Come To The Homestead Fair!!! TODAY!!

If you live in Colorado Springs…or anywhere within a two hour radius…come to The First Annual Homestead Fair!  It’s today (Saturday, October 8, 2011) at Good Earth Garden Center from 9-5 and it’s FREE!!!

Location:  Good Earth Garden Center, 1330 N. Walnut, Colorado Springs, CO, 80905, 719-473-3399

Time:  9-5

Date:  TODAY!  Saturday, October 8, 2011

Cost:  FREE!

What is it?:

Easter Egg Acres, Lindsey the Goat Cheese Lady, and Good Earth Garden Center have teamed up to bring you a homesteading fair. There will be vendors offering information and classes on canning, making goat cheese, milking goats, raising chickens for eggs and meat, Nigerian dwarf goats for milk and meat, growing raised bed gardens, canning and storing what you grow, and hopefully some greenhouse builders, and wind and solar peopl…e to offer you ideas for making yourself more self sufficient. There will be food samples, a petting zoo, milking demo, gardening in Colorado and LOADS of information for all ideas of homesteading. Please join us!

On the schedule is a milking and milk handling demonstration at 9:05 and 3:30 with samples to follow, there will be a meat bird demonstration at 10 and 2, with our equipment and a stuffed toy bird, not too graphic although some of the photographs are graphic. There will be a rabbit harvest demonstration at 11 and 2. You can do this all yourself in your own back yard. We will help you. It will again be with fake rabbit, but the info you need to make it happen in your own yard.

I will have flyers from Justin Weis of Affordable Solar and Wind.

Confirmed groups attending are:

Easter Egg Acres
The Goat Cheese Lady
Elmwood Acres Nigerian Goats
Hungry Chicken Homestead
Local Foods Colorado Springs
Pikes Peak Community Cupboard
Grant Farms

–  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 Come To The Homestead Fair!!! TODAY!!

  1. Melina says:

    Had a great time and it was nice meeting like-minded folks. Also, I’d never been to Good Earth and couldn’t get out the front door without buying something. I think it will become my new go-to place for all things garden.

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