Category Archives: good people to know

How To Break In New Cowboy Boots

When we lived in the city, I considered myself an urban farm girl.  I milked goats, made cheese, gardened, canned, pulled goat kids out of their mamas, gave shots to goats that needed them, slaughtered chickens, autopsied rabbits.  But I … Continue reading

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Can Middle Schoolers Make Cheese?

I had the distinct honor of being a guest presenter in the 8th grade Chemistry classes at Horizon Middle School last October.  The teachers, Mr. Lohr and Mr. Yerger, were in the midst of a 2 week “food science” unit and had … Continue reading

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Book: How To Make Money Homesteading

Oh. My.  Gosh. Herbert and I are among 17 other amazing homesteaders profiled in a new book by Tim Young called “How To Make Money Homesteading” … …and IT’S OUT ON AMAZON TODAY!!!!!!  Amazing!!! Here’s the link:  http://www.amazon.com/How-Make-Money-Homesteading-Self-Sufficient/dp/1502786052/ Don’t just … Continue reading

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Goat Milk Creamery: Blue Heron Farm

In attempting to make the decision on whether or not we will open our own creamery,  I have been interviewing the owners of various creameries.  I will highlight them as I go…in the hopes it will help others who are also on our … Continue reading

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That Machine STOLE My Credit Card!

First of all, let’s get one thing straight.  I don’t even have a credit card. Cut ’em up years ago.  Swear I’ll never have one again.  They’re useless pieces of debt collecting plastic that should never have been invented.  They … Continue reading

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My new friend, The Chemist.

After many suggestions from numerous students, I finally contacted the chemistry departments at a couple of local Universities.  Despite mentally outlawing any degree that required I take chemistry in college 21 years ago, I have become a kitchen scientist. A dangerous … Continue reading

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Thank you, Grandfather.

We just had a visit from our first ever Animal Welfare Officer, and what a great experience it was!  Officer Hanson kindly introduced herself and stated the reason for her appearance in our driveway…she’d had a complaint called in about … Continue reading

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