Yesterday, In My Life As An Urban Farmgirl.

1.  Nightmare of goats in the kitchen eating the freshly roasted pumpkin seeds.  I got up at 6:30ish am.

2.  Got the kids ready for school.

3.  Milked.  Collected eggs.  Bottle fed the baby girl goat. 

4.  Threw down some eggs the Animal Whisperer made for me.

4.  Went to clean at the yoga studio, so I can get yoga classes for free.

5.  Took a hotter that hades yoga class where I thought I might throw up the eggs.

6.  Took a quick shower at the yoga studio.

7.  Dressed in my Eve’s Revolution outfit.

8.  Went to eat lunch at school with my 7-year-old.

9.  Went to the volunteer appreciation luncheon at his school.  Shoveled down WAY more delicious potluck food than can fit in the waist band of my jeans.  (You read that right.  Two lunches.  Back to back.)

10.  Went to Annie’s to talk marketing with her and her precious daughter.

11.  Went home, changed into barn clothes and slaughtered a chicken.

12.  Changed back into Eve’s Revolution clothes and went to pick up the boys from school.

13.  Came back home, changed into barn clothes again, slaughtered 5 more chickens.

14.  Served left-overs for dinner.

15.  Went to the office supply store to pick up my “The Goat Cheese Lady” stamp for my business cards.

16.  Made White Milkshakes.  (Milk, ice, vanilla, sugar in the blender.)

17.  Watched Little House On The Prairie with my 3 boys.  (The Animal Whisperer, 3-year-old, 7-year-old).

18.  Milked.  Collected eggs.  Bottle fed the baby girl goat.

19.  Fell into bed.

I have a great life!

–  The Goat Cheese Lady

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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4 Responses to Yesterday, In My Life As An Urban Farmgirl.

  1. Diana says:

    Wow, what a packed and awesome day! I think my days go by so much faster with all of the stuff we do on the farm, even though we work longer hours than we ever did at a job. Every minute is more fulfilling – hugs can be given when needed, you witness animals’ develop and roses can be smelled! Love hearing what you are doing with you day; keep up the good (hard) work!
    Diana (lilbitfarms.com)

    • Hi Diana! It is amazing what we can fit in a day!!! And, I love everything about it that you mentioned. I can gaze up at the stars every night, hold a baby goat, listen to the crackling branches wondering if a bear is coming through (yikes.), plant the garden, be with the kids, be with my husband. It’s wonderful. Lindsey

  2. ann says:

    I will respond on my blog just to show you how this Faux Farm girl spent her day.
    We have so much in common – well, not really. Did you actually kill the chickens? With your bare hands? I hope you wore gloves!!

    • Yes, I killed em. With my bare hands and a really sharp steak knife. Sliced my fingers twice. Gloves would have been a handy idea, but they didn’t cross my mind.?.?. I’ll be on the lookout for what you did yesterday! Lindsey

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