Thursday, April 24, 2008

August 3, 2007 – Making Progress

Sorry for the infrequent updates. I’ll get better at this, I promise.

Well, the kids are officially weaned now, meaning we are positively swimming in milk. I have taken advantage of this fact by doing a lot of cheese making. With the help of friends and family who have been a very willing and patient testing service, we have developed the products that we will offer once we’re officially licensed. They are not for sale yet (I’ll get to that timeline in a sec) but you can check out the planned product line on the “Our Products” page. I know I’m biased, but I think they are all incredibly delicious. And yes, we eat goat cheese every day. Sometimes every meal of every day. We might just be the luckiest people on earth. :)

So the licensing. The process has gone slower than we had hoped. To be more accurate, it is not the licensing process, it is the building process that is holding us up. We found a construction company we liked, but they had a waiting list, so we won’t even have a building to inspect until the fall. We have, however, prepped the ground for the building, so there has been some forward motion. We think construction will begin in September and we should be able to finish the interior right about the time the goats dry up for the winter. Doh!

We’ll still have some in milk, so we’ll get the ball rolling and get the inspector out as soon as it’s all ready. At that point we’ll probably start some on-farm sales and maybe special deliveries, but I don’t think we’ll hit the farmers’ market circuit until the spring.

That’s the low-down in a nutshell. I’ll try to make more frequent updates, including a photo gallery of this year’s kids, who are growing like weeds. Check back from time to time.

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