Welcome To The Little Black Cow Blog

This is a blog about our farmstay in the beautiful Hunter Valley. It is a place for families to unwind and get a taste for the good life.

This is our farm stay diary of events on the farm and the local area. Please read through and enjoy.

Our farm stay apartment consists of 2 bedrooms, spectacular lounge/dining room , sun room and kitchenette.Oh and we think you will find that the spa bath is the best one you have ever tried!!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Something Fun To Do In The Hunter Valley This Easter Saturday!!!

Looking for something really fun to do with your family this weekend over Easter? - Try the Gresford Billy Cart Derby !! Old fashioned fun , no technology required!

Our son is racing tomorrow at Gresford. So proud of him and his dad for putting together an amazing billy cart and looking forward to seeing the great race tomorrow!!

You can find out more by looking up the Gresford Billy Cart Derby site on google.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Cheese Making Chewsday-a week late

 There hasn't been a great deal of time in school hols to make a new cheese but we are still benefiting from the goats milk feta made 2 weeks ago.

 The cheese is now marinating in a mixture of olive oil and sunflower oil , herbs and crushed garlic.
 The result is a delicious addition to pizzas and salads.The Mad Millie Feta Cheese is definitely the best value so far on how far it goes. I feel like we have a never ending jar .
 Other uses for our goats milk has been goat milk gelato . Goat milk gelato uses whole milk rather than cream and the result is a delicate icy combination of flavour and colour.
The old favourite , the bread and butter pudding is also getting a run at the moment.

And of course , the goat milk soap hand made here on the farm is working out beautifully with Snow's beautiful milk.

Have you tried making cheese? What cheese do you think is the most economical to make?

Do you have something on your farm/homestead /apartment /back yard that keeps on giving like the goats milk here on our farm?

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sacred Tree Market -Hunter Valley

Sacred Tree Market
Sunday April 13 9am -2pm
Site 92 under the gum trees
Cindale Herb Farm & Little Black Cow Farm 
Hand Made & Home Grown On The Farm

Be there or be square. 

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