I have for you today a few little chicken bits and um… pieces.
An unfortunate choice of words I guess, but there you have it.
This month’s edtion of the Book of Days delves into the eggstraordinary world of the chicken with a recipe for mini quiches. How have your pies come out? Have you experimented with any more egg recipes? We’d sure love to hear about “Whatcha Got Cookin!”
Scrambled eggs were the very first thing that my future farmer/chef ever cooked, and he’s never looked back. He’s really good now at french toast, omelets and he’s working his way up to crepes.
He wants me to be sure to tell you that there is no finer pet choice for a kid who longs for the farm life and also likes to cook up a storm. Chickens are friendly, pretty easy to care for, and they provide an endless source of raw materials for kitchen eggsperimentation. They’re hard to beat.
If you’re like my guy and can’t get enough of your feathered friends here’s a little more chicken goodness for you:
Amber told us about a sweet story that sounds perfect for wee chicken fans, Chicken Bedtime is Really Early.
Melanie passed along another great chicken tale, Tillie Lays an Egg.
Our friend Casey has a bunch of great links from Chicken School over on Country Lifestyle.
We watched The Natural History of the Chicken – riveting stuff.
If you’re thinking about raising up a flock of your own, there’s no better place to start than Backyard Chickens.
… unless of course you start with Murray McMurray Hatchery. They will send you a catalog if you like, that’s full of all kinds of interesting fowl photos. My poultry farmer keeps his close at hand and circles breeds he’d like to have some day the way that some kids circle toys in the ads at Christmas time.
And of course, you can read all about our adventures in chicken farming over at Blue Yonder.
Now it’s your turn…. got a great egg recipe? Chicken links? Do share!