Friday, June 26, 2015

Ice Cream

Making Ice Cream

Just 2 ingredients

Highlander milk

and cream

Ice cream . . .

In the freezer for a couple of hours.

Looks like ice cream...

Tastes like ice cream

Any more!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Our Visit to the McGiven Farm

We had a morning visit 
with Andrew and Jenny 
to see their dairy farm. 

The cows came to welcome us.

Off to morning tea.

Andrew talked to us about maize.

We got to touch and smell the maize.

We saw the boss of the cows - Mr Bull.

What huge tyres!

What is a Calf Cafe?
A feeder for the calves. 
The Calf Cafe can feed 50 calves at a time.

Who are they patting?

The big vat holds the milk ready 
for the tanker to collect.
The little vat holds the colostrum for the calves.

The cups to milk the cows.

Down inside the milking bay.

That's a pretty strong hose. Hold on!

Wow! a calf motel

Where they keep the cows and calves
for birthing and nursing.

That's a pretty big tractor!

Take a look at us . . .

Time to make our way back.

Clean those muddy boots before we leave.

Thanks Andrew and Jenny from Room 1.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Making Butter

Natalie helped us to make butter.

Beating cream until 
butter fat separates from the whey.

Taste testing time

A little bit of butter on bread

Yum! tastes like real butter.

Friday, June 19, 2015


Matariki 2015

During the coldest time of the year a small cluster of stars appear in the Eastern sky Matariki star cluster  marking the beginning of the Māori New Year.

This is a time for coming together with whānau (family) to think about the past year, and plan for the future. 
Celebrating Matariki

We shared stories and sung waiata.

Matariki Song