As we make the transition from summer to fall, our busiest season is winding down. As of this year, all of the cows are due to dry up (go on maternity leave) for the winter. Although we've been moving this direction for several years, this will be our first winter to actually take the plunge. Since we are a grass fed dairy, it only makes sense to milk during the times of year when we are likely to have abundant forage. Depending on the weather and the cows' production, we'll stop milking sometime in the late fall or early winter and begin again when cows begin to calve in the spring.
This summer we've stocked up on raw milk grass fed cheeses and ricotta, so we will still have dairy products available year round.