Farm Happenings
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Welcome to the Farm!

Remember back when you were young and the world was full of all kinds of possibilities?  You may have had a hundred ideas of where your life would lead.  Did it turn out the way you expected?

My life sure didn’t end up where I expected.  When I left home to go to college in Bellingham, Washington, I fully expected to finish up my degree and move back to my home town south of Seattle.  I never in my wildest dreams would have expected to meet and marry a dairy farmer.  Life is just crazy sometimes isn’t it?

Ruth, John, and Gerrit

Young farm family

I earned my degree in visual communication technology in 1988 and married the love of my life in 1989.  I went right to work on the farm doing all kinds of odd jobs, including feeding calves, driving tractor, making cheese, bookkeeping, store demos…you get the idea.  As the cheese sales grew, I focused more of my time and energy there.  For the last 12 years, I have been managing the small store on the farm and I totally love it!  I adore my customers, I love the farm, I am enamored with cheese, and I thoroughly enjoy cooking with cheese.

preschool presentation

Sharing about cheesemaking with the next generation.


Cooking up something yummy!

My niece Elizabeth and I will be sharing lots of (hopefully) helpful, informative, and entertaining stories and recipes with you.  Even though I am more than twice her age, Elizabeth is the grownup here, I certainly am not.  She has to keep her eye on me or I might throw in an occasional picture of her when she was little.  I have some really embarrassing photos.  But she was (and is) so cute that she will just have to forgive me for these maudlin moments…here’s one now!


Adorable Elizabeth

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My name is Ruth, I love cheese and hope you do too! I love to cook with cheese and I want to share with you some of the delicious recipes that I have found as well as some of the funny, quirky things that happen on our family farm.

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