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About Chief Milkmaid

A former executive, now goatmilker and cheesemaker, I am the Chief Milkmaid of the Little Brown Farm.

Womxn’s March and me… it’s personal, and political, and vital

Hopeless. Helpless. Outnumbered. Unsafe. Frightened. These are emotions I have been struggling with since one of our Nation’s once respectable major political parties selected a self-proclaimed sexual assaulter, unstable, reality TV star to represent them for the highest office in the Nation. The emotions amplified after the electoral college made him the President-Elect. (He did not […]

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Womxn’s March and me… it’s personal, and political, and vital

Hopeless. Helpless. Outnumbered. Unsafe. Frightened. These are emotions I have been struggling with since one of our Nation’s once respectable major political parties selected a self-proclaimed sexual assaulter, unstable, reality TV star to represent them for the highest office in the … Continue reading

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The pillaging of Greenbank Farm

I’ve been following the Port of Coupeville’s activity with the Greenbank Farm for a while, but recently, specifically July 8, I turned my attention fully to the problem. On July 8 two of the three commissioners seemingly arbitrarily (with no … Continue reading

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Little Brown Farm wouldn’t exist without this

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At weddings and anniversaries people often say things like “I’m marrying/married by best friend.” I may smile and nod but inside that private place of my mind, it makes me roll my eyes. It’s one of…

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New Year 2015 – Ready or not, here it comes!

The Winter Solstice has passed, promising a gentle walk toward Spring. Hanukkah has ended with the flicker of the lit candles and warmth of family. Christmas has passed leaving tons of wrapping paper and memories in its wake. The winter … Continue reading

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A day off on a farm?

If you’re a farmer, you probably clicked on this to see how one gets a day off on a farm. If you’re not a farmer, but know one personally, you’re probably waiting for the punchline. If you don’t know any … Continue reading

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Raspberries and chevre – summer delight!

My job (as Chief Milkmaid of the Little Brown Farm) is hard. I’m sure you’ve heard me say it… I work LONG hours. I do a lot of manual labor, use a lot a pitchforks and wheelbarrows. I wash a … Continue reading

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Let people help?

It doesn’t seem like it should be a challenge to do that, but I am willing to bet I’m not the only one overwhelmed by this idea. A friend of mine sent me a link to a wonderful, inspiring Ted … Continue reading

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Planting Seeds

(Bayview Farmers Market opens this Saturday, our first market of the season! We have been so busy on the farm preparing delicious cheeses and dairy products for you that I haven’t had time to blog. My dear friend and leader … Continue reading

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