So I discovered recently that the traditional time of year for butter-making arrives with Beltane or May 1st each year
I like this, I like this very.
It makes such sense! Spring is in full bloom, the grass grown lush by the regular daily warmth of the sun and the animals are put out to pasture to enjoy this rich verdant vegetation.
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huT5__BqY_U WARNING this vid may induce tears of joy!)
No surprises Happy cows produce happy milk!
This upgrade in vitamins and minerals boosts the general health and well being of the animals while also passing through into the milk (http://ecowatch.com/2015/03/03/grass-fed-butter-healthiest-fats/). This in turn produces a richer more nutritious butter, which is now being regarded as a major factor as to why butter is in fact GOOD FOR YOU as well as being simply delicious!
To finish, here’s a pic of a pretty cow from France. She’s been adorned with flowers for Beltane and to celebrate the return of life! Not sure if you can tell, but she’s smizing. Gorgeous girl.