Kidding season has begun at Appleton Creamery!
This week’s kids are the result of The Great Buck Escape of 2019, when two of the boys got out and caused a little mayhem. Hopefully, there will only be these few, as it is still too early for me. The rest of the kids should start arriving in earnest around the 16th of March. We will be welcoming volunteers to help feed the kids — just drop us an email or stop by our table at market. It’s very therapeutic to hang out with the kids for a while. With 40 goats to freshen, we should be seeing about 80 kids. We won’t be keeping any as we continue to downsize the farm, so they will all be moving on to new homes by the end of April.
Mark your calendars for our fifth annual Kid Hugging Day, on Sunday, April 26, 11-4. We will be joined by the Yum Bus, Stone Fox Farm Creamery ice cream, Energy Gems, and Brazen Baking. Come hang with the cool kids.
This week we also welcomed Caitlin’s niece Morgan to the farm, to take on the farm manager position, and to help us manage the heavy lifting that we can no longer do.
And finally, this week, we will have the last of the stockpiled goat cheese tubs and logs (we still have plenty of feta and limited chèvre in olive oil) for the winter, so get it while you can! And we have PLENTY of aged cow cheeses and Camdenbert from the Jersey milk from Springdale Farm, so no need to go without cheese.