Gabbard Farms


  • Salving my cabin fever with chicken poetry

    February 5, 2014

    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...

    by The Farmer's Wife
  • Eggs…they do a body good…..

    February 10, 2011

    We have always stood firmly on the belief that eggs produced by our own chickens are much richer in nutrients than your typical store bought eggs. I read a great article in Mother Earth News yesterday that confirmed that fact!.... Give it a read.... :)

    by The Farmer's Wife
  • Fertile vs. Infertile Eggs

    February 9, 2011

    Left: Fertile                            Right: Infertile

    We get asked a LOT of questions throughout the year about hatching eggs and incubation.  One of the most common questions we are asked is "How do you tell a Fertile egg from an Infertile egg?" With a little practice, you can easily...

    by The Farmer's Wife
  • Eggs & Hashbrown Pie

    January 5, 2011

    This is a recipe my Mother would have called “A Bride‘s Dish“...very simple and  few dishes to wash afterward...It is also yummy and easily adjusted to taste...add jalapeños for an added kick or ham or sausage for extra heartiness!


    • 8 slices bacon...
    by The Farmer's Wife
  • Venison Sausage

    December 9, 2010

    My Farmer and I love sweet Italian sausage. We also love breakfast sausage, smoked sausage and just about any kind of sausage to be found… but, the high fat content can be a killer and certain varieties can be quite pricey…So this year we decided to try our hand at making our own sausage from venison.  For one, venison is amazingly lean and healthy,  but primarily, because...

    by The Farmer's Wife
  • Sweet Pickled Eggs

    November 9, 2010

    You do not like them.
    So you say.
    Try them! Try them!
    And you may.
    Try them and you may, I say.

    One of the best recipes I have found for pickled eggs……I must share!

    12 farm fresh chicken eggs, 1 large sweet Vidalia onion, sliced into rings, 1 cup white wine vinegar, 1 cup apple cider vinegar,  2...

    by The Farmer's Wife
  • Pretty Pretty Eggy...

    October 16, 2010

    Egg Artistry has always fascinated me.  My own experience with crafting eggs has been
    limited to blowing and displaying them.  Some of our more exceptional examples of mulberry Marans eggs and vibrant blue Ameraucana eggs are displayed in our home.  The International Egg Art Guild is an association of artists, artisans, and craftspeople who work with natural eggs to create amazing and...

    by The Farmer's Wife
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