Cheese and More

This post is only a week late… Not bad in my opinion.

Last weekend we went to Burlington for the day for the Vermont Cheesemakers Festival. We had originally planned to take this outing with Papa U and and friend but they ended up leaving for home (Florida) a little early and missed out. Luckily, we knew just the people to give our two extra tickets to… Gina and Cyd! Gina, my cousin from across the lake, writes about food and loves to cook (understatement). Ultimately, we had a great time but my beef with the cheese fest was that it was too crowded. Too many people in a small area. People seemed to think that to taste each cheese or drink you had to wait in a circular, forever long line and do each booth in order. People got cranky if you didn’t want something from one booth so you skipped ahead to the next. Also, people took their sweet time once they got to the front and held everyone else up… Now that I got that out.lol I can move on to the good time. First of all we loved seeing Gina and Cyd! Second we love cheese and especially locally/fresh made cheese. You may remember if you have been a long term reader that Ashley wanted to have land and sheep when we got up here (Vermont) so that she could make cheese. We do not have either but I don’t think we are at that place in our lives right now… Anyway. We took a tractor ride to the barn.

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Andy was not having any part of our photos. The tractor was too fascinating.

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(This whole thing was at Shelburne Farms BTW.)
We had lunch in a nice quite area. We got to see some animals, I milked a cow (humorous on many levels), and Andy practiced his new walking skills…

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I cannot remember at the moment, and I am too lazy to look it up, if I blogged about our previous visit to Shelburne Farms or not…. We went back in March with our good friend Kim while she was visiting and they were lambing at the time. We saw the cutest and tiniest little ones in the barn. Some were marked orange (friendly) and some were marked green (tasty). We saw this super friendly little guy with 007 on his tag. He was the 7th lamb born in 2012… So in the petting area at the festival, who did we run into? 007 himself! They named him James (hah). We were so glad to see him again. Here is the proof.

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I am not sure that we would go back to the festival due to the crowd but we had a good day. It helped that we left home early and stopped by our favorite place for apple cidar and donuts on the way there. They give free cider pops for the little ones…

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This picture makes me happy, because our little boy is so cute, and sad, cause our little boy isn’t a baby anymore!

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