this blog post on our last night of the “plastic-free” experiment…so remember
that time as you read….
The kids are revolting!We’ve been out of their usual quota/brands of cheese and milk for over a
week and yesterday they “had nothing to eat for breakfast and nothing to pack
for lunch”.Funny how I found frozen
mini quiches, fruit bread in the freezer too, plenty of cereal and fruit and
tin spaghetti for those who wanted it.The day was saved!
And this experiment in plastic-free is over tomorrow –
I do need to shop (in a fairly normal fashion) to feed the masses – but I will
be sure to take my own bags and consider what I can – but tomorrow it will be
back to plastic bottles of milk and quite a few cheeses!We do have a big cheese producer near here, so I
will be making time to pay them a visit and see if it is possible to buy some
plastic-free “bulk” cheese.
And excuse me while I have a moment – “It is all too
hard L” – ok now I have got that out.
I had a bit of a moment last night while I was
searching for bulk milk powder (to try and cut down on packaging) and came
across an article that was very convinced that we should all only be drinking
raw (unpasteurised, unhomogenised, organic) milk – preferably goats’ milk,
maybe even fermented – as the only healthy version of dairy.Yes, it reminded me that powdered milk is quite
far from eating “as nature intended” (“being close to nature” was very
important to me while we were choosing building products – how did I lose that perspective??? L) – and it made me feel bad – so time to remind myself
that we are all on a journey to do what we can – and it is pretty darn near
impossible to get it right!
What I didn’t tell you at the time was that
Michael was actually away for the duration of the plastic-free experiment…I had
a feeling he might have been a little harder to convince than the kids were, so
I took my opportunity while I could – and the big shopping expedition was to
get ‘normal’ milk in the house for his homecoming ;-)
My shopping “focus” has changed again (more on that another time). I am
definitely not plastic-free (ie I am buying milk and cheese!) – but I am using
those gorgeous string bags and I am still making bread on a weekend, and we do
still make our own yoghurt (from packet mixes though, I just can’t get a good one
yet otherwise).And it was good to read
what I wrote above to realise “we are still on this journey” to work out what
is right for us.