Jeff and I took the dogs and our daughter snowshoeing the other day! I don’t remember the last time I went snowshoe. The woods were beautiful and the dogs loved being out of the house! This is the kind of winter activities I love so much better than slogging through snow with bales of hay!

•••• Winter Wonderland ••••

Well we are still here, perhaps a bit chilly but we are here. Our farm has been covered in a deep blanket… I mean smothered by a layer of snow. Normally I am all for branches covered in a liberty layer of white and a clean fresh snow to make fresh footprints in however not now. My chickens have chosen to stay in their coop for three weeks now meaning I also haven’t had any farm fresh eggs either. The horses and sheep have also preferred to stay in their shelters as well. Henley and I have been hiding in our house as well as it’s really just to cold to do anything outside. Cabin fever has reached a critical level here at the farm and I’m sure my husband is wondering how we will possibly wear all the things I’m knitting up. I hope all of you are stay safe warm and dry as well!


I love bringing simple things with me when I go to holiday parties! This guacamole recipe is a quick and delicious recipe to try.

Cacia Farms

Makes 2 cups
1 ripe avocado
2 small ripe tomatoes
1 T lemon juice
1/2 t red pepper
1/2 t garlic salt
​1 t oregano dried
​1 t cilantro dried
     Cut Avocado in half and remove pit.  Slice the avocado halves while still inside the peel.  Use a spoon to remove avocado from peel in to a bowl.  Mash avocado with a fork until smooth.  Chop tomatoes and add to avocado.  Add lemon juice and spices and mix together.  This is the way I like to eat my dip, you can also add 1/4 cup red onion to the mix as well as add more or less of certain spices.  In the summer this recipe is very good with garden fresh cilantro and fresh lemons.

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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.

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

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.


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!

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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