As a family of five we drink a lot of milk everyday, probably 2 to 3 pints each day and sometimes more and I was starting to feel guilty about the amount of plastic we were bringing into the house.  Yes, we recycled it…. but… still…

Stop drinking milk wasn’t an option and neither was getting into dairy farming to produce our own.  Can you imagine Mr M’s face if I’d told him “darling, I’ve bought a cow, tomorrow is your turn to milk it before going to work…” !!

Then one day I saw a milk float driving around my side of town and I couldn’t believe I hadn’t thought of it before!

Now twice a week, early in the morning, we get delicious milk delivered to our doorstep (one less thing to buy) and in glass bottles.  So terribly cute and old fashioned, isn’t it?


The bottles are very sturdy, and when we finish with them we wash them and leave them out to be picked up and swapped with full ones.  As easy as that.

And they also make really cute flower vases, if you feel so inclined.  I love when we get the ones that are all scratched and have obviously been around a lot.  Makes me feel even better about the whole thing.


AND the lids are made of aluminium foil and are recyclable too.  So there’s no waste at all.


None whatsoever.


(In the interests of information the milk is a little more expensive this way, but we think it’s worth it)

(we get our milk from here, they also sell a whole load of other products I haven’t explored yet… so stay tuned)

4 thoughts on “– 2018/136 – small steps

  1. Clicky Needles says:

    Well done. Cotteswold dairy are a fantastic local company, supporting local farmers. Just what we need. CN x


  2. Boxfordellie says:

    Good for you! I’ve always got my milk this way. In rural areas milkmen are hugely important. Elderly people who aren’t internet savvy can get a huge range of goods delivered, and they offer a community service as well, looking out for vulnerable people. Ours even warns you of icy roads etc. 😀


  3. Pamela says:

    Growing up we always had milk delivered which meant that we refused point blank to drink milk out of cartons. My mother, of course, would decant milk from cartons into bottles and we were none the wiser! Many years later I also had milk delivered for a while until I discovered I had become lactose intolerant so my dairy consummtion now is minimal except for butter (no lactose) and parmesan (extra mature so minimal lactose). I also can’t resist a shaving of extra mature cheddar on my toast and marmalade.


  4. Jo says:

    That’s who delivers our milk! My neighbours man when they arrive early!


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