Say “Cheese”

We enjoyed our MK educational co-op today up at the Hower’s rancho. We had a science (food) topic on how to make cheese and butter. I didn’t take any photos of the butter process which wasn’t nearly as interesting as the making of cheese. The kids (and adults) made two Mexican cheeses called Oaxaca (“wha-hock-ah”) and Ranchero. The Oaxaca cheese-making process is quite involved and has more steps than I can remember. It is memorable for the squishing and pulling/flattening of the cheese as well as the rolling into a ball shape.

I took a number of video clips but it will take me a week or so to get to editing those. I’m looking forward to sharing them. We had all of the MKs from our ministry team (13 kids) plus 2 MKs from Pachuca (2.5 hours by car) and another 3 MKs from nearby Querétaro who are from a family from Denton Bible Church, Denton, TX.

Tomorrow (Friday), our family and two other families from our team plan to take a day trip to a famous biosphere reserve for the monarch butterflies. It is a UN Heritage site and we should be seeing uncountable numbers of monarch butterflies in a protected area. There are at least a dozen of these areas in central Mexico (none of them closer than a couple hours’ drive). We’ve never gone to see these and as we’re now entering the month of March, they should be nearing their departure date to fly back to the USA and Canada. We hope to learn much and enjoy the amazing handiwork of God in His creation. Unfortunately, since we may have to walk a couple miles in the mountains and with a bad knee, I won’t know until we’re there if I can handle the walk or not. We’ll see. More pictures to come!

I’m sorry to say that I can’t remember what was happening in every picture below but maybe you can figure it out!

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3 Responses to Say “Cheese”

  1. krislivo1 says:

    Looks like great fun! If you can remember the Oaxaca recipe (Bethie!) can you send it my way? I make mozzarella, but have never been able to get it so long and stringy. Was it yummy?

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  2. ken says:

    If you ever decide to make a big batch and send it to El Paso, make sure you have my address right!!! Wow!

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