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!
As we get busier we are always looking for ways to make things go smoother and easier, right? Well that is what I thought I was doing back in March just as the cows were calving and we were covered up with work. Let's simplify our bookkeeping I thought to myself, and thought joining forces with Barn2Door was the next best move for our fast growing little business. After all they would take care of inventory, pick lists, place the orders online, send out emails ect. ect. They didn't realize that I have no time to devote to learning new tricks especially if it involves this computer which as you all know I've not had access to since the first of April, when mine crashed. I'm getting things back a piece at a time. Still no excel spreadsheets. They were lost so recreating that aspect is taking time. But what I've realized is the new system is not working for me and as of today it is no longer a viable way to place your order. Please go to our products page look over what you want on a weekly basis and pay for it at the bottom using Venmo. The Pay Now button will take you right there. You of course can still pay with cash or check. To pay online please use the Venmo ap downloaded on your phone. And note what you are paying for or send me a text at 272-5334. You monthly orderers already know what to do. Venmo just gives you the opportunity to pay online with your phone. Thank you once again for your continued support and business.
Kris for Diamond S Dairy
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