On learning Spanish

I haven’t posted a view from the milk stool in some time now because I haven’t spent much time on the milk stool. I slowed down on milking and the goats, at least most of them, are drying off. This is earlier


My view from the milk stool is about distraction. I’ve been too distracted lately to formulate any thought important enough to share. It’s been a struggle dealing with the heat which completely saps me. When I’m sapped, things get out of control.

My view from the milk stool has been silent lately. My Yankee blood is showing – we’ve had what feels like hundreds of days in 90+ weather with very little rain. This happens every year, I don’t know why it upsets me


My view from the milk stand is on practice makes perfect. My last batch of ash-coated goat cheeses didn’t come out right. They looked beautiful (shown below), but tasted awful. I believe I used too much ash. Cut into a baby one

Falling off the milk stool

My view from the milk stool is on falling off the stool, brushing yourself off and getting back on. I’m very sensitive – does that surprise you? All that’s going on – both in the world, my community and my own realm

Mad World

My view from the milk stool this morning is on this mad world we’re now living in. As I scrolled through Facebook this morning, the lyrics to “Mad World” by Tears for Fears came to mind: “All around me are familiar facesWorn

Taking care of ourselves

My view from the milk stool this morning is about taking care of ourselves. Times are crazy right now. Even though Wally and I are not directly affected by COVID, at least not adversely, it’s still there and we are aware of


My view from the milk stool this morning is about values. I wrote earlier this morning that I feel like I need to wear a hate shield whenever I go on Facebook these days. What I’m seeing in comments is beyond comprehension.

On Division

My view from the milk stool today is about division. Y’all know it’s going on – at least anyone who looks at Facebook even on a casual basis and is not blind sees it.  If only division could be as simple as

Making Cheese

My view from the milk stand is on how to be smarter than the cheese. It’s tough you know. Creating artisanal cheese is a challenge. It’s forcing me to slow down and be careful. So far, it’s kicking my butt though. I