We pondered long and hard on letting you all know we would once again dry our cows up for a few months in the winter. Seems like as soon as we made the decision to do this, things happened to spur change, once again. As you know, we experienced a noticeable decrease in milk production earlier this month, due to a couple of our milk cows really slacking off in their productivity. We are so sorry for not being able to offer some of our products and, at times, not being able to fill all the milk orders. Fortunately, the situation has now been eased, thanks to a surprise from Miss Sammy — a new calf! Her milk production has more than doubled, and she is more than willing to share the extra. This helps take up some of the slack created by the two slacker cows, but still does not totally provide all the milk we had become used to getting each day. As you can see from our store, we have omitted several products already for October, making sure we have plenty of milk, yogurt and kefir for our orders. With the news of our new arrival comes the change of plans for the winter dairy schedule. We can't give you an exact schedule yet, as we haven't had a moment to discuss how we are going to make our way through part of November, December and part of January. All we know right now is that we will possibly have three cows fresh all winter; Sammy for sure, and maybe two others. Please get your order in for October, and let us know your needs for the winter, including how many little ones depend on our milk. Cheese and butter are concentrated nutrition and store well for winter, and will be made as often as possible. Our aging cave has about 62 pounds of our cheeses soon to be ready to cut/wrap and add to our store. Our online store has less than 9 pounds left for sale right now. Please, if you would like to store some of our cheeses for your winter needs, let us know in the notes. As soon as they are ready, your name will be on the top of our list. We are doing our best and trying hard to keep up, and our online ordering has really helped. Both of us get the orders online, hoping this will help keep us straight. Please let us know if we've missed something in your order. We really appreciate you all so much. We miss getting to see everyone and struggle to keep up with communication. With that said, anyone that hasn't visited our little Micro-Dairy is invited to respond in the comments and give us a few possible dates that might work for you to drive to Hyattville for a group tour and tasting. Come see what we do here at the Diamond S Ranch and Dairy! You can meet "the girls" that provide the milk for your dairy products.