Why Hate Gwyneth Paltrow?

Good Health Radiates Beauty!
Good Health Radiates Beauty!

Oh for heaven’s sake. I was going to write this morning about my beautiful irises that are blooming or maybe even the marauding raccoon that continues to dig the fish heads out from under my gloriously beautiful tomato plants, but no, now I’m going to write about my most unfavorite word, “hate.”

We throw that word around all the time like it’s nothing.

It’s not nothing. Continue reading Why Hate Gwyneth Paltrow?


How was the coop tour? Did you get your name in the drawing for free eggs?


Thank you all for attending the 5th Annual Austin Funky Chicken Coop Tour! We had about 1,000 attendees and it was a huge success!

In the upper right corner of this blog, under the page Austin Funky Chicken Coop Tour, you will see some new pages we prepared for the tour. We will continue to add to this throughout the week with pictures and videos.

If you haven’t done so already, either follow this blog, “like” us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter to get your name into the drawing for a dozen duck eggs. Continue reading How was the coop tour? Did you get your name in the drawing for free eggs?

Tomatoes–Queen of the Garden

tomatoes on a vineThe most glorious veggie in the garden is without a doubt, the tomato. Right off the vine, a warm, sweet tomato is one of summer’s greatest pleasures. Here at BuzzQuack, we planted our tomatoes a couple of weeks ago. It was too early and we suffered some losses as a result. We were impatient and paid the price.

We like to share our successes as well as our failures, so sit back for a dose of foolishness. Continue reading Tomatoes–Queen of the Garden

What’s the Difference Between Pastured and Pasteurization?

Clearly, this is not intended to be a treatise on these subjects, rather, a quick discussion of “pastured” and “pasteurization” as they relate to food. What inspired me was a woman who wanted to buy my backyard eggs. She was very adamant that she was looking for “backyard, pasteurized” eggs. She meant “backyard, pastured-raised” eggs. Because the terms are similar, they can be confusing. Continue reading What’s the Difference Between Pastured and Pasteurization?

Roasting Peppers

I was at the grocery last week, and was delighted to see red bell peppers on sale for 50 cents each! I bought six. I meant to dehydrate them, but didn’t get around to it. Instead, I decided to roast them. I love roasted red bell peppers an just about anything. Continue reading Roasting Peppers