It’s the night before Christmas and the calves are fed and tucked up for the night, cows milked and having their evening meal, a quiet end to a hectic week.
All good things come to those that wait, and the dairy got conditional approval for food safety on Monday, quite a milestone for us. Still a couple of weeks of testing to complete in the new year before everything is ready but a fantastic step towards opening. On Tuesday the vending machine arrived and was installed by George from Fen Farm Dairy. So that is now ready to go once the testing is complete. Wednesday and Thursday we were experimenting with the cream separator to get the different thicknesses on the cream to see what is best.
So lots to be jolly about this season. On the farm Christmas day is work as normal the girls need to enjoy their Christmas too. An early start for the milking but we do try and get done on time so we can have a proper family Christmas dinner in the evening. It’s the only day of the year when the hot cooked dinner is in the evening rather than lunchtime.
So a Very Happy Christmas to you all and best wishes for 2017.