The following books are available at the Farm Stand, and can be ordered by mail.
"Stories from the Hen House"
by Carol Ann Sayle.
60 pages, illustrated with line drawings. Appropriate for ages 2-100. $8.95.
True tales chronicling the antics of Willie the Rooster, who learns a lesson about fighting; Wild Mommy, the adventurous Hen, who prefers the trees to the perch; Mama Jama and her partner, Miss Ethel, the Guinea hen who left the streets to stay in the Hen House; and the nine Harriets and their adopted mama, Mrs. Bentley.
Hen House society is a lot like human society, as is clear in these stories. Loyalty, bossiness, fighting, raising babies, unfortunate occurrences, and joyful moments play out in these pages. Step into the world of the Hen House, but, of course, keep your eyes on the ground!
To order "Stories from the Hen House", send a check or money order for $11.45 (which includes $2.50 for mailing; Texas residents please also add Sales Tax of $.74 for a grand total of $12.19.) to
Boggy Creek Farm
3414 Lyons Road
Austin TX 78702
For more info, email us at Info@BoggyCreekFarm.com
or call 512-926-4650
Four editions SOLD OUT Nov. 2009
"Eating in Season: Recipes from Boggy Creek Farm"
by Carol Ann Sayle
116 pages, illustrated with line drawings, $12.95.
Now in its 4th Printing! "Eating in Season" is organized around the two basic seasons of Central Texas agriculture: Hot and Cool. It makes sense to eat the vegetables that grow in one's environment and at the time they grow! Each season's growing condition is detailed and the recipes follow the harvests. A bit of life on the farm is revealed in the introduction and the notes above each recipe.
The recipes are simple and use the condiments that you most likely already have in your kitchen. A few favorite recipes by "Friends of the Farm" are included.
What The Critics Say:
"'Stories from the Hen House,' a charming, self-published book from Carol Ann Sayle, has won The Teddy Book Award (2001) for children's literature from the Writers' League of Texas (out of 60 entries). Sayle, who with her husband owns Austin's Boggy Creek Farm, an organic, inner-city farm, has won praise for her recipes. But in this book, she shows she is also a storyteller: narrating major moments in her chickens' lives, such as Wild Mommy's decision to have a family, and the disruptive arrival of Miss Ethel."
- Claire Wood, Austin American-Statesman, October, 28, 2001
"Carol Ann's conversational style and storytelling skills make Eating in Season a pleasure to read, as well as to consult in the kitchen."
- Lori Moffett, Associate Editor, Texas Highways Magazine
"Boggy Creek Farm should be a national urban treasure. It's proof that city dwellers can eat the best vegetables in the world. The farmstand recipes are delicious, direct and simple--the cooking has already been done in the garden!"
- Deborah Madison, author (Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, Broadway Books, 1997) and advocate for sustainable family farms.
"Everyone who visits Boggy Creek Farm is enchanted with something they find there: the historic old homestead, the vibrantly healthy organic vegetables, or the friendliness and proud stewardship of farmers Larry Butler and Carol Ann Sayle. Carol Ann's wonderful recipe collection offers readers the opportunity to recreate some of that Boggy Creek magic at home."
- Virginia Wood, Food Editor, The Austin Chronicle.
"A charming and informative cookbook. I've been following Sayle for a while. For years, she has entertained me with her weekly email "rail" ("newsletter" is too tame) from their farm. Through it I have gotten to know Cousin Claire, Friend of the Farm Verta, Don Socorro, roosters Curley (and Doodles) and their mates in the Hen House."
- Cynthia Hizer, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 29, 2000
"Her advice will help you feel fearless in the kitchen when you face an array of fresh produce you've harvested from your garden, local farmer's market, or nearby farm stand. Sayle writes with a down-home, friendly, and whimsical style, sharing when each food is in season and about life on their small farm. The real value of this little book is how it captures the spirit of the farm and the farmer."
- Sandy Szwarc, R.N., Lightstyle (Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Publications), Summer 2000
"Armed with Eating in Season, I can now take to the farm stand or grocery store and bring home the foods I was meant to consume at a particular point in time. Then I can flip through the pages of Eating in Season and gather inspiration on how to prepare them fast and genuinely, without a lot of fuss."
- Rebecca Chastenet de Gery, The Austin Chronicle, December 17, 1999
Now On Sale in the BCF Farm Stand! (Along with "good things to eat"!!)
As well as at book sellers....
Growing Good Things to Eat in Texas
Profiles of Organic Farmers and Ranchers across the State
Foreword by C. Allan Jones
Photography by Linda Walsh
In Growing Good Things to Eat in Texas, author Pamela Walker and photographer Linda Walsh portray eleven farming and ranching families who are part of this food revival in Texas. With biographical essays and photographs, Walker and Walsh illuminate the work these food producers do, why they do it, and the difference it makes in their lives and in their communities.
LINDA WALSH is a landscape and documentary photographer living in Houston, Texas.