Tag Archives: photography

The Milk Room

1 Jul

In between the kidding, hide-and-goat-seek, fence repairs, and everything else, I’ve been working in the milk room.  If you’ve been very observant, you might have noticed the progress.

Clockwise from Dolly, Sidney, Andy and LilyAnn

Andy, Dolly and Cookie’s boys

Dolly and Andy

Well, I am pleased to announce that it is so close to being truly finished that I’m going to say it’s done!

milk room viewed through the screen door from the soap room

I added the trim, and other than possibly putting handles on the bottom cupboard doors and fixing the spots we messed up the wall, it’s done.

I already love the cupboards for my medical and hoof supplies.

The counter is perfect for setting my gallon tote on (instead of the floor) once I wean kids and start milking in earnest.

Cinnamon

The goats really haven’t noticed.  As long as they get their food, they’re happy!

Stormy

While I was doing cupboards and using up reclaimed counter tops, I put this in the garage!

I plan to put my photography stuff in here.  Did I mention I’m trying to turn it into a little photography studio?

If all goes well, by the end of the summer, my garage will be completely done!  I can only hope!

Still Learning

3 May

In my quest to continue learning and improving my photography skills, I’ve made the switch to full manual (actually, yesterday’s post was also shot on full manual).  If the goats are just standing out in pasture, I do okay.

Zinnia

Ava

I sometimes forget to make changes though when they start playing and running.

Ghost

After I finally (don’t ask how many blurry pictures there were) remember to make that tiny adjustment, It’s all good again.

Litha, Dolly, and Vinnie

Sometimes it’s even really good.

Odie

I still have a long way to go though.

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items at the top of my side bar.

Christmas in the Soaproom

6 Nov

It’s hard to believe, but I am frantically getting ready for Christmas in the Soaproom.  I’m going to be open again on Saturdays for the holidays.  I’m busy restocking my soaps.

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I am going to do a huge clearance (only in the soaproom) sale to try and get rid of some soaps that haven’t been selling as well.  That will make room for new fragrances!  So far I’ve done the Fresh Mango.  I’m hoping to get more new fragrances made tomorrow evening.

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I also have a lot of lotions to make.  I’m low on two types of lip balm.

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The soap on the shelves above are waiting to be felted with Llenny’s roving.  I am also getting his roving ready for sale.

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I have jams and jellies left from the pumpkin patch, but I do have a request for strawberry rhubarb.  Luckily, I have some fruit in the freezer.

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I was very happily gifted with some bottles that will be perfect for my liquid soap.  Now I need to add fragrance to some of it (I always like an unscented option for things too) and bottle it.

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I dug out my Christmas candles.

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I have one shelf for candles and wax melts, but I still have some restocking to do along with some new fragrances to try.

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My sister sent me some of her stools to put in here.

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I also have some of my dad’s wood working items and my photography.

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My 2017 calendar is now available.

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I still have to make room for my mom’s Christmas ornaments, dream catchers and other items.  I think I need a bigger soaproom.

[Edit:  In case you’re interested, here’s the link to my Online Store.]

I hope you’ll come back and join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items listed at the top of my sidebar.