy. Let us know if this suits your schedule better. AND let's all try and kick back, grill those burgers add a slice of cheese of course, and add some great vegetables and enjoy a picnic before July is all gone.
For the week of July 23 thru 28th you can reserve:
Here Bob and I are mixing Sourdough Bread in Switzerland. I can't believe it's been a year ago that we traveled three weeks in Switzerland. We hiked and walked the steps of the late Weston A Price, learning what traditional foods he found and studied from people all over the world that seemed to be healthier than those eating different diets. Of course raw dairy was one of the items he researched the most as well as the fermented breads and vegetables. We don't make our sourdough bread in batches of this size but the concept is the same. What a memorable wonderful trip, with wonderful like minded folk from many countries.
Today will be our first share pickup at the Craft Farm from 4 to 6 pm. This is definately our Happy Spot. Join us. This will be our third year - being invited to join all members with a Diamond S Delights table. Before heading out to Crafts and thru garden season will also include a BEE HEALTHY stop at 3 o'clock to restock our raw milk product orders at our wonderful Health Food store in Worland. Most of our Delights are by special order, but if you see something you like that isn't labeled with someone else's name please feel free to purchase. We ask all 1st time clients to read an information sheet and sign a 1/2 page waiver sheet so we have your contact information and also it is to let us know you are truly a raw milk drinker and are doing the research to find all the wonderful health benefits it provides. These two half sheets are inside our client folder that everyone keeps track of their orders. We'd love to have you join us. Below Diana Gulas one happy shopper, right top, just a portion of what we got in our first basket, bottom left the sanitized bottles, after returning ready for our next delivery, last a 10 # bowl of seasoned Feta ready for bottling. The new batch for this coming week!
What's available the week of July 16 thru 21 at Diamond S Delights and for deliveries:
Thank you for joining us,
Kris for Diamond S
Tuesdays and Saturdays are cheese making days at the Diamond S and we indeed were planning a cheese class for today. Unfortunately our guests had to reschedule so our cheese making turned to a much younger class. Amelia got two clients, Lilly and Bridger and I got a seasoned cheese maker Cedar. We made an Alpine cheese in three small vats. Each cheese maker had a vat and a helper, curd was seasoned with three different recipes. We hope you like them. Along with the cheese curd we've cut one wheel of Swiss, and will have a small batch of cottage cheese ready. Listed below will be everything we can deliver this week!! TEXT ORDERS NOW small batches of all fresh cheeses are made. They need to be spoken for within a 7 day period. We like you to have our product fresh, so get your name on what you want us to deliver to you!!
The email went to Diamond S members but the blog didn't get published. So sorry, but we still have butter, Feta and Swiss for the taking here at the store and at Bee Healthy in Worland. New blog with what's available this week will be posted soon...hoping Sunday or Monday. Please join us at Craft's farm this week - Thursday July 12th between 4 and 6 pm. Or stop at Bee Healthy. Let us know which location is easiest for your weekly orders.
Kris for Diamond S Delights
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