But Let’s Make Quiche

July 14, 2021

I have some hard news to share with you today.  About a month ago, I embarked on the most painful and difficult path I have ever had to walk.


Oscar, my husband, has been acting increasingly strange, so much so, that I decided to look at his phone - something he always closely guards.  I found that he has been unfaithful throughout our marriage along with so many other dark things that I cannot share right now.  

But what this passing month has revealed is that the man who I have been married to these past six years and have know since childhood, has been living a double life and isn’t who I, or anyone who knew him, thought he was. I have since asked him to move out and am filing for divorce. 

I do not believe divorce should be acted upon lightly and if you told me a couple months ago that I would be here today, I would have firmly denied it.  Every marriage has its difficulties and trials, but I though Oscar and I were solid and going to be married into our rocking chair days.  I never in a million years thought I would be in this place. 

I don’t see another way to protect the girls and I legally, financially, and spiritually outside of divorce, though. My prayer is that this divorce will be redemptive for Oscar and that he will find true and lasting healing. 

In blogging courses, they teach you that when you share a personal story you should “share from the scare, not the wound.” I am afraid I cannot share from the scar today because the wound is still so fresh. So many of you have been kindly asking if something is wrong and wondering why the girls and I haven’t been at the weekly pick-ups, though, and I simply didn’t think I could keep it a secret any longer. 

I’m not sure what the coming months hold, but I am striving hard to keep the Herd Share going.  The cows are getting used to being milked by me and the girls and I are trying to figure out what life needs to look like now. 

I am so thankful I have the Herd Share to fall back on - it is paying the bills. Thank you for that! Beyond your being a customer, though, I also count you as a friend. Thank you so very much for being there and for your patience with me this past month in my slow replies to messages and requests.

I can’t leave you with just bad new though, so on a lighter note, Nancy and her daughter Caroline from our Maryville drop (If you haven’t talked to Nancy yet about her amazing healing journey with raw milk, you simply must!) made a quiche with milk, cream and eggs from the farm.  They shared the recipe with me and I wanted to share it with you. It looks simply amazing! From Nancy and Caroline.....


Crust (enough for two quiches):
2 1/4 cups Einkorn flour 
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup cold butter
3/4 cup ice cold water

Mix flour and salt. Cut in cold butter with a fork or pastry blender until about pea sized. Add ice cold water until dough forms (you may need a little more or less than this). Roll out into two circles large enough to fit in 9” inch pie pans (we used deep dish so the eggs wouldn’t bake over the edge). 

Filling:

Egg filling (enough for two quiches):
•8 eggs
•2 1/2 cups cups milk (we used 2 cups of your milk and 1/2 cup of your cream)
•Salt and pepper to taste (we used about 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper)
• We also used about 1 teaspoon onion powder

Wisk these ingredients together (we used a hand mixer to help the eggs bake up a little “fluffier”)

Then stir in whatever you like! We used:
• 1 lb ground sausage 
• 1 12 oz package crumbled cooked bacon
• About 1/2 cup diced ham
• About 2 cups chopped raw spinach
• 1 diced and sautéed onion  
• Chopped chives 
• About 2 cups shredded raw cheese

We prebaked the crusts for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees with silicone crust protectors. Then add filling and bake at 350 until center is set (about 45 minutes depending on your oven) still using crust protectors.

Well, that is all for now. Enjoy these summer days and please know that I appreciate you so very much!

Savannah Hartman

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