Pixie Day

I’m not sure how many know that Pixie Day of Sleighbell Farms in Washington, Maine, died on Sunday, December 7th.  Details can be found on http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/1013229/Day-Pixie.php.

Pixie had gone out to check on her goats in the wee hours of the morning, fell and broke her hip.  After she slowly and painstakingly dragged herself to the house, she called for help, was taken to Maine Medical in Augusta, but did not recover.

More information and tributes to Pixie can be found on the Saanen Breeders page on Facebook.

Maine Cheese Guild

Meeting: Guild Holiday Party on Sunday, December 14

We had a wonderful Holiday Party hosted by Balfour Farms. We had eight different ricottas to taste of all different kinds of milk and methods — whey only, skim milk, whole milk. It was especially interesting to see the textural differences. It was great to see everyone who attended, and thank you to all the cheese makers who participated in the ricotta tasting.