Monday, June 28, 2010

A Farmer's Breakfast

A Farmer's Breakfast
Originally uploaded by The Hebrons
Well I guess it could be considered a Farmers Breakfast when the person who gathered the eggs, raised the bacon, grew the chard and fresh herbs and threw it all in a pan and tried to serve it to his my husband --- our loving hard working husband, who 15 years ago July 1st made me the happiest person in the world.

Mind you when I said I do --- he wasn't a farmer, and farming had never been in any of our conversations, but I knew the man I was marrying was passionate (and a dreamer)-- and providing for his family was very important to him. And if you had come up to me then and said, Michelle in 15 years you will be feeding pigs, have four children, chasing turkeys and picking eggs -- I would have thought they were insane, but I am not someone who tries to figure out how my life will pan out...I want to live each day with my best friend and these crazy little farmers we are raising. And if along the way we get to feed people with our hard work -- that is a bonus.

My aspiring foodie husband thought this breakfast up Sunday morning, while I sat outside tending to our puppy outside. As some of you have come to understand, Chris is the cook in the house -- doesn't follow recipes, makes it up as he goes along, hence the reason when customers ask me how to do something with some meat we raise - I have to ask the Farmer/chef!


Fresh Herbs, 3 eggs, bacon, Sunny Meadow Raw Cheddar Cheese and Swiss chard. Cooked in a pan with oil.

Hope you enjoy this...Happy Anniversary to my Best Friend/farmer/father/husband!


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Happy Fathers the greatest father!

(Self portrait at the park)

With having a farmer as a daddy our kids get the joy of spending time with Daddy all of the time!
I feel like most of the time they appreciate that they can go with Chris everyday over the summer -- especially Jackson who loves helping dad and grandpa T.  I am not saying that all of them are standing in line by the door waiting...but sometimes even Jorja May our 3 year old cries when daddy can't take her.

This Sunday Grandpa T did the morning chores, so we got to spend a couple hours in the park --- just enjoying our time with the kids.

Aww - this is at a park in Three Rivers!

Then we drove to the farm...
We found out our 2 month old Chocolate lab is not afraid of pigs - or electric fences...and I think they actually liked playing with him.  But after three of them came up on him, I decided it was enough.
Then he watched how they layed in the mud to cool off -- it is a little muddy by the water Jones had to join in the fun...
He was covered in mud...and loved it!

I didn't get any pictures of us chasing baby Turkeys around...apparently Mom left the turkey coop open after feeding them and when we returned up to that part of the farm...they were running everywhere -- but we had fun hearding them back in!

We hope you had a wonderful Fathers Day and got to stop and remember what it is all about!

Have a great week!

Michelle and the Hebron's

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Strawberry Salad Dressing...Yumm!

Strawberries are here and I actually got some for our personal see the goodies usually go to the customers first and my sister in law and I only get them if some are left over after a coop or we complain enough so Chris or Richard saves some for us.

Strawberry Salad Dressing

A good friend of mine made me this salad after I had one of my kiddo's and I love to make it every summer!

¾ cup Sugar
1 ½ Tbsp diced red onions
1 ½ Tbsp Poppy seeds
¼ tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Dry Mustard
1 cup oil (vegetable or olive)
1 tsp salt
¾ cup Vinegar
5 to 6 Strawberries diced

Directions: Mix sugar, garlic, salt, vinegar and mustard together. Add onion and strawberry. Add oil stir 2 to 3 times and mix in poppy seeds.

I double the recipe….to make sure I have enough for a while.  Shake well before you pour, I store it in a tall container with a flip lid, but anything will work.
Pour it over ----
Salad: Spinach, strawberries, tomatoes, mushrooms and pine nuts. (I use whatever salad we have from the garden)
Yummmm....that is all I can say!

Warning....make sure you have alot of lettuce on hand, because once you eat one bowl you will want to keep eating it! I think Farmer Chris might have even licked the bowl - but don't tell anyone I said that!

Have a great week!