A while back, a potential egg customer stopped by the farm on a sunny Sunday afternoon while we were outside working. I stopped my task at hand to greet him and show him where the self-serve porch mini refrigerator is set up. He promptly bought the last 5 dozen eggs that we had that day. […]
You all have probably guessed by now…I deeply care about animals of all types. So it pains me to write this post, but I feel there needs to be an explanation. About 6 times a year, someone approaches us to ask if we will re-home unwanted chickens. Most of the time, the request is for […]
It’s almost spring, and that means chicks will arrive soon at the local feed store. However, if you have never watched new baby chicks hatch, it’s one of the coolest things to experience. I’ll give you a brief tutorial and I hope you consider trying it. I hatch chicks in small quantities so that […]
Classic Crème Brûlée We get to enjoy treats like these when eggs are plentiful. Turn everyday ingredients like eggs, whipping cream and sugar into a classic custard with make-ahead qualities. Ingredients 6 egg yolks 2 cups whipping cream 1⁄3 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla Boiling water 8 teaspoons granulated sugar Directions Heat oven to […]
If you’re fortunate enough to have your own laying hens, (or purchase fresh eggs directly from a farmer) then you may already know the one downside to having the freshest eggs possible: they don’t peel easily after being hard boiled. After many attempts, I’ve finally developed the best method for hard-cooking farm-fresh eggs. Ready? I […]
With a little planning, carrots are a great crop to plant in the fall and harvest throughout the winter. They actually get sweeter with the colder weather. Here’s a recipe I like to use when carrots are abundant.
We’ve made it! It’s December 21, the winter solstice. Although I am not a big fan of the shorter day length and winter in general, the dynamics of how our big Earth is put together never ceases to amaze me. Our days will be noticeably longer a month from now and that makes me hopeful […]
When we have a plentiful supply of eggs, I’m usually looking for creative ways to make eggs seem not so boring. I can only get away with serving “breakfast for dinner” so many times before the family revolts. So this evening I came up with these great little bacon and egg cups and it got […]
America is one of the few countries in the world that wash and refrigerate eggs. I’ve heard many reports from my globe-trotting friends that it’s quite common in Europe to find eggs on the end caps in the grocery stores, instead of in a refrigerated case.
I’ve shared with you on another blog about how to brine your farm-raised turkey for the most tender and juiciest Thanksgiving bird ever, but did you know that you can use those leftover bones skin and other little bits to make the best stock? It’s really super easy and here’s how. After you are done […]