Friday, October 21, 2016

Goat News and Friday Recipe

Farm Dog Beau
It's been quite a week here at Zoar.  Stormy was a sick little goat, but she's recovering nicely now after plenty of TLC and several quarts of "bounce back" (equivalent of Pedialyte for human children). She  is back with the flock.  The big news is Badger is finally weaned.  Now all the mama goats can get some R&R before kidding next season.

We're gathering the last of the vegetables from the garden, and are ready to clear and mulch the land.

I hope you are getting good local apples where you live.  They are amazing here this year, due to really good rainfall. The Jonathans, Galas and Golden Delicious are all, well, delicious.

Friday Recipe for Spinach Quiche

Speaking of food, I wanted to share something with you all that we like to have often.  I like to use fresh goats milk, instead of cow's milk in this, but cow's milk will work just fine.   So, without further ado, here's a great Friday recipe for you:

2 cups fresh spinach
1/2 cup feta cheese
6 farm fresh eggs
1/2 cup Swiss Cheese
1/2 cup milk 
Your favorite pie crust recipe

Sweat the spinach in 1/4 of water with a pinch of salt until wilted, drain. Beat eggs with milk and pour into an unbaked pie shell.  add remaining ingredients, and place in a   375 degree oven for approx. 45 minutes.  Test the middle to make sure it's set.  Let cool slightly and serve. 


  1. I'll have to try that recipe - thank you!

  2. We have a small "hobby farm" and I have just purchased a Nigerian Dwarf goat (wether). We have not picked him up yet. Good choice or would a pygmy be better?

    1. I really love Dwarf Nigerians. They are super lovable and can even be lease trained. Pygmys are nice too, but a bit more head strong. Both are a nice starter breed.

  3. That sounds yummy! I've never cooked anything with spinach, my husband doesn't like it. Or I should say, he's never had it, because I don't think he'd like it. But I would!
    I'm dreaming about a farm lately. Probably lots of us are. I'm sure there's a lot more hard work than I am imagining.
    What a sweet puppy!


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