Chickens

Stocking Stuffers and More

I thought that it would be nice to suggest some terrific items for under the tree this year.  Here are somethings that make me happy!
1.  Chicken Pot Pie–Centerville Pie Company
This is a fabulous potpie from right here on Cape Cod.  As featured this year on Oprah’s favorite things, we on the Cape have been in love with this pie since the beginning.  We also love their involvement with Cape Abilities, a local organization assisting those with handicaps to enter the workforce.
2.  Rachael Ray Sir Whisk a Lot Whisk  
Heat resistant up to 400 degrees and dishwasher safe, this whisk is sure to make your eggs fluffy.
3.  Kiehls Ultimate Strength Hand Salve 

I’m in love.  They say it best…

“Formulated for the driest, most active hands, this heavy-duty moisture treatment is a thick, rich formula offering all-day care and protection. Our blend of select ingredients allows skin to actually draw and absorb water from the air, forming a “glove-like” protective barrier against moisture loss. This formula, which contains a blend of botanical oils as well as natural wax derived from Olives Oil, further soothes, moisturizes and conditions skin. This most effective preparation helps protect against and repair the appearance of severe dryness caused by heavy industrial work, manual labor, neglect, or exposure to harsh elements.” –Kiehl’s

4.  Nesting Box Blend

“Keeping nesting boxes clean and free of debris (folks, we are talking about poop here) is very important as contaminated nesting boxes are just bad, bad, bad.  Using Nesting Box Blends ward off the creepy crawlies and bugs that bug your chickens.  Add Nesting Box Blends to nesting boxes during regular scheduled cleanings to keep your chickens calm and free of mites, lice etc. Can be used along with Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth. Contains 100% organic, fair trade herbs and flowers for a soothing and bug free egg laying experience.
Younger chickens often experience stress when they begin to lay eggs. Even older experienced layers can feel stress from time to time. Allow this special and caring formulation to benefit laying hens of all ages – your eggs will be even more wonderful!”–Treats for Chickens
5.  Campo de Fiori–TerraCotta Pots
 Located in Western Massachusetts, I visit them everytime.  These are the best terracotta pots I have ever seen.  I think they are fabulous and they look great inside during the winter too.  I can honestly say I am addicted!
6.  Grow your own Italian Herb Garden
 
Who says you can’t have fresh herbs even in the winter?   This is a great winter indoor project with the kids.  It’s a great feeling to see plants grow when there is snow on the ground outside.
 7.  Eggs Cookbook– Williams Sonoma Exclusive
“The egg is one of nature’s culinary miracles, adaptable to a wide variety of flavors and preparations. Quick and easy to prepare, this nutritional powerhouse can be enjoyed at any time of day – from a hearty breakfast or brunch to a simple, satisfying supper. In this book, you’ll discover over 40 delicious recipes for all types of egg dishes, along with step-by-step secrets to perfect scrambled, fried, boiled and poached eggs. Delight kids with a classic toad-in-the-hole – or impress brunch guests with eggs presented in whimsical prosciutto nests. The book also includes an enticing array of quiches, omelettes and stratas, plus creative recipes for breakfast burritos, panini and more. Hardcover, 112 pages. A Williams-Sonoma Exclusive.”–Williams Sonoma