Stuff For Sale

Every time, when I was little, that we went to the mountains to ski, we’d look for the “Stuff for Sale” sign.  It was in the yard of a run down cabin set right next to Highway 24.  Not too unusual, except for a few things:

1.  The cabin was really run down.

2.  The “Stuff for Sale” was painted on the door of an old, 50’s style curved refrigerator.  Except there was no refrigerator.  Just the door.

3.  The Stuff that was for Sale had been for Sale for going on about 15 years or so.  There were weeds growing up through the Stuff and most of the Stuff was rusted.

The cabin’s still there, but the Stuff must have finally sold, or been taken to the dump, or been covered up by dirt, because sometime in the late 90’s, it disappeared.  Along with, unfortunately, the sign.

But, in memory of it, here’s our Stuff for Sale:

1.  Dottie’s girl #1.  Born 3-19-11.  Alpine Nubian cross.  Sire is registered Alpine.  Get the best of both worlds:  the quality of Nubian milk and the quantity of Alpine milk!  Can be reserved now, and will be ready to be picked up April 19.  She’s nursing now, but if you want to bottle feed her, you can pick her up earlier.  $75.

2.  Dottie’s girl #2.  Born 3-19-11.  Alpine Nubian cross.  Sire is registered Alpine.  Get the best of both worlds:  the quality of Nubian milk and the quantity of Alpine milk!  Can be reserved now, and will be ready to be picked up April 19.  If you want to bottle feed her, you can pick her up earlier.  Is being bottle fed and nursing now.  Available now as long as you are willing to continue bottle feeding her.  $75.

3.  Flame.  Born 2-24-11.  Nubian.  Both parents are registered.  Dam (mom) is a first time mom and had twins.  Flame’s sister is Rain.  $100.

4.  Rain.  Born 2-24-11.   Nubian.  Both parents are registered.  Dam (mom) is a first time mom and had twins.  Rain’s sister is Flame.  $75.

5.  Simple Chicken Coop:  2 laying boxes.  Unpainted.  Access door.  Roosting bars inside.  $200.

6.  The Chick Saloon:  In progress, will be painted and will have all doors.  Front and back access doors for chicken entry/exit and for ease of cleaning.  Side nesting box access door.  Asphalt roof.  Roosting bars inside.  $300 as is.  $350 when painted and with doors.

7.  Custom Chicken Coop:  Metal roof, front and back access doors for ease of chicken entry/exit and cleaning.  Access door on side to laying boxes.  Roosting bars inside.  Good for 5-7 chickens.  This one sold, but duplicates can be made.  $300.

Just give us a call if you’re interested in any of these!  The Animal Whisperer builds custom chicken coops and play houses too.

–  The Goat Cheese Lady, 719-651-9819

About The Goat Cheese Lady

I am Lindsey. At first I was a city girl. Growing up, the closest thing I had to farm animals were a cat and a cockatiel. In 2009, Herbert (my husband) and I bought our first milk goat and I instantly became an urban farmgirl, attempting to balance city and farm life..before I knew “urban homesteading” was a thing. That’s when we began The Goat Cheese Lady Farm, hence The Goat Cheese Lady blog you’re visiting now. After moving to the country in 2014, I embarked on life as a rural farmgirl. We continued teaching farm and cheesemaking classes, raising more goats and began construction on our cheese creamery. But life had other plans and in 2017, we decided that, due to financial and health issues, we had to close the farm for business. No more classes, no more creamery, a lot less milking. We went back to off farm jobs, I as an Occupational Therapist, Herbert in construction with his business, D&A Home Remodeling. At that point, I made a silent promise to myself that I would corral my entrepreneurial mind and focus on a job for a year. Well, it has been a year and I am back. Not to classes, cheese, soap or lotion, but back to writing. I love it. I’m not sure where it will lead me, but that’s where I’m starting. I’ll continue to write as The Goat Cheese Lady for now, and whatever the future holds, I’ll let you know. Our two boys are 14 and 11 and continue to be louder than my sister and I ever were. We have two dogs, Montaña and Flash, a cat, Jumpy, a flock of chickens and three goats. Yes, we still have Lucy, the goat who helped us start it all and was milked by over 1,000 people. She’s retired but still the boss. Chocolate provides enough milk for our family with some to spare for the dogs. Soccer friends, school friends, coyotes and mice are frequent visitors. There are way too many flies and every so often we see an owl. I’m glad you’re here. Sometimes you’ll laugh out loud, other times you’ll be inspired to appreciate the small things. My hope is that, over your morning cup of coffee or your afternoon work break, you’ll enjoy the antics and inspiration that are my daily life. Lindsey
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