Rick and I have been egg farmers for the same amount of time. We both grew up on egg farms and continue to farm to this day.
Nathaniel is a fourth-generation egg farmer. His great grandfather had chickens like many of the other homesteaders when they first immigrated to this land. His grandfather expanded what his great grandfather had started and Nathaniel’s parents expanded the farm even farther.
We had an opportunity and were willing to commit to the lifestyle of farming. We were aware of the challenges, struggles and rewards this lifestyle can present and deemed it worthy of the challenge and a great place to raise a family.
Being an egg farmer means we have a responsibility to many. We are responsible to the people we work with, to the end consumer who eats the food we raise, and we also have a responsibility to the birds, to take good care of them. We need to be good stewards of everything we are entrusted to manage.
I just like being a farmer in general, there is new challenges every day. We enjoy developing products from the ground up. Farming is not just a job, it’s a lifestyle.
We also grain farm.
Makes me feel like we need to be diligent with the job intrusted to us because fellow Albertans are trusting us to provide a safe and quality product.
We are very mindful of the food we are raising. We are feeding what we raise, to our families, our friends, our community and our fellow Albertans. We know you are trusting us and we don’t want to let you down.
One of my favorite recipes is the Egg and Mushroom Tarine. It is adaptable for any meal of the day. For years I have also enjoyed a simple boiled and fried egg as well. …so easy to prepare and always delicious.