Michele’s Really Cool Job

Meet Michele. 

She’s responsible for all of the bread and yogurt pictures that will soon show up on these pages.  She was the only student and my right-hand-(wo)man yesterday at The Goat Cheese Class.  She’s good at pictures. 


She’s also good at milking.

And making Armenian String Cheese.

And flying small planes.  And doing “Scientific Fly Overs”.  And studying Manatees.  And Monarch Butterflies.

She works for CAVU and is in charge of the Central America Division where they create films to increase awareness for the local people and others to inspire conservation.

Here are some of their films, that I haven’t yet had time to watch, but sound REALLY interesting!

Another amazing thing is my 7-year-old.  As any of you who have taken The Class know, he is shy and rarely shows his face.  Well, he loves animals and animal videos.  Therefore, he ACTUALLY spoke to Michele.  And showed her how to milk.  And sprayed his poor, unsuspecting mother with a strong stream of milk to the neck (on purpose) during his demonstration.  And cracked up about it.  Aaaah, how I love the boy.

So, here’s a special invitation to any of you with really cool jobs.  I’m willing to get sprayed in the neck by my child in exchange for you coming to The Class and sharing your adventure stories.

Note:  We will also welcome anyone without cool jobs.  You just won’t get to see me get sprayed.

THANK YOU Michele for the great time, the pictures and helping my youngun come out of his shell!

–  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 Michele’s Really Cool Job

  1. Diana says:

    I was a dolphin trainer for 10 years – how would that rate on his “coolness scale”? Did TV with them too so I guess that might count as an animal video sort of thing… Alas, there are no dolphins here in the Springs so we just have the goats :p

    — from Star’s other mama!

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