New member from New Zealand
just wanted to say hello. We are two German immigrants living since over 10 years in New Zealand now. We live on our 100 acres farm and have milking goats, cows, sheep, chicken etc. We try to be as selfsufficient as possible. I run a small business selling cheese making equipment for the home cheese maker. But my main job is a software engineer and I work from home office. My wife is doing the farm work and I help on the weekend and in the evenings.
The range of bread in NZ isn't really great if you compare it with what we were used to in Germany. I am not complaining, it is a different place here and that's why we love living here. But some things we miss we try to make ourselves (I am also a passionate All Grain Brewer which really complements bread making). So we make our own bread since years now. Mainly sour dough which we start ourselves.We mill our own flour using organic wheat and rye whichis often difficult to get. New Zealand is a small place. Only 4 Mill people here.
I dream of building my own wood fired oven. We moved to our place 4 weeks ago so this is still on my list. Some of our friends built one and I am glad I could see what they would do different next time! ;-)
So far I am still overwhelmed with the amount of information on here. I am sure I will first spend a lot of time reading and might have one or the other question.