Category Archives: Opinion

Unfortunately, Rabbits Can’t Throw Up.

Don’t read the following information if you are queasy or aren’t in the mood to look at rabbit guts.  The pictures are graphic.But you’ll learn from them. The Animal Whisperer awoke to find our big, gray rabbit dead on the … Continue reading

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Mozzarella, mozzarella, why dost thou fail me? Part 2

Watch out high school science teachers…here I come! My Hypothesis:  The higher the pasteurization temperature of grocery store purchased cow’s milk of four different available 1/2 gallon varieties with similar expiration dates will negatively affect the outcome of homemade mozzarella. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Joy of Cheesemaking

As I pore through cheesemaking books during the low milk season (1/2 gallon per day…high milk season is 5-6 gallons per day) and have not enough to make cheese, I am filling my brain with cheesemaking information.  One can (and … Continue reading

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Goats.

I never was particularly attracted to them.  They’re bony, their bodies are out of proportion, they didn’t register on my cute animal meter, and they really were never on my radar of “things I hope I own one day”. They don’t have the … Continue reading

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Legalize Goats In Colorado Springs??

This’ll be a quick addition to the website, but an important one for any of you who want to be able to own goats in the city of Colorado Springs, regardless of lot size. I have been told that the … Continue reading

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I Just Called My Congressman and Senators.

I get emails from a group called Food Democracy Now.   Today, I got this email: “In the next 48 hours your Senators and Congressperson needs to hear from you immediately. By Wednesday COB, a bicameral letter will be sent to the … Continue reading

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The Goat Cheese Lady Team!!!

My sister and I are a few years older than Samantha and Libby, but we grew up together.  My parents have been friends with Steve and Debi, Samantha and Libby’s parents, since the early 80′s, and when my parents learned that Sam … Continue reading

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Take The Holiday Gift Buying Challenge!!!

The Challenge Is:  Buy Everything You Can From A Local Business or Person. By buying everything you can locally, we are supporting businesses and people in our own communities.  I am no economist, and it took me years to understand … Continue reading

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Feeding Our Families and Our Farmers

I write some funny stories, some serious stories, some recipes and some opinions.  This one is just plain important.  And I didn’t write it. It’s by Mike Callicrate of Ranch Foods Direct, he wrote it for The Colorado Catholic Herald. … Continue reading

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So Little Trash.

Just wanted to share that after having 60-70 friends for our First Anniversary Potluck last Saturday, this is what we ended up with. 1.  One small bag of trash, on the left. 2.  Bin 1/2 full of recyclables. 3.  Bag … Continue reading

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