Category Archives: Opinion

Fence Posts

It’s been over two years since we moved here to 3rd Street in Penrose.  At that time, there were seven fence posts wearing boots, all in a line, marching up the hill after 3rd Street turns to County Road 123 … Continue reading

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Maybe I’ll write a book.

It’s dangerous cutting onions. Which is what I was doing just before calling my sister. We were both cooking dinner. I told her I’ve been thinking about (for 6 years) writing a book.  I think about it every winter when … Continue reading

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Proposition 105

To Label or Not to Label.  That is the question. What are we voting on labeling, you ask? Whether or not foods containing GMO’s (genetically modified organisms)  should be labeled in Colorado. What do you think?  Will you vote Yes or … Continue reading

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Where (Near Colorado Springs) Should We Move?

Any opinions? Mountains?  Plains?  City?  Country?  5 acres?  205 acres? That’s about how clear we are on the whole thing.  Mostly, we’re not sure.  We’ve had some promising showings on our house, which is still for sale…but nothing’s final till … Continue reading

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Anyone Know A Community Blogger?

I do! Check out the new, expanded IndyBlog today! We just might see each other there. –  The Goat Cheese Lady

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Clean Eating.

I got a message  a couple of weeks  ago from Annie Snead asking if she could interview me about “clean eating”.  It was the second time in three days I had heard the phrase, but still had no idea what it was.  … Continue reading

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Unfortunately, Rabbits Can’t Throw Up.

Don’t read the following information if you are queasy or aren’t in the mood to look at rabbit guts.  The pictures are graphic.But you’ll learn from them. The Animal Whisperer awoke to find our big, gray rabbit dead on the … Continue reading

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Mozzarella, mozzarella, why dost thou fail me? Part 2

Watch out high school science teachers…here I come! My Hypothesis:  The higher the pasteurization temperature of grocery store purchased cow’s milk of four different available 1/2 gallon varieties with similar expiration dates will negatively affect the outcome of homemade mozzarella. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Joy of Cheesemaking

As I pore through cheesemaking books during the low milk season (1/2 gallon per day…high milk season is 5-6 gallons per day) and have not enough to make cheese, I am filling my brain with cheesemaking information.  One can (and … Continue reading

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Goats.

I never was particularly attracted to them.  They’re bony, their bodies are out of proportion, they didn’t register on my cute animal meter, and they really were never on my radar of “things I hope I own one day”. They don’t have the … Continue reading

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