We’re OK

Just got limited Internet access after 6 days without…The fire has been terrifying but we are safe, our animals are safe and our house is safe.  Thank you for all of your thoughts, prayers, help and friendship.  We feel so fortunate.  I’ll share more when I have easier Internet access.  Please continue to send well wishes, prayers and help to all of the evacuees and firemen and especially those who have lost their homes. 

With the deepest gratitude,

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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12 Responses to We’re OK

  1. Been a long time, but want you to know I was thinking about you and praying your house and family were safe! So glad to hear you’re home now. Looking forward to the future posts! I am definately going to get some of those beautiful tires! What an awesome idea!

  2. Debie says:

    Angelina and I were just talking about you yesterday. Glad you made it. Debie

  3. Edgwick Farm says:

    Be well and be safe.

  4. Melina says:

    Good to know you’re all ok. We left for two nights but came back yesterday afternoon. So grateful to the firefighters.

  5. Elise says:

    I’m so relieved that you and your family are alright. Elise

  6. Sandra says:

    You, your family, and your wonderful animals were in my thoughts this last week. THANK YOU for the post!

  7. thinking about you and your family. best wishes
    Samhitta and Ali

  8. Susan Forde says:

    So glad you all are OK!!!

  9. Clara Lander says:

    I got home last night about 8:00. Thought about my neighbors, two footed and four footed, living down the road. I was delighted to get your message that is all well. We are fortunate.

  10. Lynn Remy says:

    I’m so glad you and your loved ones (family and animals) are okay! We were worried about all of our goat friends down south. We live 1 1/2 miles west of Sedalia (north of Castle Rock on Santa Fe) and have plenty of room for extra goats and chickens. We also have a horse trailer to haul should you need it, or us, please call or email. Sincerely, Lynn and Anne Remy 303-663-5688

  11. Cindy says:

    Thanks for taking the time to let us know you’re ok! Love and Blessings to everyone affected by this!

  12. laura h says:

    Glad to hear! I’ve been thinking of you and your animals.

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