Cinnamon



She is here, sweet, beautiful, kicking up her heels already. Cinnamon arrived the evening of Dec. 26th, Tinkerbell's fourth calf, and first one to be a girl. That day Tressa was making biscuits that she covered with generous pinches of cinnamon, the smell and fine red dust all over her hands, the counter, a little bit sprinkling down to the floor- the calf looked like she had been in the kitchen and been sprinkled by Tressa too, just exactly that color, and so her name is Cinnamon.

Wishing everyone a healthy and prosperous New Year!

Winter morning chores


Tinkerbell is about to have her calf! Just got back from morning chores- winter morning chores, snowy, quiet, chickadees singing- and still no baby yet, but she is close. She is in the barn with some of this year's lambs, as well as a few renegade chickens and our barn cats, River, Fuzzy, Raindrop and Bone. Most of the chickens are in the greenhouse, their winter quarters, where they can keep scratching in the dirt even when there is snow outside. The chickens' egg production follows the light, and so in December we were down to one egg a day, and then no egg on the solstice, but this morning we are back to one...and that's from forty hens! More daylight, more eggs, so it will only go up from here, but in the meantime we have been getting eggs for breakfast from neighbors who have lights in their hen house.

I walk by our clay oven on the way to the greenhouse, all tucked under a snowy roof, so quiet compared to the fire and bustle of summer pizza nights. These quieter winter days are fueled by the abundance of summer, in the hay we feed to the cow and sheep, the berries we have on our pancakes for breakfast this morning, the memories we carry tucked in our pockets.

Wool Comforters Are Here!

Tired of lots of heavy blankets on your bed?

These comforters are light and toasty warm. They are made with 100% Bonnieview sheep wool. While supplies last, we have Queen sized comforters (90" x 90") and Twins (90" x 72"). Prices, including shipping to anywhere in the continental US, are as follows:

Queen comforter, 90" x 90"..........$220
Twin comforter, 90" x 72".............$170

And, of course, there is still time to order cheese!

Sheep Cheese, Wool and News from Bonnieview Farm

Hello from Bonnieview Farm!

Here in the north country, it has been a season of shifting skies and temperatures. We had snow in October, and then the past few days have been sunny and warm with time for a couple of last picnics and toes in the pond. While things have slowed down on the farm outside (the hay's in the barn, the milking and cheese making are done for the season), inside we are getting ready to send out holiday gift boxes. Below you will find a description of the sheep cheeses and wool products that we are offering this year. All prices include shipping and are listed below. You can send us your order in an email, or via the postal service.

We hope that this finds you all well and thriving. Thank you for your business and support!

-Neil & Kristin Urie

We accept payment by check only. Here is the information that we will need:

1. Your name, phone number, and email address.

2. A list of the items you are ordering, with the total amount calculated.

3. The name and address of the gift box recipient(s).

4. Any message you would like to include in a gift card with the box (feel free to personalize your gift by sending your own card to us with your check).

5. Your preferred shipping date (see dates listed below).

Prices

Coomersdale, whole wheel, 4-5 lbs, $110

Ben Nevis, whole wheel, ~2 lbs, $55

Mossend Blue, whole wheel, 5-6 lbs, $120

1 pound cheese sampler, $35

2 pound cheese sampler, $60

3 pound cheese sampler, $80

Lambs wool yarn, 4oz, 2 ply, worsted, $15/skein (please specify color)

Wool angel, $5

Prices include shipping within the continental U.S.

Shipping dates: Nov. 22, Nov. 29, Dec. 6, Dec. 13, Dec. 20, Dec. 27

Please send checks to:

Bonnieview Farm

2228 South Albany Road

Craftsbury Common, VT 05827

Questions? Feel free to email us at bonniecheese@gmail.com, or call 802-755-6878.