Sources of inspiration - Local is Lovely

Sources of inspiration - Local is Lovely

I absolutely love reading and I love learning. Occasionally I come across something that makes me stop mid stride. It could be something really mind bending or poignant. Or writings so raw you sometimes feel like you're reading their diary. I subscribe to my fair share of food blogs (try the Life Changing Bread... you won't look back!) and often I'm reading about people who are creating their dream life (her backstory, which seems to have been removed from the blog, is fabulous), following their dreams or writers who tell a great yarn. This morning I was reading a blog I love. Sophie from Local is Lovely interviewed Hannah from The Perthville Pantry. Reading her 5 lessons/insights for people thinking about starting a branded meat or small agribusiness how they want to live each day summed up EXACTLY what I would tell people (although I have struggled in the past to put it so succinctly). Read and ponder. It's worth the few moments of your life. It is also a manifesto for the Queen B story.

What are five lessons/resources/insights you'd share with young farmers like yourself, who are thinking about starting a branded meat or small agribusiness themselves?

  1. Determine your passion and build an enterprise around that. It’s a joy to work if you love what you do.
  2. Think big and question mainstream wisdom. Do your own research.
  3. Back yourself. Forget about what you think others think of you. You can stand tall if you stay true to your own values.
  4. Write down your dreams and aspirations. You’ll be amazed at what comes to fruition.
  5. Continue to learn. Read, attend courses and network.
Perthville Pantry post from Local is Lovely blog Hannah from Perthville Pantry
I emailed Sophie this morning to see if she would mind me sharing and, being the sweet soul she is she said go right ahead. She also gave me permission to share the Gummy Pigs recipe (with raw honey)!

Gummy Pigs

3 tablespoons grassfed gelatine
1/3 cup lemon and lime juice
2 to 3 tablespoons raw honey
1 to 2 slices of fresh beetroot for the pink piggy colour

Whisk lemon and lime juice, honey and gelatine in a sauce pan until there are no lumps. Heat over low heat until melted. Add the fresh beetroot and remove once the desired colour is obtained. Pour mixture into silicone piggy moulds and pop in the freezer for 10 minutes. Remove from the moulds and enjoy.

Here are the gummy pigs

Gummy pig recipe from Perthville Pantry on Local is Lovely blog Gummy Pigs - Perthville Pantry
I'm going to see if I can find me bee moulds and perhaps try pineapple? or turmeric!! Happy reading (and cooking if you're so inclined)! Cate xx

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