Great tasting nutritious farm fresh eggs......each time I crack one open it is like sunshine in my kitchen. Just the thought of these little jewels brings a smile to my face. (Even after spending 2 hours cleaning and packaging 20 dozen eggs.) Inside these little brown bundles lies a precious little ray of sunshine filled with so much healthy goodness.
The egg..... when you hear those two words, what do you think of first?....to some this means breakfast, to others they think of Easter and believe it or not there are those that think - yuk! Well, I'm out to change those that have that last opinion of the egg. I hope to have y'all thinking of eggs daily and not just for breakfast.
First let's talk chicken- we can't talk about the egg unless we first talk about the chicken. I believe the heritage breeds to be the starting point for the best egg possible. These hens come from reliable heritage breeds and are allowed to grow and mature at their natural rate. A hen has to be in premium health to produce the best egg. The quality of life she lives, housing and of course feed, all contribute to what we will one day eat. We provide plenty of pasture for them to roam so they can forage for worms, grubs and other insects while eating the best grass with no pesticides. Raising them in a humane and natural way. That's why our chicks are healthy happy chicks providing excellent eggs..
Now let's talk nutrition- a farm fresh egg, from a hens that are allowed to eat bugs, seeds, grass and other goodies from our pasture. This produces an egg with a dark rich color more than that of factory-eggs. This deep color indicates higher nutrition; rich in choline, selenium, folic acid, vitamin B-12, beta carotene, lutein, vitamin A, vitamin E, omega-3, vitamin D and iodine, which equals an egg with more nutrition for your family.
pastured, free range eggs have-
Now for reason that will surely hook you on at least one a day.
Taste...now this is one that is easy. Just try ONE. Fix it your favorite way, doesn't matter, whatever way you enjoy it.
As for me, I like omelets myself. Yesterday for New Year's I fixed an asparagus, mushroom and onion omelet with a little parmesan cheese for breakfast. Oh my! It was rich and cream with a soft fluffy texture that makes my mouth water just thinking about it now. Gary and Carrie love to eat them hard boiled with a little salt. Mekayla loves deviled eggs- hard boiled eggs chopped with mayo, salt and pepper. Carson is a boy after his Mom's heart, he is an omelet guy but he likes bacon and cheese. Which ever way you fix your egg, I know once you have tasted one from the farm you will never go back to store bought.
Great tasting nutritious farm fresh eggs......each time I crack one open it is like sunshine in my kitchen.
All this talk of eggs has gotten me hungry for one. I think I'll go put on a pot of coffee and make some eggs, country ham, grits and biscuits. Let me know how you fix your eggs.
Author: Kelly W. Sikes
Who is she? I am wife, mother of 3, daughter of 2 wonderful city parents, a sister to one sis, a home school mom, an office manager and a farmgirl!
Well, this really does not tell you about me just some of the titles I have. I am a 40 something girl who has found herself very blessed by where life has taken her ….to the farm kitchen! I am a fun loving girl who loves to be in the kitchen cooking or looking thru cookbooks or the internet for new healthy delicious recipes for my family. I am happiest when I have a spoon in my hand (and a cup of coffee in the other) and my 2 girls in the kitchen with me cooking up our next creation.
How she ended up on a farm……I come from a small southern town right outside Charlotte, NC. I thought I lived in the country! Until my college roommate, Jennifer took me home with her for the week-end. (I lived 20 min. west of Charlotte; she lived a 1hr. 20 min. east of Charlotte.) Wow!! What a difference. That’s when I really found out what it meant to be country. Rolling fields of corn, soybeans, and stuff I didn’t have any idea what it was (and still don't), then poultry houses after poultry house. It was not uncommon for you to go several miles without even seeing a house (for people).
A year later, Jennifer set me up on a blind date with one of those country boys……well I guess you could say I was blinded by love and fell head over heels for my true love, Gary. We have now been married for 22 adventured filled years.
Even though he was a country boy, we didn’t start out on the farm. We waited until 1996 to buy our land which is next to his family farm. We didn’t consider farming until 7 years later after Gary became sick. In 2011, we started Bountiful Harvest Farm. So here I am a farmgirl …….
What’s on our farm? We raise heritage poultry. We are a full circle farm- laying hens, breeders, a hatchery, chicken and turkey growers, and on the farm processing.
If you are still reading, I’m impressed. I don’t claim to be a writer. I’m just a regular girl who is going to share about life on a chicken farm, some of my favorite recipes and a few funny stories of my family along the way. I hope you'll come back - just grab a cup of coffee (or whatever drink your hand desires), pull me up and visit.