• Fast, safe and<br />
registered shipping
    Fast, safe and
    registered shipping
  • 100% Australian<br />
created & owned
    100% Australian
    created & owned
  • cart
cloud image
cloud image

Blog

Anna Lashbrook loves her chooks. She loves to listen to them sing their night time song as they settle in for the night; she loves to go for walks with them and; she loves their beaut eggs. She noticed how much joy they bought her and her family and thought it would be great to provide some of that joy to the elderly in nursing homes around the Riverina, “Chooks make people laugh, they are so funny to watch”. Anna’s family business, Cackleberries, is not only looking after locals with delicious free range produce, it’s also looking after their communities well-being. What a ripper story. Good on you, mate.

WHAT DO YOU FARM?

Cackleberries aka free range eggs

WHO FARMS WITH YOU?

My husband Bryson and our three kids Phillipa 5, Harriet 3, Henry 1.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB?

We’re outside all the time, our kids love to help us collect eggs. Knowing our chooks are happy and healthy with plenty of place to explore and be chooks is really rewarding.

WHERE DO YOU SELL YOUR PRODUCE?

Only in the Riverina: Food I Am Cooking School Wagga Wagga, Magpies Nest Restaurant Wagga Wagga, Coolamon Foodworks, Wagga Meat Supply, Junee Licorice & Chocolate Factory, Junee IGA, Dough Re Mi.

WHAT IS HAPPENING ON YOUR FARM AT THE MOMENT?

Chooks make people laugh, they are so funny to watch. Because of this, we’ve started taking chooks to visit people in nursing homes. We take the kids and a few chooks – everyone at the nursing homes loves to hold, pat and talk to the chooks. It makes us feel really good to know we’re brightening someone else’s day.

DO YOU USE ANY SPECIAL EQUIPMENT OR MACHINERY?

Our equipment is very fancy. It’s called…….hands!  We collect, weigh, stamp and pack every egg by hand. We have special torches for candling our eggs (which means – we shine a strong light through each egg so we can find any hair line cracks in the shell, which would otherwise be invisible). Our other really important equipment is our two beautiful dogs, Sally (chocolate Labrador) & Matilda (Golden Retreiver). They are great buddies with the chooks and keep predators away (foxes, eagles, feral cats).

IF YOU COULD TELL A KIDDIE SOMETHING UNIQUE THING ABOUT WHAT YOU FARM WHAT WOULD IT BE?

  • When chooks go to sleep at night, they like to roost up high and when they’re settled, they ‘sing’ their night time song. When you have hundreds of chooks, it sounds really cool.
  • If we leave the door open on the car, chooks always hop in! When we go for walks, the chooks love to come with us too.
  • One day (after a lot of rain), I slipped over in the mud with a full basket of eggs! I cried and laughed at the same time.

To find out more or keep in touch with Cackleberries, visit: https://www.facebook.com/cackleberriesbylashbrookfarm/

3 Responses to “Cackleberries by Lashbrook Farm”

Leave a comment

All comments are moderated before being published on the site