Do you remember seeing the ostriches in the movie Sideways? Did you know that there was a place called OstrichLand in Santa Ynez Valley? I was there today and it was absolutely fascinating. I particularly liked this emu, pictured above. The emus are kept separate from the ostriches because the ostriches will bully the emus, The emus are smaller and have a much sweeter personality than the ostriches, who have a tendency to bite. This emu poked his head out from the fence and stared right into my husband's camera.
I couldn't leave without buying an emu egg. It's a beautiful large, green egg and is equivalent to 6-10 chicken eggs. I will have to make a big frittata. I don't really know what to expect from it, but I will be sure to share the results on this blog.