Dream List Update

Remember back in January?  Remember when I showed you my Dream List?  Well, I’ve done some of them and some are in progress, so I thought I’d give you an update:

Plant at least 6 fruit trees:  DONE!  2 apple, 1 cherry, 1 apricot, 1 peach, 1 plum.

Make hard cheeses:  Not yet.

Grow, eat, harvest and preserve 9 months worth of produce:  working on that.  Cool weather crops are planted outside in the garden, seedlings are growing well in the basement I’ve started hardening some off.

Grow the garden in raised beds:  3 raised beds are built and waiting for tomatoes and peppers and whatever else goes into them.

Get handstand:  I can hold a handstand for an astounding 6!!!! seconds!  I wouldn’t say I’ve “gotten” it yet though.  Still working on it.

Can 25 pints of tomatoes:  Will do in the fall.

Permaculture our land:  In progress.

Grow and slaughter 30 chickens:  We’ve slaughtered 15 so far.

Go to girls weekend:  June!

Paint every room in the house:  I’ve painted the kitchen so far.

Organize every room in the house:  Ya, not so much.

Get bind (a twisty contortionist’s move in yoga):  I can do it, but not as well as I’d like.

Raise and have slaughtered or buy and have slaughtered our own pig:  Not yet.

Brighten the basement:  Not yet.

Buy more land adjacent to our house:  Not yet.  The money tree is still waiting to bear fruit.

Get 3 gallons/day of milk:  Gettin’ there!  Getting 2 1/2 gallons a day.

Be on Good Morning America:  Well, if Debi Pelican has her say, I’ll be on next week.  Debi is an amazing friend. 

Change city goat policy:  Not yet, and I’ve been rethinking that.  I might not do it.

Farm like Joel Salatin:  A work in progress.  Will be for the next 20 or 30 years, but we’ve started!

Have summer potlucks:  It’s not summer yet, so not yet.

How’s your dream list turning out?  I hope your year is going as well as mine!!!

–  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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2 Responses to Dream List Update

  1. marilan says:

    We need to get together on an offer I have to help on one item. Let me know when’s good for you. I am working on a day for soap too what day this week is good?

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