Sunday, August 23, 2009

not a recipe.

idyllic

Today I was checking out a location for a wedding that I'm shooting in a few weeks, and it was located at a gorgeous farm on Sauvie Island.

Blue Heron Herbary is a sprawling family farm, dotted with lavender bushes and flanked by corn fields. A hen house greets you as you walk out towards the fields, and we got to meet their flock.

bloop

chx

I asked the dude showing us around if they sold eggs, hoping to pick up a dozen, and instead he gifted me with 14!

omgeggs


I don't have any exotic plans for these guys yet, but I am sure looking forward to poaching some for breakfast in the morning. And getting to meet the chickens who provide you with eggs is always super awesome- it just brought back my itch for my own backyard flock. I even have the breeds picked out- what I really want is a big fat Black Orpington to sit on my shoulder. My goth spirit guide, the fat black chicken.

15 comments:

Blue is Bleu said...

How wonderful! Fresh eggs are the best! My aunt had chickens and she loved them except for the crowing lol

andrea said...

you should totally buy a herd. they're like 30 cents a head for chicks in the spring at farm & fleet. (or, any local farming store.) and after the 1 time investment in some heat lamps and a small shed for them chicken feed is really cheap.

and the eggs are freaking awesome. my sister keeps about 25 all year. along with goats that they get fresh milk from. and that's all in a chicago suburb. I freaking love it.

littlebluehen.com said...

Win! There is nothing better than a gently-poached farm-fresh egg. Yummm.

Alejandra said...

I love the idea of a big black chicken power animal! Those eggs look fantastic. I want a chicken now...

Aran said...

amazing!

Sara in America said...

I just heard about your blog over at The Wednesday Chef, and I have to say, I LOVE it! I just went through a bunch of old entries. You are funny and interesting, and I like the food you make because as a grad student foodie, I am also on a budget but like to eat well. TOTALLY agree with you about farm-raised eggs being worth the cost.

sheenamad said...

You should go with that - chickens are the best! Not only are the eggs glorious, but they are hilarious! Such good company and perfect stress relief... our kids pick them up and carry them around. Too much fun!

amelia said...

I also just discovered this blog via The Wed. Chef. and what can i sasy? those pictures of the chickens are awesome.

Bossy Chef said...

Try egg curry. Simple and yummy, and perfect for eating eggs with dinner which it seems like you like to do. :)

Bossy Chef said...

PS... I have a super quick and easy and partially store bought (yuck normally) recipe for that egg curry if you can't find one to your liking... let me know I'll send it to you... not sure if you can do that on these things... I'm technologically amish. Great trait for a blogger right?

pityenlacocina said...

you're lucky, fresh very fresh egs...i love your blog, and wil be back, cheers,

pity

Phoebe and Cara, The Quarter-Life Cooks said...

I just plowed through a dozen fresh eggs. it was amazing to see how different each was colored, especially the ones will fresh droppings attached! but seriously, you cant buy that kind of authenticity.

Farmgirl Susan said...

There's nothing more entertaining than a flock of chickens. Well, except a flock of sheep or a herd of donkeys. But start with the chickens. :)

katz said...

Hey there!
Fresh eggs are beautiful! I do miss your food posts though because i normally suck in the kitchen but your things inspired me to actually create some NICE food..seriously i'm in deep, honest love with the hippie bowl..ooouuh yes!

jill said...

Love the chickens. Love your blog.