Yesterday morning we made the trip out to Puxton Court Farm to have a meeting with Alan, the dairy refrigeration expert we are working with.
We came across Steve, the herdsman, moving calves around in a specially made calf pram. We had never seen anything like it! Last time we visited, we gave Steve a chunk of Gorwydd, and he said he was looking forward to having it on his doorstep.
We began our visit in the cow shed, to take another look at the lovely herd that will be producing all that beautiful milk which will be turned into tasty Gorwydds. The cows are still being kept indoors, and will be released to outdoor living next month when it dries up a bit.
It’s always exciting to arrive at the site and see what progress has been made since the last visit. This week, though the fog had lifted, the progress wasn’t as visible!
This is in no way to say that the build hasn’t moved forward, but rather that the work has been occurring at ground level, and below… Lots of digging! We talked drains, drains and more drains. The groundworks require a large number of drains in all the rooms of the dairy. As Todd was keen to point out, there’s more washing up and washing down goes on in a dairy than cheese-making!
The proximity of the cows and the milking parlour (just off to the right of this picture) to the place where the cheese will be made mere metres away is always exciting to see.