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I’m slowly working towards some simplicity within the home, but hey! It’s a lot of hard work!
I love having a go at growing my own veges and always use herbs fresh from my garden. I try to plant from seed whenever I can and have learnt to save and share my own seed for the following year. I make Award Winning preserves and pickles; and my husband brews Award Winning boutique beers as well. I love to stockpile and try to limit quick trips to the shops. I dabble in bread making and enjoy making my own stocks too.
I enjoy feeding my family good hearty meals, nothing like those tiny restaurant stacks you have to look for on the plate. My husband maintains our vehicles and machinery and we both enjoy fabricating on a small scale mostly relying on metal & timber recyclers for any materials needed.
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Wednesday, June 8, 2011
New supplier for cream
Seeing Fiona's two litres of cream on the bench...I wondered if I could source a large carton of cream....I want to make my own butter too, and I want to make my own sour cream.....I wonder how much butter milk I will end up.....I wonder how much butter I will get....I wonder after doing it all, if I will be making it on a regular basis? I wonder about lots of things when I get excited.....lol
I rang South Coast Dairy in Berry and asked if they supplied it..(Fiona mentioned on her blog that she made a special order through Green Box). Green Box is a not-for-profit co-operative that aims to provide local, sustainable, organic, and minimally packaged food at affordable prices.
Back with the phone call............ the lovely gentleman I spoke to told me that he had a driver in my area tomorrow....and that he could give me a ring, and I could pick it up from the driver.....So as long as I have the correct change ($7.90) I will be waiting for a phone call from the driver...to tell me where to come pick up my lovely fresh cream.....
South Coast Dairy supplies a huge area with their milk....they have a link to see a list of Outlets who stock South Coast Dairy Milk......
You will have to come back and see what I do with it.
I have decided to put a button for South Coast Dairy on my blog....you can click on the button to take you to more details....I think it is important to be supporting our local businesses.
Have you ever made your own butter? How was it? Do you make it all the time?
Do you have a local dairy near you? Are you able to source your milk locally? Or maybe you have your own cows...?