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 old whiskey barrel.  Really old.

Another favorite. 

And, after my photography session in the snow, dark and silence, I arrived on this scene:


For you goat owners, you’ll guess right away. 

For those who don’t have goats, I’ll leave you in suspense.

Clue #1:  That door to the chicken room is usually LOCKED closed.


Clue #2:  That lid is ALWAYS on the trashcan inside the LOCKED chicken room. 

Clue #3:  That chicken feed stored in the trash can was 2/3 full this morning. 

Clue #5:  That chicken feeder was 1/2 full this morning. 

Final Clue. 

Clue #7:  That rabbit feeder is ALWAYS closed.

Any guesses? 

Who would have unlocked the chicken room door, uncovered the chicken feed, eaten at least 1/3 of it, eaten all of the food out of the chicken feeder and all of the food out of the rabbit feeder….and then refused to eat their favorite sweet feed while being milked because they were so full of chicken food?

You’re right. 

The Colonel in the Library with the Knife.

A.k.a. these two guilty faces and their other two partners in crime. 

–  The Goat Cheese Lady

P.S.  (the chicken is innocent.)


About The Goat Cheese Lady

I am Lindsey. At first I was a city girl. Then I was an urban farmgirl, attempting to balance city and farm life. Now, after moving to the country, I have embarked on life as a rural farmgirl, complete with my husband, the Animal Whisperer, man of exceptional knowledge and patience, two boys who are louder than my sister and I ever were, a herd of milking goats, and a flock of egg-laying chickens. Coyotes, mice, country dogs and prairie dogs are frequent visitors. Just 45 minutes north is Colorado Springs, the setting for our first six years in the goat world. Our family. Our city friends. Our introduction to cheesemaking. But we...and our growing farm and soon-to-be creamery...have set up shop down off of Highway 115 in Penrose, Colorado.
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2 Responses to In All Their Glory

  1. Melanie says:

    The sunflower picture is surreal and beautiful!

    PS….BAD goats…..:D

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