Tag Archives: Farm Life

Spring Time!

We are getting our first trickles of fresh, raw, spring milk! (tastes like it has a slight mineral deficiency, slightly sour/bitter…but soon it’ll be perfect!) …and we’ve planted 200 onions (with the help of my two boys) …and the seedlings … Continue reading

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Please help Doug and Kim.

UPDATE!!  We received $372.96 for Doug and Kim, thanks to all of you who so generously donated! Doug and Kim Wiley are the owners, milkers, gardeners, mom and dad, and ranchers at Larga Vista Ranch in Boone, Colorado.  In a chance … Continue reading

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Where Was I This Morning?

The Animal Whisperer took the boys to school…I was in a can’t-stand-to-hear-myself-talk-anymore-and-have-them-not-listen state of mind.  So, I went on a walk.  A beautiful walk!  Can you guess where I was? Click on the Where Was I This Morning? link on … Continue reading

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Mozzarella, Mozzarella, Why Dost Thou Fail Me? Part 1

I have, to date, taught over 500 people to make mozzarella in The Goat Cheese Making Class. (See Annie below stretching raw goat mozarella).  In EVERY SINGLE CLASS, I tell students that you can make mozzarella with any kind of milk, … 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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Lessons Learned: Part 3

The pictures contained herein are potentially vomit-causing if you are faint hearted or light of stomach.  Proceed with your eyes open or with your eyes closed, whichever you choose.  I am not too faint of either organ, so I find … 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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Should I Make Cheese Making Videos?

There are lots of cheese making videos on YouTube, so why should I add more?  Do we need more cheese making videos in the world?  I don’t know. But, I just kind of want to do it.  We’ve been thinking about … Continue reading

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My Hairdryer

For a few days now, the faucet in the barn has been frozen.Solid.  Like an iceberg.  And, The Animal Whisperer has resorted to using my hair dryer to attempt to thaw it. I used to put up a fight: My … Continue reading

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Feeding Urban Families One Goat At A Time

Feeding urban families one goat at a time December 16, 2012 by csukach Herbert Aparicio, urban farmer, works to build a bigger greenhouse on his urban farm in Colorado Springs, Colo., Oct. 24, 2012. The greenhouse will be warmed by … Continue reading

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