#2 Goatherding: An Alternative Lifestyle

This article first appeared in the April 1992 edition of Backroads, when Jerry Lou Drake and I were both single girls living a rugged life here on the mountain. We became fast friends and she let me interview her for the newspaper about keeping goats and all the healthy, nutritious products they provide. Fast forward a few years and our “single” status changed when we both found the man of our dreams with whom to share our simplistic lifestyle. Over the years that followed, a lot has changed but our enduring friendship has held strong and we still enjoy having a cup of tea together sitting by the warmth of the kitchen woodstove, catching up on each other’s news.