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...
Learning True Value

Learning True Value

Learning True Value The topic of ‘value and values’ is something that Mel and I talk about and try to wrap our heads and hearts around on a daily basis. It’s a broad topic that influences everything we do here from why we choose to farm, how we choose to do it and how...
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...
An Ode to the Land and HOFC

An Ode to the Land and HOFC

My internship at Gung Hoe Growers is about to come to a close. I guess I will use this blog as a moment to reflect on my last five and a half months. My heart is full of mixed emotion, and it feels difficult to put in to words the intense amount of love, gratitude and...