Saturday, January 5, 2013

A Frisky Morning

In a few weeks, I'm going to be sharing a lot of cute baby goat videos and pictures - of which most of our babies will be for sale.

I sure don't want to leave out a very important part of a dairy goat herd - the bucks.  

So, while doing morning farm chores - I had to stop and watch and enjoy our boys at play.

Here's what I saw.....

The Herd Sires - Samson (the very spotted guy - Born in January at Crow's Dairy - his daddy is Comet - the NUMBER 1 buck who produces does who pump out the milk) and Simon - born at our farm - his daddy is Caleb (born at Crow's Dairy) - who's daddy is Larry Lee - also from Crow's Dairy.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Potato Soup - Comfort Food

I was just talking to my mom about
her potato soup. It's delicious. I love it.

This evening I noticed that a friend of mine
made a pot of potato soup for her family
dinner.  It's the season for soup like this -
makes great comfort food.

We have wonderful yukon gold
potatoes at the market and they make
fabulous soup.  .

Here's Mom's recipe: 
Peel and cube about 4 to 5 potatoes. I actually add 3 more.
Chop a whole onion and several celery sticks. It's up to you how much.
I add crushed garlic.
Saute this mixture.
Then add the vegee mixture, the potatoes in your big pot and cover it with 32 oz (or more) of chicken broth. I like Trader Joe's if I don't have my own on hand.

Then add (gulp) 1 stick of butter and one cup of sour cream.

It's rich and it's wonderful.
Then thicken the soup with about 3 T. corn starch mixed with 1/2 cup of milk.

Add fresh dill. I use dill liberally as I have fresh dill in my garden.
Heat and do not boil. "Mash" the cooked potatoes with a potato masher. DELICIOUS!
For an extra kick, chop finely jalapeno and add it to the soup. This made it more than wonderful.

Have a wonderful rest of the week.

Don't forget our Thursday market does not open until January 12th.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Our Regular Farmers Market is Closed . . . A Caramel Experience

. . . until Saturday, January 12th.

Just a reminder . . . the regular market is on Thursdays and we have a French Cafe where we serve breakfast breads and 50 cent coffee. Baskets are filled with freshly harvested produce. Goat's milk and cheese, Grano de Vida breads, honey, eggs, caramel and herbs are in our market as well.

If you have any questions, please email me at

Farm Life Right Now
Just because the markets are closed, doesn't mean farm life/work stops. It's never ending with one project after another.  We're busy planting more seeds, cleaning out goat pens to get ready for our soon upon us kidding season, re-organizing and cleaning out areas of the farm and making more of our new farm confection - goat milk caramels (you can pick up packages at the farm and order to be shipped online at  

Michael doing the morning milking of Karrie. We use stainless steel pails and filters. 

Hand-Made Salted Caramels
We had no idea (but were delighted to discover) how fast our newest (goat milk) confections would take off.  I know caramels are the "in" thing these days and will continue to be so - but I think we must have made at least 20 batches of caramel and we must have hand wrapped at least 2700 (don't know for sure) little salted caramels - because in 30 days (or so) we sold EVERY last one - of about 345 bags of our salted caramels made with Karrie's beautiful, sweet milk.  

We are so thankful to Crow's Dairy for being willing to sell us Karrie - because right now, she's our farms "caramel making goat" 

Our salted caramels have been experienced in New York, Portland, Malaysia and Kansas as well as all around our Phoenix Valley.  Question: have you had your caramel experience yet?  Order here -