more cheesemaking July 2012

workshops After the last workshop in June, I got a bunch of requests for yet another cheesemaking class. I was hesitant, as the goats begin to dwindle in milk production this time of year, typically. Despite my fiasco last time of feeling totally cluttered and terribly bad as a teacher, I went right ahead and scheduled another course. Workshops are complicated to put on, but they are financially very lucrative if well attended. It’s on tomorrow, and I have 8 people coming from as far away as 3 hours from here. No pressure or anything. Yikes. So the past few … Continue reading more cheesemaking July 2012

the 2011 fall rush

sunday journal 10/16 Today we had scheduled a butchery class on the farm, but had to cancel due to lack of full grown pigs, and holding off on deciding about Rosie. Is she pregnant? Am I hallucinating those milk glands getting slightly larger along the bottom of her belly? The first 2012 CSA shares are getting signed up for already, this is SO exciting. One customer is jumping from the once a month option to the 2x/month. That means we did a good job! Yes! The ducks are laying better, now that their celebrity status has stopped going to their … Continue reading the 2011 fall rush

5 year plan

5 year plan In past job interviews, I remember getting asked “what’s your 5 year plan?” Employers want to know if you’re planning to have kids next year, go travel the world for a few random months, or buckle down and become a dedicated worker. They can’t straight up ask these things, for fear of discrimination….but what IS your 5 year plan? You will only have one go at this life and this thing called living. What do you really, truly, want to be doing in 5 years? And what about in 10? And most importantly, how are you going … Continue reading 5 year plan