The greatest advantage to farming outside of the industrial model is allowing Nature to take her sweet time. The cycles and rhythm are allowed to flow; all we do is step aside to gently facilitate the alchemy of a life well lived. Piglets and lambs birth, nurse and wean and grow with the bloom of Summer pasture and forest; chickens mature with the warming weather and lengthening days of Spring. There is a season for everything ✨
We're out in the woods here, preparing for our next season. I know you're wondering what we're up to and if you're someone who's reached out and asked where the heck we are ~ thank you. Really. For the support and encouragement and showing up in such a big way.
We will crush 2018. See you soon 🍴
Back to my #bulletproof best!! I cane back home to rugby this weekend to discover my Mum and Brother had gone Bulletproof for the past few months and looked and felt incredible!! I've been a bit lax of late, super busy with work, friends and my new man 😍 but they've inspired me to get back to my best and make the most of each day. I started today with #pastureraisedbacon#freerangeeggs lots of #organic green veggies all washed down with a creamy delicious #bulletproofcoffee - Bulletproof it's good to be back, I've missed you 😘 xx
In the absence of a rooster my girlfriend gave Jake’s broody chicken Wonder some fertilised eggs to sit on and what a great mum she’s being .... I hope at least one hatches! Funny how the thought of living on a farm was one of the worst places I could imagine, even though it was something my Nan used to wish for for us .... now here I am loving living in the country. I feel like Nan is somehow here with us enjoying us living somewhere she always dreamt of - I only wish she had been able to be here and have this experience herself 💕🙏🏻🐔🐥🐰🐱💕🍃. .
Bella raced home from the Chook pen this afternoon with 4 eggs, which is comical as we now only have 3 chooks 🤔 .
Our family goes through at least 10 eggs per day at the moment and we are blessed to have a beautiful free-range Chook farm nearby when we run low (which is often!!). Bless your #jalbirrigoogums @aliruhle
Eggs have been unfairly demonised in the past however, they are one of the most nutritious foods on the planet!! .
Did you know that eggs are:
✔️rich in antioxidants ✔️high quality protein ✔️loaded with GOOD fats ✔️packed with 9 essential amino acids ✔️rich in iron, phosphorous, selenium, Vit A, B2, B5 & B12, Choline and Omega 3 .
How do you like your eggs?
Now for something with edible flowers 😉
Roughly scrambled free range eggs with roast pumpkin, beetroot, homegrown mint and marigold flowers drizzled with cold pressed extra virgin olive oil.
I'm taking a little break from dairy and as I'm also a vegetarian I've increased my egg intake to meet protein, b12, iron and zinc requirements. The importance of these nutrients for overall health can't be overstated so if you're gonna do the vegan or vego thing you really have to know what you're doing and do it right ✌🌱 #informedchoices
Our crazy Ameraucana chicken finally laid her first egg this morning! We’ve been waiting for Mimi’s beautiful blue eggs. This morning in typical Mimi manner she spun around a few times looking confused, ran up to the coop, and ran back down. We didn’t think much of it because she generally acts completely crazy and goes about her day in a very disorderly fashion but we checked the boxes later and there it was- our first blue egg! 🐣 So all three are now laying daily (IN the actual nesting boxes!!) which the kids carefully counted should give us 21 very fresh organic eggs a week 😃 Enough to stop ordering eggs from our CSA box :-) Trying to get a chicken to pose for a picture with her egg while she’s eating yogurt doesn’t work but this is our Mimi (beak covered in yogurt) lol ☺️ #backyardchickens#theylaideggs#freerangeeggs#happyhens#backyardfarm#organiceggs#breakfast#lovemychickens#ameraucana#heritagebreed#heritagechickens#probiotics#beyondorganic#proudchickenmama