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2013: The Farm Year in Review

It’s been a good year on the farm.  Nothing too dramatic in any direction.  We like that.  It is nice to settle in a bit sometimes and work to enjoy the somewhat familiar and pleasantly hectic pace of life. Goats:  We milked 20 goats through the year.  We have determined this to be our ‘sweet…

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My Experience as a TEDx Speaker

The highlight of 2013 was my experience at being selected as a speaker for TEDx Bellingham.  The big event was held November 12, 2013.  But it began W-A-Y before that.  Interviews were held in July and August.  We were notified of our selection status in early September.  At that time, we were given some parameters…

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Texas Tea Cakes: Best Cookie Recipe–EVER!

This recipe has been in my family for as far back as the generations can remember on my Mom’s side.  She got it from Nan Naw Zell who got it from Nan Naw Harkey.  I know it has been modified to include margarine instead of butter or even shortening—-I use Butter.  And I use lemon…

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Family Tradition Christmas A.M. Breakfast

Eggs, Sausage, Green Chile = Winner!  These “Baked Eggs” have been my family tradition for many, many years now.  Of course, I have done various renditions, depending on my vegetarian years, and my tolerance for various ingredients. But no matter the ‘adjustment’, they are guaranteed GOOD! 1 lb. sausage (we use a friends home raised…

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Conway Feed: A Vital Link in our Local Food Chain

Conway Feed in Conway WA Are you lucky enough to have your “own” feed mill right in your town?  One that is locally owned by a super great local farming family?  I sure hope so.  We have just that right here. Here’s the scoop on them in their own words:Conway Feed is a pioneer animal…

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Goat Cheese Lasagna Day at Gothberg Farms

Our goat cheese lasagna has become a local favorite.  What started as great food for our family has morphed into a certified, inspected product we can share with YOU! It starts with the cheese-of course!!  We use 5+ of our cheeses in this beauty.  There is always Chevre, Ricotta, and goat Parmesan, then we start…

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Our Cheese is a Winner!

Chic Choc Cheddar Meet Chic Choc Cheddar.  Our goat’s milk Cheddar, with a vein of Chicory in the middle, then hand rubbed with Chocolate!!! What’s not to love here?   This cheese was inspired by my Bayou Country roots in deep East Texas, where chicory was the poor man’s coffee when I was a child.…

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“Honor Box” Farm Stand Open

If the Sign is Out, We Are Open We are trying something we have talked about for years.  There is now an Honor Box here at the farm where you can stop in for your favorite cheeses!   OK, so it’s not fancy, a little Hokey Pokey, but it’s a start.  Maybe this will help…

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Cheese Contest Winners!

We have our winners in the Cheese Contest!  We are super excited.  The big computer in the sky picked the winners, so we got as surprised as you.  Looks like some tried-and-true friends won as well as new folks we get to meet real soon here.  This was so much fun. Prize #1:  Cheese Tasting…

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C A E Negative 2013

We are happy to report our 8th (or is it 9th?) year of negative results for the CAE virus in our goats.  We did have the virus here in our initial goats, so breaking it early on was a heartbreaking experience.  Every day we are glad we made that decision. Here is a link describing…

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