Boyd Houses

Disclaimer:  I have never been to New York and have never met anyone who pronounces “bird”, “boyd”.

That said, I had a cockateel growing up, Nibbles.  Much to my mother’s chagrin, Nibbles lived to be 72.  In people years.  OK.  Not really, but Nibbles did live to be something like 16 or maybe even 20.  My mom didn’t fully enjoy Nibbles, and as I grew up and moved out, neither did I.  Nibbles became my dad’s pet, Boyd.

Something about a New York bird being a Boyd.  So, Nibbles became Boyd.  Just like Dad named my favorite teddy bear, “Helen.”  In honor of my Great Aunt Teddy whose real name was Helen.  I much prefered my chosen name for my bear, “Teddy.”  But instead, she became “Helen Teddy.”

In honor of Nibbles the Boyd and in memory of Helen Teddy, I present to you The Animal Whisperer’s latest creative endeavors.

Boyd Houses:

He is amazing!!!  He has them for sale for around $20-$25 each for anyone looking for a custom-made-from-reused-items Bird House.  Eh-hem, Boyd House.

Joyce already got one…there are 6 left. 

–  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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1 Response to Boyd Houses

  1. Melanie says:

    Joyce’s boyd house is really cute. She’ll enjoy having a memento from the farm in addition to all the great cheese-making knowledge you shared (and EXCELLENT food!!).

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