Author Archives: The Goat Cheese Lady

About The Goat Cheese Lady

I am Lindsey. I am an urban farmgirl attempting to balance city and farm life. I make cheese. I milk goats. I am married to the Animal Whisperer, man of exceptional knowledge and patience, I have two boys who are louder than my sister and I ever were, two big dogs, a few milking goats, some egg laying chickens and rabbits. Coyotes, rattlesnakes, deer, bear, and bobcats are frequent visitors. Just around the corner is the city. The pool. Yoga. The neighborhood friends. But we...and our farm...are hidden...by the rocks.

Bring on the BEES! Part 1

I found out a couple of days ago…we do bees the same way we did goats: Think about it for a while, talk about it, not do it, then do it, talk about building their home, then start it, then not … Continue reading

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Please help us CURE Cystic Fibrosis!!!

My sister and I grew up with Samantha and Libby .  They are sisters who were born with Cystic Fibrosis, a deadly genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestion of 30,000 children and young adults around the world.  At that time, … Continue reading

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And Two More Makes Five!

We checked on Sally last night around 9 pm when we did chores.  Her udder was full and she’d been by herself a lot of the day, no signs of mucousy discharge.  Birth did not seem imminent.  We watched a … Continue reading

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Lucy’s Turn!

Three Days Ago: Goats don’t plan their births for the most convenient times.  OK.  You’re right, they don’t plan them at all.  So, whoever is in charge of the whole “when should I get down to business and get these … Continue reading

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Who Guessed Dottie???

If you guessed Dottie…YOU WERE RIGHT!!! Congratulations!  You win an all expense paid trip to the barn tonight to take care of her!  And her baby! Yes, 4 days of labor is long.  She wasn’t in full-on labor the whole time, … Continue reading

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Which Goat Do You Think Will Kid First?

Here’s Lucy: Here’s Dottie: Here are the facts:  Dottie was due yesterday, April 12.  Lucy is due April 21.  Both of them look like they are the beginnings of labor…TODAY. Which one do you think will have her babies first??? … Continue reading

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Spring Time!

We are getting our first trickles of fresh, raw, spring milk! (tastes like it has a slight mineral deficiency, slightly sour/bitter…but soon it’ll be perfect!) …and we’ve planted 200 onions (with the help of my two boys) …and the seedlings … Continue reading

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Please help Doug and Kim.

UPDATE!!  We received $372.96 for Doug and Kim, thanks to all of you who so generously donated! Doug and Kim Wiley are the owners, milkers, gardeners, mom and dad, and ranchers at Larga Vista Ranch in Boone, Colorado.  In a chance … Continue reading

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Where Was I This Morning?

The Animal Whisperer took the boys to school…I was in a can’t-stand-to-hear-myself-talk-anymore-and-have-them-not-listen state of mind.  So, I went on a walk.  A beautiful walk!  Can you guess where I was? Click on the Where Was I This Morning? link on … Continue reading

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Something like an Olympian?

We went skiing a couple of weeks ago, and after finishing 4 or 5 green runs (the easiest hills) with my husband and two boys, sister and brother-in-law, we went in for lunch. Before I proceed, I’d like to point some things out: … Continue reading

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