Monthly Archives: December 2017

Happy Holidays!

I thought I would update our loyal followers who I am sure have been wondering where we have been all year.  Well, we had a baby that’s where!  Those of you who have children know what I have been doing all these weeks I haven’t been posting.  I have been changing diapers and making bottles and being filled with joy as my little one learns to crawl, walk, and explore her world.

Along with having a baby in the middle of trying to get a farm up and running we are also now moving … again.  Circumstances require us to move to be closer to family and my husbands work so we will be packing everyone up and moving to another new farm. This has been extremely stressful for me as I had planned to live here forever.  Well as I am packing boxes while my daughter is unpacking boxes I must remind myself how blessed I truly am.

I am grateful for so many things in my life including my wonderful husband and daughter as well as my amazing farm.  This next year has some exciting things in store for Cacia Farms I am quite sure so we look forward to sharing this journey with you.

We hope that you all have a most wonderful holiday and enjoy the time with your families and furry friends!

Chili Verde

I had a request for the chili verde recipe so here it is, please note I did can mine but this is not a proven recipe.  I tend to like my food to be a bit spicy so feel free to half the spices taste and add more as needed.

Ingredients:img_3740
1 T olive oil
1 t. dried oregano
1 T ground cumin
3 T chili powder
1 (19oz) can of green enchilada sauce
32oz diced tomatoes with juice
1 cup hot salsa verde
2 cups finely chopped onions
2 T pressed fresh garlic
2 pounds diced green chilies (fresh or frozen)
1 t lime juice
1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro
1 whole chicken cooked and shredded

Instructions:
Cook onions and garlic until onions are translucent, add tomatoes and salsa verde.  Stir well then add the green chilies and enchilada sauce.  Once combined add spices and stir well then add shredded chicken.  Simmer for 30 minutes serve garnished with cilantro and lime.  This can be served over rice or eaten with a bit of cheese and tortilla chips.

Notes:

I used a rotisserie chicken in this recipe and it was still delicious.  I also bought the small cans of green chilies and they tasted fine in the recipe (I believe Walmart sells the 1 pound cans).

 

The fifth season…Mud

What many people don’t know who do not live on a farm is that there are really 5 seasons of the year winter, spring, summer, fall and mud.  We have reached mud season here fall has faded and winter has not yet set in leaving us with mud.  The gates have mud surrounding them, the paths have mud on them and most of all the animals seem to be constantly muddy.  Ace my horse especially seems to be able to take getting muddy to a whole new level.  I love during summertime when he isn’t wearing a blanket but still doesn’t get super dirty.  Thank goodness for winter blankets that take the brunt of the dirt and mud for me!