Tag Archives: Food

It’s National Plan Your Vacation Day!

And we sure hope you’ll plan to spend some of your vacation with us! Join us for a one of a kind experience…The Goat Cheese Making Class at our 5 acre farm in Penrose, Colorado (45 minutes south of Colorado Springs). … Continue reading

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Frozen Feta

I refer to myself as an experiential learner. It’s just unfortunate this was the experience (in a nutshell): Our extra refrigerator is in my husband’s woodworking shop.  Over the summer, the milk jars took over the house refrigerator so I … Continue reading

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Antique Preserves

We have a neighbor we’ve recently come to know; a friendly, toothless, older fellow who parked himself in Penrose back in the 1970’s.  He has stopped by briefly in the past, thrice encountering only the woman of the house yet … Continue reading

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We Broke Ground!

Saturday, Larry the foundation guy, began squaring and flattening and digging for The Goat Cheese Lady Creamery foundation! It’s actually happening!  This is a side job to his full time job pouring foundations during the week, so it’ll be completed … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Dinner, Anyone?

Meet Chester. But don’t get too attached.  He will be going to Thanksgiving Camp next week. We’ve raised our own meat before, but never in the form of a turkey.  Or 3 to be more specific.  There’s a first for everything, … Continue reading

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Prednisone

Last March, (when I count it out on my fingers, it makes 8 months ago), I was diagnosed, for the 7th time in my life, with Minimal Change Disease.  Minimal Change Disesase is a non-life threatening kidney disease that recurs … Continue reading

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Babies and Milk and Cheese Everywhere!

Spring on the farm is the beginning of life after the rest and revitalization that is winter.  In March, we bought a dozen new baby chicks to become our new egg laying flock and 12 goat kids were born…8 bucklings, 4 doelings, all healthy … Continue reading

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Now That’s Cooking With Gas

For all of the cooking years of my life, I have cooked on an electric stove and have become accustomed to both the curly cue and the flat top ranges. In my years of teaching cheesemaking however, any of my … 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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