Extreme driving fun
Driving through the gates full speed, because otherwise we would sink :) - a wonderfully wet winter season.
We have won Champion award at the Sydney Royal Easter Show!
Thank you to all our customers for your support, you now know you are having the best eggs in NSW, and in ACT (after the 2018 Royal Canberra Poultry Show)!
A big Thank YOU to all our farm team, for the love and hard work we all know poultry farming requires.
Incredible support for rotational, sustainable farming, and pasture-based egg farming. Thank you #sydneyroyal_eastershow
#champions #eggs #pasturedeggs #award #awardwinningeggs #thebesteggs
Last Night I Dreamed of Chickens
"Last night I dreamed of chickens,
there were chickens everywhere,
they were standing on my stomach,
they were nesting in my hair,
they were pecking at my pillow,
they were hopping on my head,
they were ruffling up their feathers
as they raced about my bed.
They were on the chairs and tables,
they were on the chandeliers,
they were roosting in the corners,
they were clucking in my ears,
there were chickens, chickens, chickens
for as far as I could see...
when I woke today, I noticed
there were eggs on top of me."
-- the poem "Last Night I Dreamed of Chickens" by Jack Prelutsky, From the book "Something BIG Has Been Here"
#livingthedream #poetry #chickens #eggs #freerange #chickenseverywhere #welovepoetry #dreams #dreamscometrue #jackprelutsky #whatdreamsaremadeof
The Dancing Egg
a.k.a. 'The Cavalry Charge' (you need the audio!). Having some fun at work today with the egg machine. #workisfun #workandplay #playatwork #funatwork #jumpingjoy #joy #egg #eggmachine #machinefails
--music from The Overture to Rossini's opera William Tell
Sleep. Eat. Repeat.
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
Sowing and watching things grow
"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
Serenade to our beloved
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.
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:
Robert Frost, the chicken farmer
It is a fact rarely acknowledged that Robert Frost, the poet, was a poultry farmer.
During the day, he did what we all do: collect eggs, repair caravans, and take in the scenery.
At night, he wrote poetry.
It might be the view of hilltops (like this one) that inspired some the wonderful Nature imagery in Frost's poems.
"I am excited about chickens", says Bill Gates. So are we!
Food for thought in Bill Gates's article on how chickens can solve the world's problems by eliminating malnutrition, empowering women and raising people out of poverty.
How our eggs come to you
Follow news about our free range chickens and the fresh farm eggs we produce.