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Tickets now available for cheesemaking class!

Posted 1/28/2020 12:10pm by Kevin & Kristyn Henslee.

   

 

Tickets are now live at Eventbrite for our first ever Cheesemaking Class!


Eight Reasons I’m Glad my Daughters Are Being Raised on a Farm in the Food Community

They know how to work.
It’s my responsibility to raise daughters who can problem-solve, make decisions and finish tasks on their own. My girls often come home from volunteering at a school function and are frustrated that they ended up doing all the work because their peers stood around and waited to be told what to do instead of having the initiative to just get it done. I don’t have a doubt that if Kevin and I had to leave the farm or creamery that they could keep everything alive and functional, that makes my heart happy.
They know that there is something bigger than themselves in the world.
It’s easy for teenagers to think that the world revolves around them. I’m glad that my two girls know that life on a farm requires putting their own wants below things that need to get done.
They know that some things actually are life and death situations.
Even when they don’t like it, they know when things at the farm are truly important. They know the consequences of food safety and why following instructions are important.
Food doesn’t come from a grocery store.
There is skill and labor that goes into eating healthy meals. My girls have raised animals for meat and planted vegetables and harvested fruit their entire lives. They know there is care and practices that create the most healthy and nutritious food. I have tried to teach them both to cook from scratch and encourage them both to explore baking, bread making, and cooking dinner for the family.
How to respect the land, environment and habitats.
Being connected to food and the soil it comes from has made the girls aware of the larger environment around them. While we are not an organic farm, they understand why we choose natural fertilizers to enhance our soils. They know we choose not to spray or mow the lawn to encourage bees to enjoy the clover flowers and dandelions. All those little things can add up in the long run.
They know how to see a project through to its completion.
I guess the best example of this is harvesting hay in the summertime. As the saying goes, it’s time to make hay while the sun shines and don’t you know it’s always time to make hay on the hottest day of the year with imminent rain coming by the end of the day. Whether it’s riding the wagon, driving the tractor or going to the house for water or snacks, they know that the hay has to get into the barn by the end of the day no matter what.
They understand the value of money.
They know they must work for what they want-- they know that minimal work will lead to minimal payment. On the flipside they also know that working for something big really can pay off. There have been many years that the girls have made much more profit in their farming endeavors or chores than the family business has. The two of them have purchased their own kayaks, American Girl Dolls, bicycles, trips to Disney, unicycles, school clothes, so many things! By earning their own money, they really know what’s “worth it.”
The Birds and the Bees.
There is nothing hidden on the farm. It takes a boy sheep and a girl sheep to make a baby sheep. It takes a rooster and a hen to make baby chicks. They understand.


      

         

 

 

We are currently at the Van Aken Market Hall every Saturday morning from 9-Noon at the North Union Farmers Market-- INDOORS!
Come visit and try our new and your favorite cheeses.

 

Yellow House Cheese 9733 Wooster Pike, Seville, Ohio 44273

330.769.9733 yellowhousecheese.com