Why I’m Back, An Update

Thank you to everyone for your kind words upon my reappearance as The Goat Cheese Lady.

Where have I been? Well, I have spent the past year as Lindsey: Soccer Taxi Driver.

When you live in the country, driving to and from town for soccer practices and games occupies most of your waking hours.  There’s barely any time left in the day to work and be a mom and wife.

OK.  So that’s not entirely the truth and as we hang out more together, I’m sure more details will surface, but in a nutshell, and as I just updated under “About” on the menu above, here it is:

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.

So, there you have it. I’m back in action.  Slinging from the hip and hoping it hits your funny bone or your softer side.  Stick with me and spread the word.  Let’s enjoy life together!

Lindsey

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circa 2012. We’re a fair piece older now.

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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16 Responses to Why I’m Back, An Update

  1. Debie says:

    Very happy to see your posts again. They are heartwarming and funny, and I enjoy reading them. We got permission from our HOA to get a goat or two, so I’ll probably be contacting you with questions.

  2. florasforum says:

    Hi Lindsey and a very warm Welcome Back!
    As someone who is also a writer and a before-the-trend “urban farmgirl” (started out around the year 2000!), I know exactly what you mean when you describe revisioning the dream! I, too, have made many changes in life as I follow my bliss, with more underway. It’s inevitable; especially as our children grow up and needs, interests, and priorities change. (And sometimes we just need a breather.)
    I’m so glad you’re back!
    You’re a wonderful writer, just hitting your stride, and you will have many new adventures to share. I look forward to reading about them! ❤

  3. Corkie says:

    Welcome back!

  4. Renee Sheffer says:

    You inspired me. We left Colorado for Arizona and family. I now have six goats, only one in milk. Another is ready to freshen. I decided on Nigerian Dwarfs. When I have more in milk at the same time I’ll try to perfect cheese. For now it’s soap. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Jeanne says:

    I am so glad you are back. You are a great writer with wonderful information and thoughts ..

  6. mje2002 says:

    Welcome back!! I have so many last, fond memories of our morning spent milking the goats, holding baby goats, making cheese and then enjoying homemade breakfast. I recount one part or another of that experience to various people at various times. It was so impactful. I know it was all a lot of work too. Glad you’re looking forward to doing something that brings you joy.

  7. john G Butterworth says:

    Howdy Lindsey It was good to finally hear a little about you giving up on the goat farm so abruptly after all the work you had put into it. for so long. (now seems NOT so long). I loved seeing all of your posts about the latest progress on your various projects. And seeing about your classes. And thought that your Farm Dinners were fantastic and wished I lived closer to you so I could join you in them once. — Your abrupt departure from it all had me thinking that maby you had a bad traumatic event take place in your life; and, I was more than worried, I was scared for you. And even now, I feel that you are not sharing everything with us, your fans and readers. Maby in time you will. But; none the less; WELCOME BACK!.

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