Friday, June 5, 2009

Amanda's first visit to the Veldhuizen Family Farm and Sand Creek Farm.

Friday, May 22nd at 6am, Tod and I began our journey to the Veldhuizen Family Farm and Sand Creek Farm. A few noteworthy stops were made along the way. In Hico, we visited the Billy the Kid Museum.

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Dr Pepper Museum in Dublin. I bought a harmonica at a super cute boutique in Hico, and practiced it on the long drive.

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Perfect day.
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Finally we arrived at the Veldhuizen Family Farm around noon.

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Stuart, Connie, and their son Jesse met us in the cheese shop, I saw the “blue room” where one of my favorites, Bosque Blue, is made. Once we loaded the van with Bosque Blue, Stuart drove Tod and I around their 180-acre farm.

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He told us about the cows and their diets. Each cow eats 50 lbs of dry matter a day, which is about 150 lbs of grass. After driving around checking on the cows we headed over to the cave and packed the van with Redneck Cheddar, Greens Creek Gruyere, Stuart’s Special, Texas Gold Cheddar, and Caraway Cheddar.

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Meet the Houston Dairymaids mascot, armadillo Sheriff Johnny Law.
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Next stop Sand Creek Farm in Cameron.
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Sand Creek Farm’s primary product is their grassfed/grain-free raw milk. With this milk Ben makes delicious Gouda.
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Ben and I.
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Back to Houston after a fun, informative day!
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Cows in Repose on Veldhuizen Family Farm. Dublin, TX