It's been a dream of Anna Snow's for 10 years to open up her very own country kitchen. Now that dream has become a reality.
Mumma Snow's Country Kitchen and General Store opened in Tarana last week, across from the pub in the old cafe building.
The Sodwalls local worked for many years as a cook at the Tarana pub and said one morning she woke up and decided to seize the day.
"I just woke up and said, 'I'm gonna do it, I'm gonna open the shop'," she said.
Ms Snow said the idea came from her family. She was one of nine children and cooking was a skill passed on by the women.
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"I was brought up in a huge family. My nan and great aunt taught me how to cook so I was pretty blessed in that way, recipes and cooking were handed down," she said.
Mumma Snow's also runs as a general store selling bread, milk, fruit, vegetables and cold meat to save locals a drive into town.
"Everything is home-cooked," Ms Snow said.
"We might get apples from people so I'll make an apple pie or home-made scones, nothing is processed.
"We save all our scraps to give to the locals whose chickens provide us with eggs. We're all helping each other," she said.
Mumma Snow's is set up as an open, family friendly space.There is a wonderful view, a fireplace and a whole lot of country cooking.
My nan and great aunt taught me how to cook so I was pretty blessed in that way.Anna Snow
Tarana locals will recognise many of the names on the menu. There's Big Jim's Snitty Burger, named after Anna's partner; Bruce's Big Toastie, after a local legend; and the Evans Crown Climb Burger to honour the landscape.
"I wanted to name a few legends in our community," Ms Snow said.
"Bruce is one of them. You'll see his picture hanging up in the pub and he's one of my truly soul great friends."
Ms Snow said she had received lots of support from the community, her friends and family since opening day.
"The community is just so wonderful. We've even had a lot of tourists come in and they love the ambiance of the place," she said.
After the old cafe closed down, Ms Snow said, Tarana had lost an asset and she was glad to bring something new.
"We really needed it, we want the community to grow and I hope the country kitchen and general store continues to grow," she said.
She said Tarana worked closely together with no competition and she couldn't have opened up her dream without the help of Kaz and Mark from Tarana Pub.
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Ms Snow also said she was proud that she could open up jobs for local people and being known as "Mumma Snow" meant she cared for her community members.
"I'm known as Mumma Snow. I'm everyone's mum so it feels good to be helping out my community. It's great," she said.
"People have told me my country kitchen is a really great place so far and that makes me feel good."
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