thank you.

To say THANK YOU! would be kind of like yelling a really excited THANK YOU!

The Animal Whisperer made this.

To say Thank you! would be more like signing off on a letter.

and these...

But to say thank you. is to say it humbly, from the depths of our hearts, the depths of our souls.

and this...

thank you.

and this.

To all of the family, friends and students who joined us for our One Year Anniversary Potluck on Saturday night.

I made the goat's milk and olive oil soap.

It is because of all of you that we have been The Goat Cheese Lady for one year.  It is because you attend our classes and spread the word.  You have all filled our lives with diversity, cooking tips, laughter, book recommendations, support, love, good food, nice boots, advice…and above all, friendship.

Edie, Chris, Christine, Ben, Emily, Cat, Emily's friend

Back here, behind the rocks, our little farm is hidden.  We don’t have drop in visitors like we did at our old, city house.  But, through teaching the classes, we have created a community of friends, who, nearly every weekend, come to learn something new and start new friendships.

Heidi, Eileen, Lindsey, Kathy

If it weren’t for Debi, we wouldn’t know Kathy.  If it weren’t for Kathy, we wouldn’t know Geena, Katie, Jeannette, Chella or Terry.  If it weren’t for Geena, we wouldn’t know Gwen, Julie, Emily and Emily’s friend.  

You can see how our friendships have grown thanks to you spreading the word about our classes.

Claire, Annie, Random Chicken, Kris, Lauren, Lauren's little one

thank you.  For all the food and drinks you brought to the potluck.  For following the parking instructions!  For buying soap and birdhouses and aprons.  For the community we are creating together.

The Animal Whisperer and Beth

thank you.  From the bottom of our hearts and the depths of our souls.  We are honored to know people like you.

–  The Goat Cheese Lady

P.S.  The Animal Whisperer might not approve of being called The Goat Cheese Lady above.  Substitute his name where necessary.

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 thank you.

  1. Eileen Healy says:

    Everyone had a great time, and we ate our fill of delicious home made food! Thanks for opening the farm and your home, and for the wonderful, warm welcome. XO

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