Look What The Dog Dragged In.

This is Montana.  (The n should have that little curly Spanish thing over it to show you that it’s pronounced Montanya.)  He’s our 1-year-old horse mixed with St. Bernard and Anatolian Shepard.

And, because we have no physical fences or electric underground fences to keep him in, he wanders the neighborhood.  Unfortunately.

Every day, he brings home something new.  Unfortunately.

Most times they are harmless items.  But never do they originate from anything we’ve ever owned.  I never bought this.  I’m sorry for the dog whose owner did buy it. 

No telling where this came from, there are lots of sticks around, but this stick wasn’t here yesterday.

We’ve had antlers, bones, skulls, even an elk hoof with the leg bone still attached. 

But, this, was a first. 

About two weeks ago, the coyotes were howling and celebrating and chattering down in the neighbor’s horse field.  The next day, a bloody leg bone was laid right in the stairway trail down to the barn.  I figured they had killed a deer and left a leg bone for Montana.

Two days ago, what was once attached to the leg showed up.

I don’t dare to guess what he’ll bring home next time.

–  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 Look What The Dog Dragged In.

  1. Danielle says:

    Hi! I’m about to adopt an Anatolian Shepherd Great Dane mix. In my quest to find information about what she might be like when she “grows up” I found this post. Could you possibly tell me some about Montana (how big is he, how is his personality, what are some of the traits you have noticed)?


    • Danielle, Montana is great keeping wildlife away from the animals. He tackled a bear once. He does run away quite often but always comes home. He is very sweet and definitely a leaner. He’ll lean on you until you pay attention to him. He’s about 120 ponds. Have fun with your new pup! Lindsey

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