You may know from our About Us page that Dr. and Mrs. David Noebel were Rich’s sponsors when he was a cadet at USAFA. Their daughter’s son got married, and we were honored to see them exchange vows. This was an amazingly uplifting wedding!
We especially liked that rather than having one large wedding cake, several family members baked about 30 one-layer cakes. Each one sat on a different round table, on glass pedestals. Each one was a beautiful, gourmet work of art, and each one was a different flavor! Chocolate Raspberry, Peanut Butter Cup, and Krispy Kreme were just some of the flavors. Guests were encouraged to go around to other tables, mingle with other guests, and try the various cakes. A fun money-saving idea that we will file away until we have to plan a wedding for one of our three daughters!
At the reception, we talked with a young man who works for the Noebels’ daughter, Joy Reese. We did not know she and her son had started a company! Check out Skinny & Co. (www.skinnyandco.com). They sell all kinds of products made from raw coconut oil.
Next, we talked to her son, Luke. After he found out about our farm, he said we should go visit Trader’s Point Creamery, and eat there for lunch (www.traderspointcreamery.com).
We did, and this place is incredible! It’s what we’d like to do with our farm someday. They took unused barns in Indiana, and had them moved to their property. The restaurant is inside one of the barns.
On the grounds there is a vegetable garden, cows graze in the fields, and pigs root in one of the barns. Visitors can take walking tours of the farm.
The main barn houses the restaurant. There is a store where they sell their beef and cheese, as well as products from local farms and vendors. They sell Skinny & Co. products!
The restaurant is beautiful and rustic. See more here: 024D333B-E3EC-4616-AC54-07596D349D54 The food is exquisite! I had the cheeseburger, which featured their grass fed beef. Their own cottage cheese was my side. Yum! For dessert we had Traders’ Point ice cream. I tried the strawberry mint. The mint flavor really shone through, having been picked from their garden.
They have a cheese room, where they age their cheeses. It has a glass wall, so you can see the shelves filled with massive cheeses from inside the restaurant.
They milk their cows twice a day, and have a viewing window in the restaurant to watch the evening milking!
This trip was a chance to bless some dear friends and they in turn blessed us by sharing a gem of a restaurant that is a model of something we hope to do someday. In our About Us Page we talk about our farm, Buttercup Ranch & Creamery.