I took a different direction on my walk today. Down Lowry Road past where the asphalt ends, then across the railway tracks used just twice a day, a little further on the gravel road and there it was...Little Qualicum Cheeseworks.
The Cheeseworks and Winery are both part of Morningstar Farm.
This log cabin was built in the 1880s by Jim Lowry, an early pioneer and blacksmith. The cabin is closed to the public, but the owners envision a museum of cheesemaking there some day.
Across the field the cows are slowly coming home for the night. In the distance fog settles on the land.
There are ducks, rabbits, pigs and sheep. Picnic areas are available for al fresco meals. Visitors can wander through the barns, observe the milking and the cheesemaking.
I took my walk late in the afternoon so most of the activity had ended for the day. But you can be sure I'll return to taste a little cheese and wine, watch the process of turning milk into cheese, and I will, in all likelihood, tuck a piece or two of cheese from the shop into my bag to enjoy at home.
Thank you to those who commented on yesterday's post. I'm encouraged. You are wonderful friends, even though I haven't met many of you in "real life."