It's that time, again.
Orders are due for November! Please order from our website store. Gene & Kris will be gone in November and orders need to be sent on line so Linda can fill each week. And here's another catch, beginning in November we will only be offering milk and kefir, both maple & plain. The cows will start to decrease in production soon and winter makes everything at the ranch and dairy barn a little more complicated. So, unless otherwise noted, there will be NO cream, butter, yogurts (plain or lemon).
That being said, we do have Feta in the process of aging and Dream Cheese that will be ready the first half of November, so that IS available to order as long as supplies last. Aged cheeses are always in progress, our large spring stash has just sold out and we are adding to the aging cooler and will let you all know when our first wheel is ready.
Follow this link to order: https://diamond-s-ranch.mybigcommerce.com/.
Orders are due no later than Sunday for weekly orders. As always, we do have 3 methods of paying: cash, check, and Venmo. Be sure your orders are in and you're paid up!
Along with limited products, winter delivery may be limited as well. Think about your abilities, talk to your fellow dairy fans, and let me know if you might be able to make the Hyattville drive once a month or once every other month to take a couple coolers of milk/kefir back to your town.
Any willingness to help in this area is greatly appreciated by all at the Diamond S Ranch!
Have you wondered what delivery looks like?
Contrary to our limited winter products, we offer such a variety of dairy during the warm weather when the cows are producing the most. Consistently through the summer yogurt week is the biggest week for delivery. Wanna see what that has looked like? Claire took some photos to share! For this specific delivery, there were 8 coolers packed for delivery to Ten Sleep and Worland. It's quite the haul!
We so enjoy filling your orders for dairy every week and appreciated every one of our customers and those that follow our blog for updates. We also really love it when clean jars are returned to us each week as it makes our jobs a little easier!
Blessings to all!
P.S. Cheese is good for teeth!
Be on the look out for aged cheeses as they become available late winter and into the spring!
At Diamond S, we don't really have tuffets, we have mountains...
And hopefully we don't have many spiders....
BUT we definitely DO have whey!!
We have been hard at work with our cheese making. With whey being the natural by-product of cheese, she has quite a bit of it to share. If you aren't familiar with it, liquid whey also has many micronutrients. These nutrients include minerals like potassium, calcium, phosphorous and zinc. There are also digestive enzymes and milk proteins. Take a look at what our friends at the Weston A. Price Foundation say about whey:
Here is the link if you want to read their entire article about Curds and Whey.
If you are interested in trying some whey for yourself, contact Kris and she'll happily set some aside for you!
Speaking of the Weston A. Price Foundation!
We have been members of this foundation for years. They do amazing things including research, education, and advocacy for natural foods and sourcing from small farms. We highly recommend checking out their website: https://www.westonaprice.org/
While you're there, you may see mention of their upcoming conference. And while it's never been held at a time or a place that we've been able to attend, their topic in November, Staying Healthy in a Toxic World, seems to ring true now more than ever! They have a great line-up of speakers and vendors and if you get the itch to go, please take notes to share. We would love to hear about your experience!
As always, we are so thankful for you and your support of Diamond S.
P.S. Don't forget to make sure your orders for October are all lined up!
Dear Diamond S Customer,
We are still trying to simplify and organize. Orders are coming several ways, THANK YOU! But relying on my memory isn't fair to our helpers or customers when something is missed. SO we NEED YOUR HELP.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE give this a try. So far several have, and say it's very easy! THANK YOU for the rest of you,
Growing pains are sometimes challenging but together we can make this tiny Micro Dairy work for you. We are in the service business and we thank you so much for your assistance, and value your dedication to making healthy food available to your family and we love helping make this happen.
To your health,
We have a very important story to share with the Diamond S group today.
In the last month, we have brought a beautiful new milk lady into our herd. Sammy has come to us from Montana and is the biggest sweetheart!
Sammy's previous owner is a young woman who has recently had more than her fair share of medical emergencies and is in the middle of continued testing/treatments. This young woman and her story have set so heavy on our hearts here at Diamond S and we have named the little Heifer calf of Sammy's after her. Every time we see Allison, we are reminded to pray for her namesake.
At Diamond S, we believe what Jesus said in the scriptures "For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:20.
So without knowing the full details of the situation, we ask for our community to pray for Allison with us!
Thank you Linda for the beautiful pictures of our new additions!
In other news........
While Diamond S Dairy is why you are here, our main Diamond S product is beef. Our beef is grass fed and finished and as natural as possible without fillers and unneeded grains. Below you'll find what's available from our freezers and the great prices that haven't been messed up due to "Covid".
With all this talk of cheese, we've found a few lovely ways to incorporate it!
1- Slice up fresh pears, place a generous piece of Cactus Jack, Saddlestring Swiss, or Cowboy Cheddar on top and then sprinkle a few crispy walnuts or pecans on top. YUM! Did you know nuts are more digestible if first soaked then slowly dried till crispy? Another topic for a future blog!
2- Kale (or any fresh greens) Salad - Chop salad in with apples, berries and cubes of any aged cheese, or Pheobe's Marinated Feta. Whisk lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste and toss with your greens mix. Top with some quality parmesan cheese and enjoy!
3- Creamy Broccoli - Chop and combine 1 head of broccoli, 8 crispy bacon slices, 1/4 cup red onion, 1/4 cup roasted almonds, and 8 ounces of Diamond S aged cheese. Mix with dressing consisting of 1/2 cup mayo, 1/2 cup plain raw yogurt, 2T lemon juice, 1T sugar or honey, and salt/pepper to taste.
The above recipes can be enjoyed on their own with with a nice glass of Bordeaux Red, aged Zinfandel, or a Malbec wine!
Diamond S Dairy is a busy operation this time of year! We are working to make and age more cheeses and Wyoming is a challenging place to do so. Cheese needs a higher humidity (75% minnimum) in order to age well. Due to our summer being what it's been, that humidity has been tough to achieve and our cheese is resulting more on the sharp side.
So if you love your cheese sharp, get on our list as our 60 pounds of aging cheese is disappearing!! The fresh side of our dairy goods has picked up, too, so we've not been able to add to our aging room in several weeks. Raw milk, sharper Diamond S cheese can be a wonderfully new experience for you!
Remember we have Cowboy Cheddar Cactus Jack, and Saddlestring Swiss. Exact weights are hard to cut from each wheel. We will do our best to cut the weight you want, just let us know when and what size you want!
Diamond S team
Thanks for all the orders, you're definitely keeping the dairy cows and us busy! Check out the information below for the rest of July and pre-August orders!
Currently we have hard cheeses available: Cowboy Cheddar, Cactus Jack, and Saddlestring Swiss. Order by the ounce for delivery in July and August as long as supply lasts!
The word is out about our yogurt!
Orders are increasing for our Plain Yogurt so we are now making it available every week if ordered by the Sunday prior to the delivery week.
Lemon Yogurt available this week! Be sure to order early, we ran a little short this last week. So we're making it again this week, and if your order was short this week it will arrive next week.
Thank you for showing your love of our dairy products!!
Monthly orders due for August this week. We so appreciate the monthly orders, it helps us plan and get orders filled more efficiently.
Weekly orders due the Sunday prior to your Thursday thru Sunday Delivery/Pick-UP. Weekly and late orders are filled as products are available.
Kris has her hands full with her beautiful dairy cows!! Thankfully, Alex the cat is around to assist...even when his help is not needed.
Thank you all for supporting Diamond S in all our dairy adventures!
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