There we have it, our latest label in this range. Thanks @gurulabels love your work on our Sun Dried quince label and of course our beautiful designer who translates the thoughts in my brain to actual illustrations #gabrieleolimpio
Now to fill all those orders waiting and get it up on our online shop. Woohoo.
We spent Sunday slaughtering our Cornish Cross broiler chickens. It was our first time butchering chickens and it was a very different experience than our previous ones with beef cattle. I have to say that, for us, it was a more intimate and emotional undertaking- probably because the act of taking each life is so very hands on.
We had intended on using the much-lauded killing cone for the butchering but our chickens ended up being too big to fit properly. So we had to resort to the old fashioned way- chopping block and hatchet. Honestly, I found the method to be quick and absolute, and it truly seemed that the chickens did not suffer.
It took us most of the day to finish processing- we plucked by hand then cleaned out the innards and tidied each one up to be packaged. Now we have beautiful, plump, whole broiler chickens stacked in the freezer for future meals.
It's hard to put into words just how good it feels to raise our own meat, but I'll try. It does get messy, and it can be emotional (we had a few tears throughout the day), but we are filled with gratitude for our level of self sufficiency and this opportunity to raise so much of our own food. From beef, to carrots, onions, potatoes, greens, and now chickens- all are grown in connection to this gorgeous mountain land and fresh alpine air and will nourish my family in both body and soul.
PS~ I know it's a bit grisly, but I can't help myself- here's one more for my ongoing project #onebouquetperday 🐔💐🐔
Today a new traveler decided to join us in Italy in September on our 9-day all inclusive food tour. She'll be strolling through these vineyards in no time. Where will you be? If you've seen a million of my posts about Italy and you're curious...what does this trip actually entail? Then follow the link in bio to get more details about our daily itinerary.
Cycled to #thefarmbyronbay and enjoyed a #farmtotable breakfast by #threeblueducks . Spanner crab scrambled eggs for Rob and the best corn fritters I've ever had! Love the idea behind this place - all about supporting local and sustainable practice! 😍👌🐷🐮🐔🐥🌷🌾🌻🌞🌽🦀🍳☕️🍽💚♻️🚲
On a gorgeous summer day like today, break free of the cubicle and get outside to enjoy the sun at the Capitol Mall Farmer's Market from 10 am to 1:30 pm and at the Davis Farmers Market from 4 to 8 pm. Come on out and enjoy a savory samosa at the big green booth.
A crescent moon against the fading light. There is no why. Just breathe in the sky. Go sideways. Go up, go down, go crazy. It doesn't matter. Everything continues on... in its own perfectly unpredictable way. Sending my love out to anyone and everyone who might need it right now. We all need it.. Soak it in. Breathe. Tomorrow is a brand new day. #ohlife#anotherdayonthefarm#crescentmoon#feelingtired
What are micro greens and why do you need them?
A micro green is a young seedling that is harvested before it grows its true leaves. Research has found that micro greens pack up to 40 times more nutrients than mature plants! With concentrated flavor and extra nutrients, what’s not to love?! We’re obsessed, especially with the rich nutty flavor of our sunflower micros!
Washington State University
Washington State University (WSU) is committed to encouraging and facilitating research in a wide array of fields. Some of the degree programs available include viticulture, wine business management, hospitality business management, and a selection of different food sciences. WSU has innovation at their core, and they are working hard to be one of the top public research universities in the USA.
Thank you Washington State University for supporting the 1st annual Wine and Culinary Tourism Futures conference. Thank you for supporting the creation of best practices for a sustainable future.
Learn more about WSU here-> https://wsu.edu/