So Little Trash.

Just wanted to share that after having 60-70 friends for our First Anniversary Potluck last Saturday, this is what we ended up with.

1.  One small bag of trash, on the left.

2.  Bin 1/2 full of recyclables.

3.  Bag on the right full of compostable plates.

4.  One stack of compostable cups.

Notice how much of this trash went to the dump.

Only the bag on the left.

We’ll bury the plates and cups in our compost piles and once they become dirt, we’ll spread them on the garden.

We sent the recycling with the recycling truck yesterday.

Just wanted you to know.  And, man, it felt good only throwing away that little bit of stuff!  Maybe next time, we’ll shoot for NO trash!

–  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 So Little Trash.

  1. Marilan says:

    Absolutely Awesome. It all begins with one person at a time and then 60 and then 6000. Maybe in our lifetimes we will see real change in trash. We’ve come a long way in our lifetime already.

    • You know, I never had been real concerned about trash…we always have recycled what we can, but that was all I thought we could do. But, seeing how little went to the trash can after the party was amazing!!!

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