Chalk One Up For The Self Esteem

Because my TV gets no channels, I have waited until now to see the my TV debut.  I thought I did pretty well, if I do say so myself.  I can’t figure out how to get the actual videos on here…so you’ll have to click on the Part 1, 2 and 3. 

Part 1. 

Part 2.

On Part 2, notice my knot tying skills.  The fastest knot tying I’ve ever done in my life!  It turns out that when you have 2 1/2 minutes to do 4 minutes worth of things, you have to move pretty fast.

Part 3.

Be aware, on Part 3, that Craig’s and my aprons both have a hidden pink goat on them…but, I decided not to point Craig’s out…it was a little too close to his waistline for my comfort level.  That would’ve been a little weird.  Right?

Now…on to my 7-year-old.  This is something I’ll remember in case my head gets big or something, from being on TV.  And, he apparently hasn’t noticed the benefits of the whole food-on-my-face experiment. 

While sitting out on the deck the other day, having some bonding time, talking about school and his friends and the like, he threw this in:

7-Year-Old:  “Mom, you’re just not that pretty.”

Me:  (choke), “What did you say?”

7-Year-Old:  “No.  Seriously, Mom.  You’re UGLY.”

Me:  “Why do you think I’m UGLY?”

7-Year-Old:  “You’re hair is too bumpy and you have too many bumps on your face.  You should look more like Jenny’s mom.”

So there you have it.  The opinion, although unsolicited and unappreciated, from the peanut gallery.

And, thank you all of you who watched me with Craig Coffey, Lucy and the cheese!

–  A Humbled Goat Cheese Lady


About The Goat Cheese Lady

I am Lindsey. At first I was a city girl. Then I was an urban farmgirl, attempting to balance city and farm life. Now, after moving to the country, I have embarked on life as a rural farmgirl, complete with my husband, the Animal Whisperer, man of exceptional knowledge and patience, two boys who are louder than my sister and I ever were, a herd of milking goats, and a flock of egg-laying chickens. Coyotes, mice, country dogs and prairie dogs are frequent visitors. Just 45 minutes north is Colorado Springs, the setting for our first six years in the goat world. Our family. Our city friends. Our introduction to cheesemaking. But we...and our growing farm and soon-to-be creamery...have set up shop down off of Highway 115 in Penrose, Colorado.
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11 Responses to Chalk One Up For The Self Esteem

  1. KO says:

    He’s only 7, and he’s still learning. He will eventually know that you are very beautiful!

  2. Melanie says:

    NICELY DONE!!! Carole and I just watched all three videos (we work together – we’re watching on our break….wink, wink) and they are FANTASTIC!! Next stop Matt Lauer and The Today Show!!!

  3. Diana says:

    I thought you looked great! I too am an avid fan of Crunch Betty and have been using nothing but the raw honey wash for almost 2 months – love it! And I was seriously impressed with your know tying and speed; it didn’t go unnoticed lol!

  4. Wende Schultz says:

    Great videos, Lindsey! Hope it brings you many more participants to your classes.
    And aren’t kids funny? I think you are very pretty, but then what do I know? I’m not 7!

  5. Melina says:

    I really enjoyed watching you, even though Fox isn’t my usual morning viewing. As for the unfortunate comments from your son, don’t let it get to you. He doesn’t know what he’s talking about! Besides, you can use that quote in about 20 years to make him feel VERY guilty. I can hear it now…”You never call, you never write, and when I was young and beautiful you called me UGLY!” That ought to be good for some amazing birthday and Christmas gifts.

  6. Just so you know, I was sitting here watching these just now on You Tube, with my son (Marcello). We both commented how pretty you are. Not only that, but I was keeping up with your “food on your face” posts due to my own battles with adult acne. You looked radiant, not to mention and you have a great sense of humor and easy going style! I’m so glad you’re out there in our little corner of the world. Keep up your wonderful work!!! Marcello recently told me I’m ugly now, after seeing a photo of me in my 20s. Gee. Thanks kid. Bleh.

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