Gomez Family Farm
12769 County Rd 1131, Flint, TX 75762 Phone (903) 705-5802
We are a veteran owned farm. We have 3 generations of family members who have served our country. We love the outdoors, farming, and teaching others.
We know how important it is for families and friends to have some down time together to make memories, reconnect, and to rejuvenate. We love to provide a place that affords all of that in an outdoorsy atmosphere.
New Happenings at Gomez Family Farm
We are working on fattening our farm animals up while we have an abundance of fresh green grass. We want them to go into winter looking as good as possible. We are also fattening piglets who are growing fast for our winter pork. They are Hampshire and Red Wattle cross. We also have 6 roosters who will be going in our freezer soon. We have 13 chicks who have joined our free range chicken flock. Hopefully they will grow up to be great egg layers.
Around the farm you will see Sadie, our milk cow with her first calf. Also you will be able to see our other cows. In addition, we have lots of pigs and piglets who are growing fatter. We have a couple of goats and sheep and many free range chickens eating around the farm.
All in all we have had a good growing season in the garden. We have preserved our harvest by canning, making jelly, freezing, dehydrating, and making wine. Our biggest hurdle for the garden this month will probably be getting sufficient water for the few crops we still have producing. Our fall has been dry. We are irrigating our crops with our pond water. It is about time to clean out the garden beds and the greenhouse to prepare for the next season.
A Recipe from Our Kitchen to Yours
Savory Pumpkin Soup
As the weather cools off, I often crave soup simmering on the stove top or on my wood stove. I also have been blessed with growing some pumpkins this year, so I’ve made pumpkin butter, pumpkin cookies, and I have frozen pumpkin puree for making pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving. Since I have so much pumpkin I thought I would make a pumpkin soup. Pumpkin soup is a healthy, creamy soup with a hint of tanginess. When we think of soup we think of chunks of vegetables and meat in a broth. This pumpkin soup has lots of creamed pumpkin and a bit of grated carrots topped off with sprinkles of feta cheese and caramelized bacon. As with any recipe you can always substitute some ingredients to meet your dietary restrictions or to use up what you have in the pantry. I hope you enjoy this pumpkin soup!
4 pounds of cooked pumpkin puree
4 cups of chicken broth (You could also substitute beef broth or vegetable broth.)
2 cloves of garlic, minced
½ onion, finely chopped
1 carrot, grated
3 tablespoons of butter
Salt and Pepper to taste
Feta Cheese (You could also substitute blue cheese or another cheese.)
Wash pumpkin extremely well with hot water. Cut open pumpkin and remove seeds. Save seeds for a later use. Cut pumpkin into medium size pieces. Place pieces in a large pot with a lid over medium high heat on the stove, or over an outdoor camp fire on a warm day, or inside the house on the woodstove on a cold day. Cook pumpkin until soft.
Remove cooked pumpkin and place on a cutting board. Use a knife to carefully remove the pumpkin rind leaving as much pumpkin as possible intact.
Place cooked pumpkin inside of a large bowl or large pot and use a masher or hand held mixer to puree the pumpkin.
To the pumpkin puree add 4 cups of chicken broth. You could also substitute beef broth or vegetable broth. Also add 2 cloves of minced garlic, ½ of an onion finely chopped, 1 grated carrot, 3 tablespoons of butter, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well and let the soup cook until all is soft and blended well.
Meanwhile, crumble feta cheese or blue cheese and place in a separate bowl.
Next, prepare caramelized bacon. To caramelize the bacon you will need: 1 pound of bacon, 1 ¼ cup of packed brown sugar, and ½ teaspoon of cinnamon. Mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together and then dredge bacon in sugar mixture making sure to rub the mixture into the bacon well. Lay bacon in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake bacon at 400ºF for about 15 minutes or until crispy. Let bacon cool and place on a cutting board and chop into small pieces. Place bacon in a separate bowl.
When pumpkin soup is ready, ladle the soup into a bowl and sprinkle with feta cheese and caramelized bacon. The pumpkin soup taste especially good with home baked bread!
It's Time to Get Outside & Enjoy Nature!
Also we are cleaning and sanitizing the cabin according to CDC guidelines and Airbnb enhanced cleaning protocol.
Complimentary Bottle of Wine or Jar of Homemade Jam for Returning Gomez Family Farm Guests
Reasons to Stay
Family, couple, or solo vacation holiday
Birthday, honeymoon, anniversary, or any important gathering
Visit to a nearby tourist attraction, lake, nature park, historic place, or theme park
For rest and relaxation away from the stress of work and home
How to Have a Safe Vacation
Things to do in Our Area
Our Nearest Marina
Local Wineries & Craft Breweries
Enjoy the Slower Pace of Country Life
Things to do at the Cabin
We raise pigs on our farm to provide us with pork to feed our family. Pigs also provide us with lard that we use as cooking oil, baking, and seasoning cast iron pots.
We raise free-range chickens on our farm to provide us with fresh eggs. Chickens also help to improve our soil condition and fertility by constantly scratching the top soil and mixing in their manure. They are also natural foragers and eat insects, which helps to reduce pests around the farm.
We raise cows on our farm to provide our family with beef. We also get milk from our cows to drink, as well as to make yogurt and cheese.