Bunny Foo Foo!

Our Resident Bunny Foo Foo

Our Resident Bunny Foo Foo

I got this awesome picture of our resident Bunny Foo Foo eating the greens between the rocks in our walkway. This is the baby of our other resident mommy bunny who lives in the stack of pallets. They are so cute and sweet, but the goats think they are beasts and are very cautious around them. It is rather fun to watch them when the bunnies run around in the goat pen. 
Today was very busy making bread and cleaning and doing all manner of farm work; then running with the goats for a while, which was really nice. I love to run with them! They get so excited and they kind of hop while they are running, kind of like a deer. They really like to come out and play in the late afternoon and today was an exceptionally nice day to run and play with them.
Tomorrow we will make some cheese. Not sure what kind of cheese I will be making, but I have quite a bit of milk that needs to be used so maybe some cottage cheese or some mozzarella. Those are both easy and quick to make….. we shall see.

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Playing with goats~ Fun on the Farm

Honey climbing a tree

Honey climbing a tree

Honey Bear

Honey Bear

Daisy mae

Daisy mae

Bella eating an entire tree

Bella eating an entire tree

Happy Starr Goat

Happy Starr Goat

Daisy and Honey having a chat about pine...

Daisy and Honey having a chat about pine…

Daisy Mae

Daisy Mae

Honey Bear up a tree

Honey Bear up a tree

Daisy Mae

Daisy Mae

Daisy Mae

Daisy Mae

Sugar hiding in the bushes :)

Sugar hiding in the bushes 🙂

Starbright enjoying her adventure

Starbright enjoying her adventure

Daisy mae

Daisy mae

Honey and Daisy talking about the yummy greenery

Honey and Daisy talking about the yummy greenery

Mozzarella Cheese Recipe

Stretching the mozzarella

Stretching the mozzarella

Perfect ball of mozzarella cheese

Perfect ball of mozzarella cheese

Mozzarella Cheese Recipe

1/4 tsp lipase powder, dissolved in 1/4 cup cool, unclorinated water and allowed to sit for 20 minutes
1/4 teaspoon liquid rennet diluted in 1/4 cup cool unclorinated water
1 1/2 level teaspoons citric acid dissolved in 1/4 cup cool unclorinated water
1 gallon fresh raw goat or cows milk
1 teaspoon cheese salt

Dissolve lipase, dilute rennet, and citric acid in separate bowls or cups. Place milk in stainless steel pot that has been sterilized. Bring milk slowly up to 55 degrees then add the citric acid solution and lipase. Mix well. Continue heating milk until it reaches 88 degrees and then add the diluted rennet stirring well. Continue heating until the temperature reaches 100-105 degrees. Turn off the heat. The curds should be pulling away from the sides of the pot and should look like thick yogurt. Scoop out the curds, with a slotted spoon, into a microwave proof bowl. Make sure you don’t drain all of the whey out of it. Add cheese salt. Microwave the curds on high for 1 minute. You can also do this on the stove in a pot and just heat it and knead it until it is stretchy. If using the microwave, heat two more times for 35 seconds each. Keep kneading until it looks really elastic and shiny. At this point you can roll it into a ball and enjoy or put it in a zipper bag and place in the refrigerator. Yield is about 1 pound. (this recipe is from a book by Rikki Carroll)

Stretching the mozzarella

Stretching the mozzarella

Perfect ball of mozzarella cheese

Perfect ball of mozzarella cheese

 

We made mozzarella cheese with our lovely goat milk and it came out perfect! Yay! Then I made chicken parmesan and melted this lovely cheese over the top….. absolutely wonderful! I just love being a farmer ❤