I have had the pleasure of knowing Terry Golson of Hencam.com for a few years now. She has been keeping chickens, goats and horses for many years. She is also an accomplished chef. For years, folks have been asking her to release a cookbook. She finally did! I could not contain my excitement when it arrived, Terry was finally going to divulge her delicious recipes that we all can never get enough of! From the gorgeous photography, detailed information about keeping chickens, to the mouth watering recipes this cookbook is simply delicious!
After keeping chickens for all these years, what is your all time favorite breed?
I don’t have one! However, I do tend to like the individual birds with standout personalities, and after almost twenty years, there’s been a handful of those characters, and they’ve been all different breeds.
Tell me about your favorite egg dish. Does your family have a favorite as well?
I love the simplicity of eggs, so for everyday, I’d have to say that it’s scrambled eggs for breakfast. I also enjoy putting together a strata. And I love desserts! Few things are more satisfying than a custard. My husband would probably say that the Vanilla Pudding, turned into Banana Cream Pie is his favorite. Chocolate made even richer and silkier with eggs might be mine, so the Chocolate Tart hits all of the notes for me.
Right now I have 19 hens and they are all good birds. I appreciate them all for different traits. Beatrix and Veronica are the hens that I take on school visits, so I know them well, and rely on their calm and friendly temperaments. Misty and Twiggy are flighty, busy, always up for something hens. They add humor to the flock! My two Black Stars are consistent layers. I could go on… I know each one and like something about each bird.
When I was seven, in a book about horsemanship, I read that it’s good luck to put on your left riding boot first. I’m not superstitious person, but ever since then I’ve always put on my left shoe first.
Tell me about the backyard chicken workshops that you host throughout the year? How can people attend?
I do programs at my home, and also at various venues. like libraries and farm stores. Some are free and open to the public, others have a fee. They’re all listed on my Events page on my website. Workshops held at my home are limited to 14 in a group. I talk all about what you need to know to get started, and then we all tour my coops, the composting system and the gardens. People even get to pick up a chicken. And, I serve iced tea and homemade cookies! Sign up is easy through my site.
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