Rogue Creamery's Newest Team Members: Honey Bees and A New Blue Tractor
“The bees made this year’s honey from Palace Farm’s native wild flowers and organic sunflowers, oregano and buckwheat that Cary planted,” David says. “The honey this year is the most distinctive and rich in color that I have ever experienced.” And the taste, alone or paired with any of Rogue Creamery’s blues is exquisite. Here's one of our favorite uses for our local honey, Rogue River Blue and Honey Bourbon Grilled Figs. Yum!
As you might imagine, there’s lots of work to be done on a farm, and we’re pleased to say that there’s more horsepower available now to share the load. Literally.
Craig Nelson is Rogue Creamery’s Facility Manager, and knows firsthand about moving BIG things, like hay bales, equipment, feed and manure. That’s right, poop. After all, cows eat, give milk and poop. Every day.
As of last week, a New Holland Work Master with a 75 horsepower engine has taken up residence. “It’s a her,” says Craig, “but we don’t have a name yet.” Names, of course, are symbolic for Rogue Creamery, and it will take a little while before the team gets to know her, and finds the name that will match her personality and work habits.
“We’ll use it to move solid product, cut grass, all aspect of farm work. We’d be using a shovel otherwise and a lawn mower and a weed wacker – all by hand,” says Craig. “She does the work of ten people just with one guy running it.” Craig’s got a real sense of humor, saying “solid product”, when we all know what he really means.
posted September 2013