Resilience: Tire Flowers

He got laid off.  She’s a stay at home mom.  They have a baby and a toddler.  She has applied for jobs… and is waiting.  He has applied for jobs… and is waiting.  They could just complain and whine.  Poor meeeee….  This economy is sooooooo baaaadddd…..  booooooo-hooooooo…..

But, they have piles of tires in their back yard.

So, they’re making (and selling) Tire Flowers.  AND THEY ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!!

You can choose from lots of colors.

You can choose the cheaper painted (non-flower) tire….

Or, splurge and get a tire FLOWER!

You can plant flowers in them (or plant your baby in them.)

Or, use them as goat tutus.  (I have actually never seen that word in print.  It looks weird.)

What????  Did you just say YOU need a flower tire?

Well, great news!  I just happen to have their email for you!!!  It’s  Contact Lauren right away! 

And, if you’re thinking, I could just make those myself!  Don’t.  It takes 30 minutes to turn one tire inside out to even get it to being an unpainted flower.  THEN, you have to paint it with a few coats of paint.  So…..

……Just order one.  Or ten.  Support them (they are Colorado Springs locals) and their quest to make ends meet in a positive, recycling, creative, fun, cheerful, resilient way until the steady paychecks start rolling in again.

–  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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11 Responses to Resilience: Tire Flowers

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  2. WolfSong says:

    Those tire flowers are AMAZING!! I wish I lived close enough to buy some from them…but I think shipping to Canada would be cost prohibitive! The creativity in making them, and the brilliance in selling them, is something to be admired. 🙂

  3. Lori says:

    I’m doing my part to help – I bought 5 tires last month when were on vacation. I was just browsing around on craigslist and found them. So Lauren is branching out – clear to the eastern border of Kansas!! I bought them as a Mother’s Day present and my mom LOVES them!

  4. Hethyr says:

    What a great idea!!! 🙂

  5. julia christine stephen says:

    As we like everything with bright colors…My family loves these tires, and the baby is tooooo cute!

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