Friday, April 19, 2013

Our Caramels Are Getting Around . . .

. . . the Phoenix Valley. Our girls are doing the happy goat dance about that.

Saturday, April 20th, we'll be here:

Saturday, April 27th, we'll be here:

At Phoenix New Times Big Brain Award 
details here

Sunday, April 28th, we'll be here:


Sunday, April 28th from 3-5PM
The Clubhouse at Windgate Ranch

A bustling marketplace with over 30 vendors selling everything from custom crafted art work and hand made jewelry to boutique style clothing! And, a spectacular silent auction and fun raffles!
Complimentary food and beverages provided by 

This year SHOP4ACAUSE proceeds benefit 
The Caden Thomas Foundation
~Dedicated to making the start of life better for the infants in the 
Scottsdale Health Care neonatal intensive care unit.~

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Looking For A Special Farm Volunteer - Goat Farm Chores

Michael and I have been talking about extending our volunteers specifically to our goat herding farm chores. The talking has now moved to "we must."  We are in a need, for at least a month for a special kind of farm volunteer. 

You see, I have injured my index finger. Last night I (this is gross), I was using my wonderful (and sharp) French opinel knife that Seth (a farm volunteer gave me) to open a plastic bag. I was not paying attention and sliced a big chunk off the knuckle of my index finger. Since both hands and all fingers are used to hand milk a goat - it's impossible for me to milk our girls - and so Michael has had to add my milking chores to his. 

So, we're looking to fill a part-time volunteer position specifically to help out with our little herd of dairy goats.  We're specifically wanting a young woman who has an interest in and a love for dairy goats.  This is NOT a paid position - but one that is volunteer. The payment, in a sense, would be the learning and education she will gain from this position.

Hard working
Willing to learn - excellent listener and able to take instruction
Lover of animals with a kind spirit
Responsible and timely
Available to commit to early morning and late afternoon milking times
Willing to be patient, is calm and gentle
Can drive to and from our farm

Goat Chores Description
Goat chores (morning and afternoon, 16 hours per week) includes milking 5 does twice a day at 7 am and at 5 pm, processing milk and sterilizing milk pails and jars, feeding hay, minerals and estrella, making sure their is clean water for all the animals. 

This person would learn all aspects of managing a small goat dairy. We would need a reliable girl with a big heart, able to do some heavy lifting, willing to support us over the next 4 weeks and possibly longer. 

If you are interested, please email me at and let me know why you'd like to do this, a little bit about yourself, any farm experience along with your contact information. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

3 Cute Little Bucklings For Sale

These little guys are so cute! They belong to my friend Rebecca and if you were to read their eyes - you'd see that they're asking you to make them yours!  They'd be perfect as your herd sire or as a whether (which make amazing pets). 

Here's the scoop:
3 beautiful blonde and cream Nigerian bucklings for sale out of 
Dam - Dreams Come True - True Plutonium, 
and Buck - Blunderosa Gunslinger. 

These little bucklings are 12 weeks old and have been disbudded. Their parents have a GREAT dairy lines for breeding and their dam is giving us over 
a half a gallon a day and is sweet as can be. 
They are from a CAE free herd. Bucklings for sale for $50.00 each or $100.00 for all three. 

Please email for more information

Spring Lunch At The Farm

Lunch At The Simple Farm
Thursday, April 18th, 2013
11 am until Noon

Farm Fresh Frittata
Organic free range egg Frittata with red potatoes. 
Swiss Chard sprinkled with an organic Italian cheese blend.

Valencia Orange Fennel Salad
Thinly sliced orange wedges, fennel tossed with spinach, 
mixed greens drizzled with orange vinaigrette topped with fresh orange mint. 

Wheat Berry Salad
Wheat berries, sliced strawberries, Crow's Dairy Chevre with orange vinaigrette

Tuscan Kale Salad
Tuscan kale, garlic, parmesan cheese with lemon vinaigrette

Fuji Apple Tart
Puff pastry baked golden brown with sliced cinnamon Fuji apples,
 a dollop of hand whipped vanilla creme 
with a drizzling of The Simple Farm caramel sauce.

MotoMeals has prepared and is serving this farm to table lite lunch 
on Thursday, April 18th from 11 - 12. 

Sit down is at the farm arbor (by the chicken coop).

Spring Lite Lunch cost: $14 for any two items, includes fresh lemon water and Apple Tart Dessert. 

Lunch reservations are taken at