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

Disappointments

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

Values

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

Cherishing what you have

My view from the milk stool today is about cherishing what you have. I’m so blessed that I have an amazing group of goats and the equipment and facilities that I need to take care of them. I’m blessed that I have

On Counting Goats

My view from the milk stool today is on my confusion as to why it is you can send one goat into the barn after I’m through milking her and end up with two, three, four or five in return. What’s the