We are more than excited to announce the arrival of our newest Ranch team member, Princess Alexandra the Jersey Cow! She is a registered dairy cow from Birdsong Farm and we are excited to begin making our own cheese, butter, sour cream, yogurt, ice cream, and more!
A Little About Princess Alexandra
Princess Alexandra came from Birdsong farm on the outskirts of Shuswap Lake, and is named after the youngest daughter of King George V and Queen Mary. Born on May 30, 2014, she will be celebrating her 4th birthday here on our ranch this Spring! Lexi is a lovely mid-size Jersey and we are so lucky to welcome her as a part of our family on the Ranch!
Princess Alexandra was born on Birdsong Farm, a dairy farm located just 15 minutes from Enderby, on the banks of the Shuswap River. Owner Naomi Fournier is a modern milkmaid & artisan cheesemaker, and we are excited to have her hosting our cheesemaking courses in June!
Jersey Cow Facts
Although Jersey Cows are amongst the smallest of cattle breeds, they don’t let that keep them from having some of the biggest personalities! Jersey cows are a very recognizable breed, being small in size and come in all shades of brown – from light to almost black. Their milk has become famous for producing a higher-quality and richer milk. The Jersey cow also is able to convert grass into milk more efficiently than other cows – reducing their carbon footprint compared to other cows by 20%!
Cheesemaking at the Ranch!
With the arrival of Alexandra, our guests will now be able to take part in learning to milk a cow and make their own dairy products! We will be offering cheesemaking courses throughout the month of June, and our guests are welcome to meet Alexandra and learn all about farm to table dairy! Our farm store will be offering different products we make from the milk, and we are excited to begin incorporating it into our breakfasts, lunches, and dinners!
Now is your chance to book your vacation at our Canadian-owned and operated Ranch! Cabins are filling up quickly so make sure you book ahead of time.