Using sunlight, water, minerals and soil, trading in nutrients, and making the healthiest food on the planet: THANK YOU, chickens!
Chasing the last chicken to come home to her caravan for the night.
She is simply enjoying the spectacular country sunset.
The lines of dust on our eggs in summer are like Crow's feet on a loved one's face.
The tiny lines through the skin are canyons full of memories.
What does the egg remember?
The wonderful day of the chicken, full of sun, freedom and laughter, happiness, and tears of joy?
A serenade is a piece of music sung or played in the open air, typically by a man, to his beloved chickens. 😃
Here is our wonderful Ifu's serenade to the chickens.
NB to all skeptics: chickens have excellent hearing, which does not deteriorate with age. As they are very low in the food chain, they need to be able to hear predators early.
We love our chickens!
The only secret to producing the best, award-winning eggs is happy and healthy chickens. Here is Maria feeling the love returned.
Photography by Roberto
Hilltops Free range eggs farm is partnering with Hyatt Hotel Canberra for their program for "food, thoughtfully sourced and carefully served".
We are proud to support Hyatt Hotel's new year's resolution of being a leader in procuring sustainable food at a Global level. Together with the other Hyatt Hotel suppliers, we are proud to promote sustainable farming methods, bring to their guests healthy products, and support the local economy.
You can now enjoy Hilltops Free Range eggs in the Breakfast specialties, Paleo breakfast, and the In Room Dining menu in Hyatt Hotel Canberra:
Hilltops eggs ready to party: fascinators all on! Royal British family left in the dust.
Happy New Year 2019!
P.S. Fascinators are tiny, elaborate hats clipped to the wearer's head. A very popular fashion choice among women of the royal family and eggs of the Hilltops Free Range Egg farm.
After the rain, the air is washed clean and the sunset colours are amazing.
At the end of a long day, Humans and Chickens enjoy the magic of the sun.
Hilltops eggs farm in the press: article about our farm in the wonderful Grass Roots magazine
Drawbar chicken innovation: the coupling that's the most important part of our caravans, so that the chickens always move to fresh grass, can also be a favorite playground area.
Photography by Maria
What is the sound of Spring?
A thousand bees humming in the olive tree? The songs of the blackbird?
Or the chicken clucking happily at the patch of clover she found under the same olive tree where the bees hum and the blackbird sings?
The oats have come out nicely from our ploughing back in August.
Did you know: the yellow flowers you see in the front give the bright yellow color in the yolks of Hilltops eggs.
We all love Spring.
The moon is out and the chickens are out on an evening walk. Peaceful farm evenings with a hint of the red Australian dust in the sky.
Photography by Maria
Every few days, Hilltops chickens move to a fresh new green area of the paddock.
Our nomadic tribe of chickens are healthy, and the eggs - delicious.
Photography by Maria.
Mustering sheep today.
If you look long and hard, you will inevitably see a chicken and an egg somewhere at Hilltops farm. Perhaps in the clouds.
I really like it here, on top of our caravan. I have the sun on my feathers and the wind in my face. I might even lay my egg right here, where you can never reach it.
The Top of the World Chicken.
This chicken likes to lay her egg in the faraway layer every morning, in peace and quiet from all her friends.
Now we caught her running back to join them.
The Hilltops Egg Farm Spa Salon is open, located in a beautiful shaded area near the dry creek, with a view of the hills. Our ladies chose the spot themselves. They enjoy taking turns in the dust baths, while the Maremma dogs keep watch and make sure the ladies are not disturbed during their healthy hygiene ritual.
Dust bathing is crucial for the chickens' health: dust cleans the feathers and absorbs excess moisture and oil from the skin. Dust bathing kills parasites attached to the chickens' skin by covering them with a fine coat that blocks their breathing, causing them to suffocate.
We have our sheep on one hill, the chickens on the next hill, and our crops ready to plough in on the third one. Sustainable, rotational farming at its best at Hilltops eggs farm.
The sun's rays have a warm glow, the wind has lost its icy brush, the grass is not frosted in the morning.
You can tell that Spring is not far away now.
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