Thursday, 28 August 2014

Snow Gum Bounty Farm: a family business

Supporting cottage industry, hobby businesses and small family enterprises is important. I firmly believe that we all need to support cottage industry so that we will always have the choice to purchase and own quality products. Large enterprises are pushing out small family run business and if we do not support these small hobby or home businesses, in the end all we will have left is mass produced, factory, plastic, tasteless, nasty, soulless items!

I have in the past blogged about products and businesses involved in jewellery making, home decoration, and aromatherapy, and today I am introducing you to a family farm business.

Snow Gum Bounty is a family farm/small business in Yass, New South Wales, Australia. They describe themselves as a family operated farm that provides grass fed sheep and beef to the Canberra and surrounding regions.

photo (c) Snow gum Bounty: see the kangaroos peaking over the fence?
They sell lamb, beef and hogett (a hogett is a sheep over a year old and less than two years)  meat directly to the public, how cool is that? Their business is registered as an Australian Business and they maintain a Food Standards licensed mobile cool room. 

This farm is run by a young couple and their little boy; a hard working family with honest, ethical, and quality values. They have some amazing plans for their farm and really care about their environment.  

Snow Gum Bounty Farm is looking to future improvements of the pastures by using livestock and not chemical fertilisers and are continually work towards improving the land and improving the quality of the fields that grow the grass that feeds their animals.
Can you see the two alpacas? I LOVE alpacas! photo (c) Snow Gum Bounty
If you want to know more about their farm or  wish to join their mailing list please contact them via email 

Bovine model courtesy of (c) Snow Gum Bounty
Please support this family run business! Please LIKE them on Facebook!

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About Me: I work full time in a computer security area, I am also studying for a therapist qualification in Advanced Herbalism, subsequent to completing a Diploma in Herbalism, I also have Diplomas in Fraud Investigation and Fraud Control, and i read a lot!  I have a small craft 'business', I am co-admin of an auction page on facebook to help other small hobby businesses, i maintain my own 'store' facebook page, I blog at least once a week either here or on apothecary greens, I have a website about herbalism,  and I maintain a facebook page created to support small home businesses and hobby sellers 
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Friday, 15 August 2014

Coffee: how do I love the let me count the ways

I am sitting at the kitchen table drinking a long black coffee made from beans purchased from the amazing Buzz Coffee; it is a gloomy, chilly, grey day, and as I sip my coffee I revel in the cup's ability to make me feel good. I am not talking about the supposed brain stimulation of caffeine, I am talking about the solace, comfort, and happy feelings sitting and enjoying a cup of coffee gives me.

I am not sure I should tell you this dear batlings, but I have been drinking coffee since I was two years old. My family are all English, tea is their thing, and yes I do drink tea both Herbal and my fave Irish Breakfast blend, but coffee is my drink of choice.

I will happily drink coffee in a variety of blends, styles, and temperatures! It can confuse cafes when i may order a skinny flat white one day, and a long black the next, I drink coffee in the style I feel like at any given time.

All I ask is that the beans be good!

If you are looking for an amazing cup of coffee and you are in the Port Macquarie area, try out Cafe Buzz Peachtree Walk, and if you want to buy some coffee beans either whole or ground for you, you can get them online from Buzz Coffee.

These are GOOD BEANS!

coffee beans (picture origin unknown)


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About Me: I work full time, I am also studying for a therapist qualification in Advanced Herbalism subsequent to completing a Diploma in Herbalism, I have a small craft 'business', I am co-admin of an auction page on facebook to help other small hobby businesses, i maintain my own 'store' facebook page, I blog at least once a week and I maintain a facebook page created to support small home businesses and hobby sellers 
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Saturday, 9 August 2014

ANNOUNCEMENT: i have a new website

Hi readers of empress bat's journal, thank you for reading my musings, I appreciate your support.  I have recently created a website to further explore my interests in Herbalism and other complementary therapies, I'd love you guys to have a look at it, let me know what you think! 






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About Me: I work full time, I am also studying for a therapist qualification in Naturopathy specialising in Herbalism, I have a small craft 'business', I am co-admin of an auction page on facebook to help other small hobby businesses,
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