Running calf-at-foot dairy

Running calf-at-foot dairy

Here at Sellar Farmhouse Creamery we run a calf-at-foot practice where calves spend their first three months nursing from their dam. We’re currently gearing up for four cows calving over the next three months so I thought this was as good a time as any to talk...
The milk is back!

The milk is back!

The milk is back! Thanks to Joyce’s calving, the milk drought has broken! This week at market we will have milk and yoghurt for sale so get in quick. Thanks for being patient and sharing in the realities of small scale dairy. Thanks to all our CSA members for...
Life and Death

Life and Death

Waiting, waiting, waiting. I feel like there’s been a lot of waiting for the past 6 weeks. Waiting for Olive to calve and as a result; waiting for more milk so I can a). meet my CSA orders and b). sell some milk at the market, waiting to write a blog post about...
Flow rate

Flow rate

There’s a lot to consider when planning to have a steady milk flow all year round. Particularly when you are working with such a small herd, one cow can completely throw out your predictions. The coming couple of months are going to be very tights for milk...
Yoghurt systems go!

Yoghurt systems go!

Sellar Farmhouse Creamery is launching our yoghurt! Sellar Farmhouse Creamery is very excited to finally launch our yoghurt! Similar to our milk, the yoghurt comes in a 1ltr returnable jar. It is yoghurt in it’s purest form, no additives, milk powders or thickeners....
Reusable packaging

Reusable packaging

Here at Sellar Farmhouse Creamery we were never interested in selling milk in single use packaging. However there’s much more to it than you might think. Every week when we return from market and unload creates of returned milk bottles for reuse, it blows my mind to...