Monthly Archives: November 2010

Read All About It In The Westside Pioneer

The Goat Cheese Lady hit the presses last week in the Westside Pioneer…our locally owned and locally operated Westside (of Colorado Springs) newspaper.  Kenyon and Therese Jordan own, write, run, design, publish, edit, deliver, photograph for, network for and market … Continue reading

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In All Their Glory

  It was our first snow last night.  It was beautiful.  And thanks to the snow, my camera and the dark sky, I called myself a fairly good photographer. This field of once glorious sunflowers is my favorite.   An … Continue reading

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Don’t Resist

 Here’s how it started the other night.  Me.  Peacefully finishing up milking the last goat of the evening…Canela.  The process once finished is this:  Remove red and blue sweet feed bucket from its holder and place by Canela’s shoulder to entice … Continue reading

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Peggy and The Gazette

Peggy is on the left.  She’s my self-proclaimed unofficial behind the scenes marketer.  She came to my second Goat Cheese Making Class.  I have met her only once.  At the class.  But she has proved to be my behind the … Continue reading

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Day 114

Nine days ago, Day 114.  November 8, 2010. Dottie + Urine and Semen. It now takes 1 person to milk.  We now have a milk stand.  We have a fully enclosed and fully completed goat pen.  We even have a … Continue reading

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Rabbit For Dinner

It’s true.  We ate rabbit for dinner. The night Mike Callicrate’s team butchered two of our meat rabbits, we ate one for dinner. As I commonly do, while I was milking, I called my sister.  She was right in the … Continue reading

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Slaughter

Slaughter.  Butcher.  Same thing.  Real.  Life.  Meat. Meat does not come out of the grocery store.  It does not come from plastic wrapped styrofoam dishes in the meat department. It comes from Cows.  Pigs.  Rabbits.  Chickens.  They were all alive … Continue reading

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I Have Arrived

Not to the red carpet.  Not to some upper level of social distinction. And not to any nearby mountain top.  To Google. It was a proud day when I could Google myself and I appeared.  Not really ME, but The Goat Cheese Lady. And, … Continue reading

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Day 1 – Milking (July 18, 2010)

After the entire day’s work finishing the goat pen in 98 degree weather, and being thoroughly and utterly exhausted and starving, we still had to milk. WE HAD NEVER MILKED ANYTHING IN OUR LIVES.  Our goats were sort of like … Continue reading

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Day 1 (July 18, 2010)

This is the beginning of the history of our lives with goats.  Here is how it started on July 18, 2010. Day 1 – Welcome Home Goats!!! We brought ‘em home today.  We’ve been wanting them.  We want milk.  We … Continue reading

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