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Monday, April 25, 2011
One thing about farms is they are always changing. This has been especially true for our dairy as of late. We have been moving fencelines and our honor store has been moved as well. We are busy around here making our farm easy to come and buy what you need and be on your way. Lately, it is hard for me to find the refrigerator with the cheese in it, not to mention the ice machine! Please be patient with us as we arrange and rearrange our little farm store. We will not be offering any tours of the dairy May through September. Summer is always a time for us to change, paint, move and improve our place. Our plans are to open on October 1st, 2011 for farm tours again. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us @623-936-3355. We will be glad to tell you where the ice machine is hiding :-)
Posted by Crow's Dairy at 6:13 PM
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
This dairy business has taken on a life of its own. From the beginning, we have given God the credit, worked hard at something we love to do, and followed the sometimes rocky road that was in front of us. One of the first examples of how things just "happen" out here is the acquisition of our herd sire. We didn't know anything about goat breeders back then. When Wendell called Louise at Six M Galaxy, she had just had a cancellation on a buck that had been reserved. We were planning our trip to the SF Bay area as soon as he hung up the phone. The trip was smooth and we had him home with two other kids to add to our new goat family and one kid that is now at Black Mesa Ranch. Today, Comet is doing a fantastic job for us. Sadly, his dam died unexpectedly from moldy hay last summer. She still made the ADGA Top Ten list though she died prior to finishing her lactation. THAT is how productive she was. This photo was taken May 2010. Here's to Noel ...
Posted by Crow's Dairy at 7:11 AM
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Our farm is located in Buckeye in an area known as Rainbow Valley. To get here you must cross the Gila River. Dean Rd. does not go through. Please call if you have any questions! 623-936-3355 11300 S DEAN RD: I-10 to JACKRABBIT TRL EXIT, then SOUTH APPX 9 MILES to NARRAMORE, turn RIGHT (WEST) for 2 MILES. Pavement will end and the road will turn NORTH onto DEAN. You will travel .6 of a mile more to the dairy. We are the VERY last place on the LEFT on DEAN RD. When you see the DEAD END sign you're almost here ... Keep on going! Look for the second red and white building. This is the barn and it is where you will enter. When traveling south of HWY 85, JACKRABBIT TRL WILL BECOME TUTHILL RD. You probably won’t notice the name change but, you will need to remember this on your way home as you will need to turn left onto TUTHILL from NARRAMORE instead of JACKRABBIT TRL. Hope to see you soon!
Posted by Crow's Dairy at 7:56 AM
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
We are down to only one doe left to kid. Our little social butterfly, Teri, is due any day now. The end of kidding season means the beginning of breeding season! So, the circle of life continues. We are busy here making cheese and taking care of the kids. We are still working on making the farm "visitor friendly" and are going to open to the public on Saturday, October 2, 2010. It will be here before we know it. The website has been updated and all of our info is current. Hope you stop by the website and check it out. Can't wait to see you all here at the farm this fall!
Posted by Crow's Dairy at 11:24 AM
Monday, June 7, 2010
Our website needs tending! Our farmers markets have changed locations and times. So, until I can update them, you can find our cheese here: The Herb Box in DC Ranch - www.theherbbox.com/dcranch.html Also, we have cheese available at the Downtown Phoenix Public Market - http://www.downtownphoenixpublicmarket.com/ We continue to be overwhelmed, overworked and overjoyed! So much happening. Please, if you have questions about anything, call 623-WENDELL (936-3355) and Wendell will be glad to answer them! Or, send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!
Posted by Crow's Dairy at 5:19 PM
Friday, April 16, 2010
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Posted by Crow's Dairy at 1:52 PM
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Trying to hold off on our press release, but "they" are finding out about us and already wanting interviews. Wendell just loves the attention. Here we go again ... This is going to be a familiar ride for sure. We are having C.A.L.F., Inc. flashbacks :-) Can't wait until we are doing field trips again. Our main goal now is to get the farm store up and running. STILL waiting on fence to be completed. Whew, there are only so many hours in a day. More kids are being born every day. I love this job!
Posted by Crow's Dairy at 10:45 AM
Monday, April 5, 2010
The trip to CO to pick up the walk-in refrigerator has been postponed. We are beginning to think that we should shoot for the spring of 2011 to open! Things are going to get there, they always do ... eventually. Patience is a virtue. Patience is a virtue.
I picked the lock on my chain :-) Time for my computer work is still lacking. The reason is more babies than I had planned for just yet! We have had heartbreak and heartthrob. Shelly's quads were too premature to survive. On the positive side, the large proportion of babies born have been female. This is good news. People are waiting for wethers and one for a buck. No luck yet
Hope to have some time to post more kids soon. You are going to be amazed at the colors of the last few doelings. SO cute!
Posted by Crow's Dairy at 6:26 PM
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
The legendary Arizona Biltmore believes that our cheese is worthy. Wow! Binkley's, Lon's, Marriott -- now this. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I am so thankful to everyone that has made the goat version of Crow's Dairy successful. God above knows our lives have been touched by so many that I can't list you all. You know who you are. This blog is not updated often enough. I have so many kids to feed that I am putting off my book work and social networking. Wendell, Erik & David are all working 16 hour days, too. It won't be long before things start to settle down. We are halfway through kidding season. I have been put on a self-imposed chain to my computer for the next few days. Erik is milking for me and I will be able to get pictures of the rest of the kids uploaded. Remember that you have to go back (date of their birth) to see the posts. With the baby born yesterday, we are now up to 47 kids born this year. We are very hopeful that our first public retail sales (from the farm store) will begin on May 1st. The barn is painted and the fence is almost completed. We have had a lot of requests for visits. Some have worked out. We regret those those that didn't. We are just soooo busy trying to finish some of the major construction projects. We will be sending out a press release as soon as we install the walk-in cooler. By the way, we now have Peppercorn Chevre and Dill Quark. Mmmmm, it is past my lunchtime and I am going to eat some. Check back soon for updates.
Posted by Crow's Dairy at 2:21 PM