Saturday, March 17, 2012

Now Hiring

We are looking for a Cheesemaker and also for a goat milker.  These are generally separate positions, but there is a possibility of combining them.

The work is part-time & seasonal.  Must be available weekends.  Must be able to lift 50 lbs (milk cans & feed sacks).

Experience is great, but we are willing to train the right person.

Call Rhonda for more information at 360-202-2436.  
You can also email interest to:    Rhonda@gothbergfarms.com

Farm Stand Open Mar. 17, 2012

We will be Open Today from 10am-2pm.

This will be our last one for quite a while, I suspect.  Kidding will begin, and then...Farmers Markets will start back.  Bellingham starts April 7th.

So come on out (in this lovely rainy WA weather).  Fresh Chèvre!!  Plus a nice assortment of hard cheeses.

Thanks Everyone!

Friday, March 2, 2012

For the Love of Cheese Boards

I love old, seasoned cutting boards.  To me, they tell a story all their own.  Stories of meals prepared, foods shared, times gone by.  I have a pretty nice collection of them now and will do a post on them some day.

The Starting Lumber
For today, I want to show you what I made myself!!  We have a unique little shop in Edison called the Lucky Dumpster that always has something to surprise me.  A couple of weeks ago I discovered they had old, used lumber.  Now that gets a girls' attention like no other!!  I've been looking for some 'just right' pieces for a while now.  So, I found some pieces to try to work with.  This is old rough sawn lumber, nails to pull, and the rough bark edge still intact.

I wagged home my choices.  My Husband scratched his head but said little.  He ran some pieces through the planer for me.  I chose the perfect one.  Husband then ran the router around the edges for me.  Me and power tools have a story-for another time.  He kept wanting to cut it perfectly square, but NOOOO, not what I want!

One day while sitting in the cold barn aisle watching over an imminent doe to give birth, I sanded it to my desired level, and then rubbed in a finish of food grade mineral oil and beeswax.

So, now, tonight as friends come over to share a bit of post-kidding marathon bubbly and some really great goat cheese (I have connections on this one) I will get to serve our food to our friends from the board I made.
Both Sides Equally Nice

Now, for my board to begin its' journey of stories.........

No Farm Stand March 3, 2012

The Farm Stand will NOT be open this week.  I'm making cheese and surely cannot do both.

Hope to see you all at the Anacortes Winter Market on March 10th, 2012.

As always, you can contact me directly if you have an "urgent" need of cheese.