25 September 2011

Say "Cheese"

Since we decided to homeschool I want to make sure that we incorporate plenty "hands-on" experience. Since we are in the process of moving  within 3 to 6 months to Switzerland : we are all dreaming big ! So here comes our first "topic" of the trimester ::  we are learning about  Urban Farming

Here are some of our main topic conversations right now ::
<<Maman, can we have a real garden in our next house ?>> (once we find one, that is).

(read : not a paved yard like our current one with plants in pots) and we would love to have a real vegetable garden (read : so we can have more strawberries, tomatoes, you name it...) and oh, can we have eggs too ( oh ! a chicken coop !).  

So on our list will be::
⌂ garden big enough for a veggie garden, a chicken coop, a place for our two bunnies, a  bee house (we are planning on taking beekeeping class once settled in our new home).

But how BIG shall BIG be ? 
(can you follow me in this profound thought ;) )

Especially once I had the greatest idea to say <> I honestly think I have been watching too many time the "Path to Freedom" videos and read too many articles in Urban Farming magazine.. 

But, really  ain't those "dwarf goats" super cute ? 

So we decided to have a try and experience a 3 hours  workshop of "Goat & Cheese making" in "La Ferme D'Ecancourt". 

We had a blast... 

But as for having goats as pets... 

Well, maybe not right away...

 Miss Alana did really good at milking the goat. No fear. 
Tessa was a little more reserved on the whole thing. 
She watched very carefully though.

The best part :: getting "costumes" to enter "La Fromagerie"

The part they really enjoyed :: getting those freshly milked goats to the pasture

I would lie if I said we brought home our handmade cheese... We bought two from the same place but since it takes at least 3 days to turn into cheese... those are not "truly" ours but they sure were delicious ( yes, "were", they are long gone !)

So yes, we are heading in this new direction one step at a time... ( ahem :: apart from the goats, that is ... I am sure we will find a nice goat farm not too far away where they will be thrilled to have 2  sweet helpers, don't you agree...? wink wink).

Next post we will show you some more of the fantasy world we are living in right now !

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