Three Months Here and Gone!

Well a quiet afternoon and a few minutes to catch all our fans and followers up on our home and farm life. Huge delay in blogging due to the fact that life has gotten a bit crazy.  A quick update on the family. Summer has come and gone also.  Growing kids, swim lessons, summer fun, summer trips and me will a summer with a growing belly.  Down to the final few weeks and I can't wait to not have a pregnancy waddle.  I have to admit I have slowed down and catching lambs or loose sheep on the farm has become quite a funny task to watch.  Joe even threatened to post a video of me out doing things 9 month pregnant ladies should not do! So I decided it wasn't worth the risk of a video of me being posted on social media.  Girls head back to school next week and we will officially have a kindergartner and an 8 year old third grader, and in a few weeks a new little lady to be added to our family.
On the farm it has been a whirlwind a good whirlwind but a summer so busy we haven't seemed to catch our breath yet. Jen Stoker our new plant manager has arrived and been a lifesaver and now settling into her new lifestyle change.  She has spent the past 8 years working for the largest cheese company in the central valley. We are so thankful for her expertise, knowledge and passion.  We are thrilled we fit into her lifestyle change and excited for all the opportunities we have ahead and glad she has decided on Sonoma County.  Did I mention lifesaver.....we seemed to have been a bit overwhelmed. We had exhausted all our family and friends help with our growth and her arrival couldn't have been better timing!  Joe busier that ever and now getting good at making lists.  We are growing rapidly, lambing often, and working harder than ever.  He had a great trip back east this summer visiting the largest sheep dairy on the east coast.  A trip filled with green grass, sheep, and lots of new knowledge keeps us excited about the growing sheep industry on both coasts. The creamery in full swing still producing our handmade sheep products.  BIG NEWS..... we won a 2015  american cheese society award for our crafted sheep butter.  We were unable to attend and to be honest we love our product and know others do, but being so new and only on the shelf 10 months we thought it was a long shot.  {So there we sat on the side of the road fingers crossed we would maybe place.  Trying to get reception for the live stream awards thinking not a chance...there are some major players entered.  No reception as our category arrives. So on with our day, with the unknown}  Well low and behold we won first place!  We still are so humbled and appreciative of our award and makes all we do and all the hard work, long days and occasional farmer tears worth it.  More big news.....we are a 2015 food finalist for Martha Stewart American Made audience choice awards.  Public voting opens in September so don't forget to check out our profile and vote vote vote.   We are so excited to be a finalist.  So our past three months in a major nutshell. Hard Work a few dreams and visions and here we are.  We couldn't be more excited about what is to come and can't wait to share!  Stay tuned.

Missy Adiego