You have FRONT ROW SEATING for the daily flight stampede! Each morning our layers await the doors to open after a secure night in our new egg-mobile! From this moment until dusk, they spend their time on pasture and in the bushes and just everywhere! They are not confined during the day. Try catching them after they leave the roost! And they put themselves to bed. The point is that you have some of the best eggs money can buy. They are out on grass. They also receive a soy-free, gmo-free, and corn-free ration - stored inside the egg-mobile. Compare our gems to store-bought eggs and study their production methods. Rest assured you have access to great eggs for morning, noon and nightly egg-o-licious meals! Contact us for ways to receive food you and your family will enjoy!
Whether you are a paleontologist or a home chef, bones always present an intriguing dilemma. Our ancestors discovered that making a simple but nourishing broth can help our health, slow aging and promote beauty. Sounds like a winner! STEP 1: Don't throw away the bones! Add that little bone from the chuck roast or a steak to a zip lock bag just for beef. Freeze your accumulation. Make a bag for chicken bones too. STEP 2: The best broth is a simple broth. From reading my stash of cook books, I discovered that you only need bones, water, apple cider vinegar (or citrus) and salt to taste. That's it! STEP 3: Preparing is a breeze. With 5 lbs of bones and 5 quarts of water in a stock pot, add 2 tablespoons of vinegar. Bring the mix to a boil then reduce the mix to a simmer. Cook on the stove top 12-24 hours, in a slow cooker 24-48 hours or in a pressure cooker 1-3 hours. Add your favorite salt to taste. FINAL STEP 4: Let broth cool. Skim the fat if you wish. Pour into quart jars with plastic lids and labels. Freeze them. There are recipes for canning the broth as well. Check your most recent Kerr or Ball Canning Book. Coming up soon: Benefits and Uses of Bone Broths!
With the help of Alan, our gifted ranch hand/welder we were blessed this year with not one but two solid shelters for our layers and our meat birds. Drum roll please!.....
The first house to literally roll onto the scene is our yellow egg mobile which can hold about 200 layers at night. By day they are outside everywhere and put themselves to bed when the sun goes down. Clean, ungraded eggs from a variety of chickens running hither and yon. Grass, bugs and soy-free, gmo-free, corn-free feed are found on our layers' table.
The most recent structure is actually a 12'x20' yellow sled with a shiny roof. Currently it holds six turkeys to protect them from our neighbor's German Shepherds. In about 3 weeks, the sled will house over 100 Cornish Rock meat birds while they are moved daily for fresh grass and soy-free, gmo-free, corn-free ration. What do you think of these new homes?