Thank you for the blog comment! You and your wife are welcome to visit if you are on the East coast! We do have a nice guest room suite we offer to interesting people. That way, since we can't really travel to meet people elsewhere, we still get to make new friends!
We do have solar panels but we are still grid tied and have no batteries to store energy overnight. And we can never be self-sufficient because we can't grow chocolate.
Or olive oil.
But we do have lots of food resilience here. We are butchering this weekend....lamb and goat kid. Just checked the greenhouse to see if it needed watering and grabbed a handful of chickweed to munch on. Life is good but busy. I don't remember what it's like to sleep past 7 am.
You know, about that Reb cheese.....and I do think I should start calling it a "Rebel" cheese.....I just tried another little sliver and I'm not sure I'm so into the flavor. This saddens me because I think it's quite beautiful. I'll try it on some bread with garlic/olive oil and a bit of smoked sea salt. Maybe that'll sweeten the deal for me. Otherwise I'm going to have to find someone closer than you to dump the cheese on. I don't think it's flavor would improve being shipped across the country to you!
Although, who knows?
Maybe that's just what it needs!!!