Australia is playing catch-up to many modern democratic countries in moving forward with permitting same-sex marriage. Controversially, the parliament put it to the public to voice their opinion.
Read all about it here in The Conversation.
Australia has voted overwhelmingly to legalise same-sex marriage with 61.6% marking the “yes” box. But even though Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is on the winning side and aiming to have same-sex marriage legalised by Christmas, his troubles are far from over, with a stoush over the wording of the bill set to heat up.
The November 2017 issue of The Southern Yarn is in the post as you read this, and available to download here as well. Note that the online version features
- a seventh page containing text that did not fit on the print version
- full colour
- convenient links to websites on many of the new items
If you enjoy lamb as much as many of our club members do, you might be interested to know that you can order a whole lamb for your freezer from the same Manitoba producer who has been supplying some of our club members for years.
Susan Proven of Minnedosa has a small flock with about 25 lambs available annually and takes orders, usually delivered around November. The lamb is delicious, of course, and you get a mixture of all the possible cuts. You can specify they way you want it cut, too.
You can order a whole (about 20kg/50lbs), or half lamb (about 10kg/25lbs). The price is $6/lb plus a processing charge which is about $50.
Basically, a lamb will cost you about $350, and a half lamb, well, about half that.
Delivery is to Winnipeg addresses, usually some time in November. That gives you enough time to free up some space in your freezer.
If you have never bought a whole lamb, it is much smaller than a quarter portion of beef, for instance. If you have a small deep freeze with some room, you should have no trouble fitting it in. It is also nice to go shopping all year and not need to even bother looking at the lamb there.
If you are interested, contact the Hydesmiths at 204-487-0067 and they’ll put you in touch with the producer.
The October 2017 issue of the Southern Yarn is ready for you to download.
The most important thing for your calendar is doing an RSVP for this year’s Not -So-Formal-Dinner, toward the end of the month. You’ll also need to include your menu choices, so read up on it all in the Yarn!
Here’s the direct link to the issue download (PDF).