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And Two More Makes Five!

We checked on Sally last night around 9 pm when we did chores.  Her udder was full and she’d been by herself a lot of the day, no signs of mucousy discharge.  Birth did not seem imminent.  We watched a … Continue reading

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Who Guessed Dottie???

If you guessed Dottie…YOU WERE RIGHT!!! Congratulations!  You win an all expense paid trip to the barn tonight to take care of her!  And her baby! Yes, 4 days of labor is long.  She wasn’t in full-on labor the whole time, … 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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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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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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“Your Folks Are More Important Than My Stuff”

That’s how the Waldo Canyon Fire outpouring of goodness started for me. My parent’s neighborhood had been coned off and the entrance blocked by security guards and police because their neighborhood had been placed on Mandatory Evacuation Status due to … Continue reading

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Resilience: At The Fine Arts Center

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center is just opening it’s Resilience Exhibit….and I have been invited to be part of it!  I’m teaching 2 special classes at our farm (March 18 and April 14).  We will milk the goats (and see … Continue reading

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Get A Gift Certificate!

There are a lot of people in your life.  And, at least half of them deserve a gift certificate to The Goat Cheese Making Class.  Don’t you think?  I mean, picture it: 1.  Your best friend who keeps talking about … Continue reading

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Milking Room Moving Day.

I almost can’t bear it.  Milking inside 4 walls in a small, barn-smelly milking room.  No more milking outside in the beautiful scenery, looking at the red rocks in the fresh air.  It’s a necessary change I dread making.  Every … Continue reading

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