365 days of gratitude

It’s Februdairy, the month someone has designated to celebrate all things dairy.

A jug of milk always sat on the table during meals when I was a child and my brothers and I were allowed to make thick shakes with frozen milk at the weekends.

Those were the days when we were exhorted to buy a bigger block of cheese which then meant cheddar. Now we have a much bigger variety of cheese and other dairy products to choose from including yoghurt which I don’t remember seeing, or tasting, until I was in my teens.

Dairy isn’t important in New Zealand only as a food, it’s also a major contributor to our economy. The milk, butter, cheese  and other dairy products we sell help us to pay for imports which support our first-world lifestyles.

There’s lots to celebrate in Februdairy and I’m grateful for it all.

One Response to 365 days of gratitude

  1. adamsmith1922 says:

    Reblogged this on The Inquiring Mind and commented:
    There is regrettably a need to remind many that farming is still a vital part of our economy and critical for the regions.

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