Such A Bounty Of Wild Grasses!!

One walk through the Garden of the Gods and you’ll see what I’m talking about.

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It may seem, to the unenlightened, that I am just plain weird to thrill over the return of waist high prairie grasses, but if you’re me, you long for the days of Little House On The Prairie, when Pa could touch the grasses while sitting on his horse.

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When the grasses were not over-grazed or ripped out to plant wheat during the Dust Bowl days.

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It is the first time in my life in Colorado Springs (i.e. since birth)  that I have seen such a tapestry of seed heavy grasses.

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There are grasses with fluffy seed heads, blockish seed heads, twisty seed heads, pokey seed heads and regular seed heads.  I’m sure they all have names, but unfortunately I don’t know them.  If you do, please share!

–  The Goat Cheese Lady

P.S.  And the grasses are just the icing on the cake…the wildflowers in the Garden of the Gods have been incredible this year!

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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4 Responses to Such A Bounty Of Wild Grasses!!

  1. Clara Lander says:

    My great grandmother on my mother’s side wrote in a letter that I have about crossing the prairies in Kansas when the grass was as high as the covered wagons they were traveling in. That’s grass!

  2. rselder@comcast.net says:

    Hi Lindsay… I grew up in the Tall Grass Prairie of eastern Kansas… the grass gets 6 feet tall or more! I love it too. Thanks.

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