Crunchy Betty….wAs HeRe!

And, she’s awesome!!!  I admit, when her book came out, I was a little nervous to email her, she seemed so accomplished and famous and all…but, being that we live in the same city, I took the chance that maybe….just maybe…she’d email me back.

SHE DiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiDDDDDDDD!!!!!

And, we had A BALL!  We were like two peas in a tree hugging, blogging pod.  (did I just call myself a tree hugger? or did I just call Crunchy Betty a tree hugger?)

Leslie, milking Lucy.

Mostly, the plan was for her to come here so I could interview her about her book (that was my secret guise just to get to meet her…my in, you could say.).  Thank goodness she took me up on it, because what I learned about Leslie (aka. Crunchy Betty) is that she is a pure hearted, down to earth, do gooder who just wants to help people improve their lives with natural ingredients.  Food.  On your face.  Food.  In your cleaning products.

I first learned about her from my friend, Bonnie.  Bonnie mentioned something about the Honey Face wash challenge, weird, I thought.  Honey?  On my face?  But, I checked out her site.

And got hooked.

Now, them are some good lookin' eggs!

And, if you read here a couple weeks ago, you’ll remember about all the food I tried on my face.  And it worked.  And now there’s a book.  And I bought it.  And you should too.  Food On Your Face For Acne and Oily Skin.  It is all of the best of Crunchy Betty recipes and knowledge ALL IN ONE PLACE!  And, it’s dirt cheap.  Dirt.  $7.99.

Straining the 1 1/2 gallons of milk the goats gave us!

During 3 hours of FUN yesterday, I learned she spends HOURS and HOURS every day working on her recipes, trying new skin care regimes, blogging, responding to emails, responding to comments, keeping up facebook and twitter…ALL FOR FREE!  It is her full time job.  And she charges nothing for it.  (Something I am trying to convince her to change, now that I’ve known her for 3 hours.)

The fresh chevre with covered up garden-dug potatoes under the towel in the background.

So, without realizing that this post would turn into a plea….it has.

If you have Acne or Oily Skin, please buy her book.  It supports Leslie.  And she is giving 50% of the profits away!

Our feast! Fresh, no preservatives, homemade everything!

Sometimes, you have the fortune to meet someone famous.  Crunchy Betty is famous.  I mean, SHE HAS 10,000 hits a day on her blog and 1,453 people like her on facebook!  She is famous!  And she lives 10 minutes away from me!

But, when you meet this famous person, you realize she is normal.  She’s not some dripping-in-jewels, behind the scenes millionaire posing as a natural beauty blogger.  She has the same successes, struggles and goods and bads in her life that we all do.  She runs a small (no-profit) business and is up against the same FDA and USDA and other government restrictions we all, as small business owners, are.

Two tree huggers (eh-hem, I meant natural beauties) and ol' conehead (poor guy, just got neutered).

She is passionate about her website, her readers, what she puts on her face and about educating the rest of us about what we can put on ours.

By buying her book, you are giving yourself a gift, and by buying her book, you are supporting her.  Go buy the book!

And that’s all I have to say about that.

Thanks for listening.

–  The Goat Cheese Lady

P.S.  Thanks to MARSHA!!!  Crunchy Betty’s mom, for taking all of the amazing pictures!!!!

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 Crunchy Betty….wAs HeRe!

  1. Marilan says:

    Is she able to make it Saturday? She sounds wonderful. Bring copies of the book to sell.

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