Thanks to everyone who came out last Saturday and made our Harvest Celebration Tour such a fun and memorable one! Looking forward to next year!
Want to know how to make your own delicious and nutritious chicken broth? It's easy!
To make 2 quarts of broth all you need is
-2 lbs. pastured chicken feet
-3 celery stalks
Place all the ingredients in a pot (we like to use our crock-pot), cover with water and let it simmer on low for 24 hours. Finally, strain the broth through a fine mesh strainer into a glass jar.
Enjoy your delicious broth! It's easy to make, cheap, and is so beneficial to your health!
You can now look for Botany Bay Farm at the local Camas Farmer's Market.
We will hopefully be there every Wednesday (June 12th-October 9th) from 3-7 PM.
Come on over and say hi!
If you've never cooked yourself up a pasture-raised chicken before, you're in for a real treat. The flavor of a grass-fed bird is amazing, and nothing beats knowing that you're getting a whole heapin' helpin' of nourishment with each delectable bite. So how then do you cook a Botany Bay Bird? Well, there's really no wrong way to go about it. But if you're looking for a super tasty, super easy idea for an amazing pasture-raised chicken dinner ... well, you've found the right place!
Start off by acquiring for yourself one of these little beauties. Place an order today for your own chicken fresh from our family farm, or stop by Chucks Produce in Vancouver, WA to pick yourself up a bird today.
Begin by placing your plump little bird in a roasting dish.
Chop some vegetables and sprinkle them around your bird. About five stalks of celery, two onions, and eight medium carrots will do. If you're feeling fancy, stuff your bird's cavity with as much chopped onion as you can fit inside. The onion will delicately flavor the meat as it cooks.
Drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil over your bird and veggies, and then coat everything with a liberal sprinkling of sea salt, garlic granules, and black pepper.
Fire up your oven, get your forks and plates ready, and 375 degrees and 80 minutes later your bird will emerge from the oven in beautiful, roasted, golden perfection. It's as simple as that!
Do you have any other favorite ways to prepare your pasture-raised chicken? Leave us a comment and let us know!
I (Heidi) went around and captured some pictures to share with you all so you can see what a typical Saturday looks like here at Botany Bay Farm. There's so much to do and so little time! (Click on the pictures below to enlarge them & read the captions)
One of the newest farm enhancements here at Botany Bay is the addition of bat houses. Ever heard of one before? They are fantastic as they help increase bat population which in turn decreases mosquito infestation on your property. Go here to find more information about them.
This past weekend we received our two bat houses in the mail, so my brother Joe set to work doing the finishing touches and placing them along the south side of our property.
Now all we have to do is wait until the bats decide to make their home in it!
BotanyBayFarm.2.0 has arrived!
We are very excited to announce the release of a newer and more updated version of our website!
A lot remains the same, but we have tweaked and polished our design a bit and added a bunch of fun new features for you to enjoy. The homepage has been redesigned with a new, two-minute video tour of the farm. We also have added this blog to keep you updated on exciting farm happenings. Now with our fancy new search function you can easily search our website. And we are also excited to announce the addition of two new product categories as well! So be sure and check out the Pastured Rabbit and Natural Bath Products pages!
We are a family owned and operated farm and pretty much everything around here is done "in-house". This website is no exception. The creator of both our original and updated website design is a member of our Botany Bay family. Sarah was married before we made the transition from city life to land in the country, so she hasn't had the same opportunity as the rest of us to get her hands dirty, but she still enjoys contributing to the farm effort where she can. She currently lives in Vancouver, WA with her husband Camden and two little boys - Henry and Jackson. We are very thankful to have had her help with this project!
Leave a comment and let us know how you like the new look. :)
It's winter at Botany Bay Farm. We've batted down the hatches and the fields are relatively calm and quiet now after the business of the past summer months. The broiler chickens have all been sold for the season and our hogs have been butchered as well. Our free-range chickens continue to supply us with their nice brown eggs, but otherwise the farm is pretty quiet.
We have been enjoying our frozen stores of pasture-raised chicken and pork during these quiet months, and hope you have too!
Spring is just around the corner and we are looking forward to getting started raising another season of pastured poultry, pastured pork, and hopefully pastured rabbit too!