Fox Nightly News

Me and Fox.  We’re getting to be good friends.  I mean Fox and I.

Aly Myles came out on Monday to interview us and “drop into our daily lives…with a video camera.” 

She got the idea, interviewed, filmed, edited….

……….sccccccrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeechhhhhhhhhh…….wait a dad-blamed minute….I just got derailed.  The Animal Whisperer came out from the kitchen and offered me some of the meat he is cooking.  He slaughtered a goat yesterday, and is cooking ribs, so I thought it was rib meat.  I popped it in my mouth acceptingly…but it was all pasty.  Kind of like eating a greasy, meaty tasting, piece of brain.  Except.  It was balls.  Yes, Rocky Mountain Goat Oysters.  I almost threw up.  While he sat over there in his chair, eyes closed, savoring every ooey, gooey, salty, squishy second of it.  Sick. 

OK.  Back on topic…

…Aly got the idea, interviewed us, filmed, edited, produced and was on the news with it that night!  Faster than I could even shake a stick.  And, faster than I could even let you know about it.  Sorry.

The good thing about the internet is that You Can See It Later!  If you have the right viewer on your computer, but don’t ask me about what that is, I have no idea.  Just rest assured that if you can’t see it when you click on it, you just might need a different viewer.  Again, don’t ask me.

Anyway, in honor of Local Foods Week….HERE IT IS!!! 

Note the part where The Animal Whisperer says he thought I was crazy. 

And, be aware that when she got here, 10 minutes early (I’m beginning to pick up on the fact that news people are habitually early, which doesn’t fit well with my do-everything-at-the-last-minute style), my hair was up in huge, pink, velcro rollers, I wasn’t dressed in the outfit I wanted to wear and I didn’t have my makeup on. 

I just didn’t want you to think that I’ve become all glamorous or something just because I got to be on TV.

And, not shown in her piece are the fact that she tasted, and LIKED (…are you listening Craig Coffey?) warm and cold goat’s milk and goat yogurt and goat mozzarella!  Not bad for a morning at the farm!

But, now, I have laryngitis.  I can only whisper.  My voice hurts.  Have you ever had that happen?  I don’t really feel that bad, but I sound like I’ve been a 60-year-5-pack-a-day-smoker.  But I don’t smoke.  And, the whole mechanism around my voice box just hurts.  It’s tired.  It wants to go to sleep.

OK, so it’s not from being on Fox News, it’s really just the effects of the end of a laryngitis producing cold, but I’m really wondering if it’s a high sign from above…

…”STOP TALKING!”

Well, now, that’s hard to do.  I love to talk.

But, my kids are listening better.  When their mother can only whisper, they have to listen much more attentively to hear what I say, and that way, I know they heard it and they know they can’t ignore me.  Aaaaaahhhh, there’s always a silver lining to every cloud!

Oh, wait, your kids don’t ignore you?  Good for you.

Welcome to my world.

–  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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3 Responses to Fox Nightly News

  1. Marilan says:

    Hey feel free to plug our farm to fox if you like. I want to help people and show them they can do this at home. Any home. Raise your own whatever. I hope you have a cute goat kid to bring to Homestead fair. I have a couple if need be, not as small but friendly. Do you think your greenhouse people would come? This will be a plug for all of us, bring cards, schedules, brochures, to promote what you offer all I have is tours, some meat available, and ideas that work.

    • I did plug your farm…Easter Egg Acres! But…they edited it out! =) I stick you in most sentences I speak these days! =) I’ll ask Becky from Blue Planet if she’d like to come to talk about greenhouses and she is an amazing permaculturist. I’ll keep thinking about other good people. We need a beekeeper. I can contact http://www.coloradospringsurbanhomesteaders.meetup.com too, it’s a group I’m a part of, and may have a lot of interested people!!! Great idea to have a Homestead Fair at Good Earth!!!

  2. Karen says:

    Lindsey, you are such an inspiring and fun Mom! Thanks for sharing your exciting adventures. I hope you stay here and continue to find success in your kitchen helping so many of us learn and enjoy the urban farming life! Thanks!

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