Here is the boxful of cake divider-plates that my neighbor brought over and that I bought from her:
Brother Andrew, cleaning off the trailer he used to haul a few round hay bales home.
This is the big kettle (it holds 4 gallons) I ordered when I decided to experiment with making hard cheeses:
My not-so-fancy but very practical, use-what-you-have cheese-press: :)
....and the resulting 2 chunks of cheese: NOTE: I did not wish to add any artificial coloring to the cheese, so that is why my Colby cheese is cream colored! The cheese dries on these mats for several days, then it gets dipped in hot cheese-wax and put away in cold storage. It still needs to be flipped over every day for a while...
This last picture is of the cake I made per request of one of my coworkers. Her granddaughter, Kaitlyn, died last year on this day in a car accident (slippery roads). My coworker was having a special memory-birthday party for her this evening, so I took this cake to her at work this afternoon: