The red bin got stuck, and try as it might, red tractor couldn't pull it and got stuck. Try as it might, the yellow tractor tried to pull them and got stuck. Try as it might, the green tractor tried to pull them and got stuck. Try as it might, the hilux couldn't pull anything but got us humans out of the paddock.
Fun was had by chickens and humans alike.
Nobody is complaining because rains and tall grass are a blessing.
#farmfun #bogged #fun #stuck #mud #chickens #tractors #bringiton #anyothertruck #farmlove
Salt lines, permanent mud stains, tears in the leather and water coming in.
4 years of hard work, achievement and pure joy. And if, as we believe, our life will ultimately be measured by what we have done for our fellow men, then by this standard we fear no judgment.
Time for the new pair.
Tree grows on top of rocks, splitting through them.
Rain comes, and grass grows inside cracks.
Chickens come to eat grass and enjoy the shade of the tree.
STONE->TREE->GRASS->CHICKEN->GREAT EGGS chain of Nature.
#cycleoflife #chickens #freerange #treesplitsrock #naturalfarm #stone #splitrocks #strongtree #treebeatsrock #eggs
1. Learned to 'bark' (sound is not to be missed! )
2. Socializing well with chickens
3. Drinking from a bowl.
They definitely improved employment skills in the first four weeks of life
#puppies #Maremmasheepdog #learning #jobready #cute #freerange #firstthings #growingup
Could not believe where we found an egg today: on top of the fallen tree which is the chicken Disneyland playground, and beautifully nestled within the better bark fissures. #freerange #eggs #hardtofind #hiddeneggs #pasturedeggs #findtheegg #trees #playground #chickenplayground #eggfinding
Raising Maremma puppies is easy.
Sleeping in a pile and shifting for a comfortable position: the tough life of a puppy on Hilltops Free Range eggs farm.
#cuteness #sleep #puppies #sleepinginapile #cutepuppies #cutenessoverload #freerange #Maremmasheepdog #farmlife #toughlife
"Sowin' things an' growin' things, an' watchin' of 'em grow;
That's the game," my father said, an' father ought to know."
With sowing done for the winter, we praise the rains and watch our oats grow. Not letting the chickens near that paddock now, but they have done the fertilizing bit well.
From the book "Backblock Ballads and Later Verses", Wheat by C. J. Dennis
Welcome to our three puppies, born and bred on Hilltops Free Range egg farm.
Mother and kids are all doing well.
Social distancing for eggs 😂😂😂
Our MEGA eggs are so huge, we have to place them one nest apart, so they don't crack each other on the sides.
Off to some of our favorite customers from the online egg shop.
Last week our biggest MEGA egg measured 127g!
Just beyond the sunset
Lies a home for me
Where the world is peaceful
Like a paradise should be
Just beyond the sunset
Someday is where you’ll find me”.
-- “Just Beyond The Sunset” — poem by D. Harris
Just jump in the car and drive! Jack the Maremma dog thought he did enough walking today 😀
The GIANT egg found today: living proof that chickens are related to dinosaurs.
An egg the size of my hand.
Looking out my window
In [May]'s golden light,
I see a beauty unsurpassed,
A truly lovely sight.
"Portrait Of Fall" -- By Alora M. Knight
The grass is taller than our big Maremma dogs, and they are loving it.
I’m on top of the world! 😎 says the bosslady chicken at Hilltops Free Range eggs farm
Introducing: NEW Super fancy layer house with hydraulic suspension!
Not to worry of you don’t know what that is, we’ve marked it with a big white arrow in the video. It also helps that the thing is BRIGHT RED 😀
What this means is that our chickens will be traveling in even more comfort.
We keep constantly innovating and experimenting with equipment. The standard off-the-shelf equipment assumes that the chickens stay in one place, and preferably that the eggs come through a hole in the wall of a barn or a cage.
Not much commercially ready equipment for pasture-raised, roaming, grass-fed chickens.
So we have a massive welding shed and have welded every single piece of equipment here on the farm, starting with the design drawings, and borrowing bits and pieces from some commercial equipment builders.
Our additional challenge is that the terrain is beautiful but rather hilly - hence the ‘Hilltops’- and so all equipment needs to have high clearance, good car tyres, and —introducing — hydraulic suspension for the girls' comfort!
Lots of lessons learned and fun times on the way.
Sounds of Easter at Hilltops Free Range egg farm: social distancing for chickens. One can only hear chickens and not see them.
Beautiful GIANT eggs for our Easter deliveries (Canberra only). Each giant weighs over 95g. Available for online purchase only at our eggs and farm produce online shop.
Post the autumn rain: the normality of flowers growing, and chickens out and about. Nature’s cycle is uninterrupted.
Egg Pasta, made with our pastured eggs. A unique product, made of 34% eggs (very different from durum wheat pasta). Higher in protein. Following a traditional recipe, sun-dried (UV disinfection) and roasted for a golden finish.
Order egg pasta online and pick up at the markets or ask at your local shop.
The new caravan we built is now fully occupied! New life, new eggs. Expanding our food production for Canberra and the NSW. Lots of hours of hard work coming up.
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