It all started when my friend Matt came into the shop and told me that I could buy real milk locally.
I take my coffee black and prefer yoghurt on my cereal but an opportunity to buy real milk locally ... how cool is that?
It's real Jersey milk, unhomogenised, from a family dairy not all that far away. It comes in recyclable bottles with a screw-on lid. The cream sits on the top, you actually have to shake the bottle to distribute the cream. Alternatively -- and I have considered this -- you could scrape out that knob of cream and make the tiniest amount of butter.
Or, as I do at the moment, you could stroke and admire the bottle. Then you could think about whether you want to make yoghurt or cheese. Then, when you are finished, you could consider what to use the empty bottle for, should it be homemade pasatta or herbed oil?
Then again you could simply look at the label and consider the perfect name: Udder Farm. You could get up during the night, open the fridge door and contemplate the entire product.
$4.95 for real milk in a recyclable/reusable bottle?
I've died and gone to heaven.