The first batch of feta didnt last more than a couple of weeks - most was used to make marinated feta which was giving to friends and family to enjoy. (Sometimes you just have to share the good things in life because you can...) Second batch is curing and will be reserved for the Labor Day/Farm Anniversary party.
First batch of goat milk based soap finished curing and was tested by several people outside the farm (objectivity is important!) and got great responses. Interest prompted the creation of a page on the website for ordering - and first order was placed within minutes of loading. The soap will debut at the Rutherford County Farmers' Market on 7/19. With the response, more soap is being made and additional types, with and without the goat milk, will be introduce early fall.
The fence project, which got a delayed start, is well underway - the first being the fencing around the "buck house." The new "boys club" as the whole area has been named will house the purebred and mini Nubian bucks in a safe place away from tempting does. They should be moving later this month once the finishing touches are in place. The rest of the fencing will allow options for use of larger sections of the pastures once the hair sheep arrive. There is also a possibility that cattle will graze the fields of Hidden Hills Farm - but THAT is still in the planning phase!
Stay cool - drink your milk (GOaT Milk of course!) and see some of you at the farmers' market.