Thank you for the cheese, Jeff. And thank you for the kudos, Boofer. I vacuum bagged most of it. Got frustrated because my vac sealer was choosing not to suction after the first couple. Could find no problems with the sealing plates and no skanky stuff, or even non-skanky stuff, in the drip trays. Mystery? Or does one of you have advice?
I'm sending some of this cheese with Joseph on his family vacation. I get the best of both worlds....I can't go because I have to take care of 18 goats, 22 sheep, a flock of laying hens (and their gentleman rooster), 3 cats, 2 livestock guardian dogs and my own sanity.
BUT, I get to drive over to the vacation lake house and visit a couple of times. Except, this time that may be difficult because I have two goats due to give birth within the next couple of days.
I hope it'll be a good week for me with easy births (and not at exactly the same time), relaxed evenings reading on the daybed with the cats keeping me company, etc. Raspberries and blueberries are ripening, the scented lilies are blooming; all-in-all a gracious and beautiful life. Now if only I could find time to eat!