Spring has sprung! As you know we have free range chickens, so free range that they sometimes hide a nest of eggs and keep them warm until they hatch. Some of the breeds are more broody then others, but it sort of works out because we get roosters and more hens, and we have become pros at preparing and eating the roosters. Roosters have also become popular with other bloggers. Three of my favorite California bloggers got together to slaughter and then cook a rooster which is just one(of many) cool blogger collaborations that has been hitting the blogosphere; Hank from Hunter Angler Gardener Cook, who was helped by Garrett of Vanilla Garlic and also the famous and wonderful Elise from Simply Recipes.
Sometimes I think posting pictures of adorable farm animals and prepared food might seem incongruous to many. My hope is to share the beauty but also to acknowledge the complexity of farming animals. There is beauty in life on the farm, but also there is death. I might gloss over the fact that I love to eat the animals that surround me by showing gorgeous photos but it is not always easy, but life is not, and that is partly why it is so beautiful.