Mexico Soup

This is an excellent recipe to use up some of those leftover turkeys scraps! Happy and safe shopping everyone!

Cacia Farms

     Had a wonderful day!  I went to our public market which is fairly large here.  I thought to myself you should get some lettuce cheap as a treat for annabelle (one of rabbits has a wound we are treating).  Also thought that I should get some fresh veggies for myself.  We walked the whole market even saw some really sketchy meat and fish stalls.  What do I end up leaving with … a pair of mittens yup mittens.  I couldn’t help myself they were so cute and my fingers were so cold.  I went totally unprepared and did not bring gloves or hat, I did however bring a giant bag to put all my loot in …I mean my mittens that I am actually just going to wear.
I also went to Jo-ann Fabrics which is very dangerous for as a quilter.  I got some really cute things…

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Change is in the air

Fall is quickly taking hold with the trees shedding their leaves and frost on the ground when I wake up. We put up more permanent fencing on the hill for the sheep to winter on.  The waters in the pastures this morning had a nice layer of ice on top that I broke apart for the animals. I realized that I have been feverishly knitting christmas gifts but don’t have a pair of mittens for myself.
I worked Gus today on the sheep he was good but Purdy wasn’t impressed with either of us.  When I was moving the chicken fence down the hill a bit Purdy had this look on her face that clearly said “that’s my hill your giving the chickens you will regret this choice.”  Shortly after the Purdy snuck up behind Gus and snorted on him which startled him. I was pretty sure I could hear Purdy laughing at us.

 

Biscuits and Gravy

Cacia Farms

As a kid I have many fond memories of biscuits and gravy for breakfast.  The gravy of course was sausage gravy made from venison with biscuits from scratch.  I remember when my family would all go out hunting for deer season. We would bring home several deer at a time and this would be our meat for the year.  Processing the venison was always a family project we did together.  I enjoyed being in charge of the grinder and making the breakfast sausage.  My dad always tells me the story of when I was very little I came out into the garage and said “Chop chop chop gonna eat you all up big buck!”.

Biscuits this recipe is great to make ahead and freeze then cook when you want them.

4681551_orig.jpg 3 c flour
1/4 c sugar
4 t baking powder
1/2 t cream of tartar
3/4 t salt
1/2 c…

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I’m going to live forever…

I have figured out why farmers live so long… because we are tough as nails.  All those times our farm animals give us small heart attacks makes our heart strong.  I discovered last night that a stray dog had run my horses through the fence and they were missing.  Thankfully my paint is afraid of water and didn’t cross the creek so they were relatively close to the barn still.  After catching them and locking them in their stalls I realized I hadn’t even seen the sheep when I went down to the horses since they don’t get evening grain.  I was immensely grateful for my llama Purdy as she had all my wooly girls in their house and was standing guard at the door.  I closed everyone up in their shelters for the night but was not able to catch the dog.  After repairing the fence this morning in the freezing cold rain I have realized that I am capable of more than I ever thought I would be.

Courage doesn’t mean you don’t get afraid.  Courage means you don’t let fear stop you. -Bethany Hamilton