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.
Cackleberries aka free range eggs
My husband Bryson and our three kids Phillipa 5, Harriet 3, Henry 1.
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.
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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.
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).
To find out more or keep in touch with Cackleberries, visit: https://www.facebook.com/cackleberriesbylashbrookfarm/