Monday, November 29, 2010

What we had for Thanksgiving...Cornish Hens!!

 After we sent out over 250 turkeys out to our wonderful customers...we decided that this year we were going to have our Cornish Hens for Thanksgiving!  They were of course our family farm grown Cornish Hens and Farmer Chris made them excellently and still had time to do the chores!

Stuffed Cornish Hens...


  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 (6 ounce) package fast-cooking long grain and wild rice mix
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2/3 cup sliced water chestnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 5 Cornish game hens


  1. In a large saucepan coated with nonstick cooking spray, cook celery and mushrooms in butter until tender. Stir in rice; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the contents of the rice seasoning packet, broth and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-6 minutes or until rice is tender.
  2. Stir in the water chestnuts, cranberries, onions and soy sauce. Stuff into hens. Place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake at 375 degrees F for 50-60 minutes or until juices run clear and a meat thermometer inserted into stuffing reads 165 degrees F. Cut each hen in half lengthwise to serve.
It was awesome --- and we had a great time being Thankful for our families and the wonderful people in our lives!

Thank you for all of the wonderful feedback on how delicious your Turkey was this year!  We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Happy Birthday to Farmer Chris!!!

Everyday we celebrate this man in our house...but today was the day he came into this world, many years ago!

We walked for breast cancer in honor of his mom Carol!

Teaches our children that faith is important!

Last minute camping trip...he is the cook in the house!

He has taught our kids to compete for themselves...

Takes us blueberry picking...and Jorja still talks about wanting to go back!

He takes us on last minute field trips to pick up 300 turkeys...but makes them fun by staying in hotels and touring around towns!

Makes sure there is time for fun...for the kids and himself!

After a big loss in January (barn fire) on the farm he taught our kids we need to pick up the pieces and rebuild...he was very sensitive and sad at all of our loss -- especially for the kids!

Works day and night on the farm to allow for me to stay home with the kids!

Is just a great big kid on the inside!

Has a soft side...

Is our kids biggest cheerleader...just not as loud as mom! 
Surprises us with day trips to remind us what is important...Family!

He works hard for our family...teaching the importance of work and play.

We love you and thank God everyday that you are our Papa, husband and best friend!

Happy Birthday Christopher Aaron!

Michelle and Kyra, Jackson, Cyrus and Jorja May

Friday, November 26, 2010 the word of the week...

So much running around selling our last fresh relaxing enjoying family time eating our hard work.  Thankful for everyone that makes our passion for farming possible.  Thankful for our family and that we are able to get together and remember to sit and relax every once in a while.

Wishing you a great Thanksgiving!

The Hebron Families!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Happy 12th Birthday Kyra Addison Hebron...

Happy 12th Birthday Kyra Addison Hebron

Born: November 17th, 1998, on a Tuesday at 3:13 p.m., in South Bend IN!
8 pounds 4 ounces
20 1/2 inches
Brown hair, Slate Blue eyes (no more)
I put in her baby book that she resembles Chris --- but that isn't the case anymore, she is the only one that truly looks like I gave birth too!

She was our first child... the love of our lives and still is to this day.  She truly amazes me daily in all of her accomplishments, her drawing, her poems (she wrote Environment).  If you can't find her she is most likely reading...something she gets from both of her grandpa's (although I am pretty sure they haven't read the Harry Potter series once - let alone 4 or 5 times)!  She has been on the honor roll since they started handing them out in 3rd grade (a gift from her daddy). 
Now she is the 6th grade at a special academy still surprising me...and of course still being like a 12 year old should be and drive me crazy (my mom warned me I would get paid back for all that I did to her)... but we thank God every day for November 17th, the day our lives changed forever!

Kyra we are so proud of you and wish that all of your dreams come true!