We eat a lot of eggs. For the most part we eat a paleo diet (no wheat/little dairy), which means that 6 days of the week our breakfast consists mainly of eggs. We go through a good 4 dozen a week (!!!!). And since eggs play such a huge role in growing my little people, we are willing to pay top dollar for pasture raised.
Fortunately, there is this amazing little place called Blue Whistler Farm just down the road from us that has a flock of pastured chickens, meat birds, meat rabbits, lambs, and pigs. The owners are awesome: young and passionate about local food. Y’all know about my dream to have a few animals and lots of land someday, so I head on down the road every week to grab our 4 dozen delicious eggs and stare wistfully at all those beautiful farm animals doing what farm animals do when allowed to roam on a pasture. If you’re near central NC, you should definitely check them out.
Because they have open farm days where you can visit the animals. And they just had two litters of piglets! I do not envy those pig mamas and all that nursing, but boy are those things cute! They are about one week old in these photos. We were in love.
We fed the pigs some carrots. Fed the chickens. Petted a baby rabbit. And got to hold some hens. The next night on John’s birthday, we smoked a rabbit (tastes a lot like chicken) and it was AMAZING.
Love some small local farms, and these adventurous kiddos of mine.