Tag Archives: soap

Lots of Milk

21 Aug

I am drowning in milk right now.  My freezers are full of gallons for bottle kids and cubes for making soap.

Now that I’ve sold Clover’s kids and get to use her milk too, I’m getting just about a gallon a day.

Clover, Jumbo and Janelle

I have been making yogurt and chevre.

chevre in the bags and yogurt in the jars behind

For the first time, I’m making feta cheese.  We’ll see how that turns out.

I guess it’s a good problem to have too much milk, but going back to work today means I don’t have near enough time to use my milk.

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

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Friday’s Hunt v3. 23

9 Jun

Welcome back to Friday’s Hunt. I want to thank everyone who joined in last week. I had a lot of fun visiting everyone who linked up. It’s very simple. Anyone can participate. The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter. Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to visit some of the other entries.

If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week the topics will be: Starts with X, Week’s Favorite, and insect. I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top. I am crazy busy with teaching and working on the farm right now, but I will make sure to visit all participants. Without further ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with W:  I’ve had a few W goats on the farm:  Wanda, Wanda, Watson, Wendall, Whitey, Will, Willie, Willie, Wilson, and Winnie.  The only one currently on the farm is Wanda (who was named after her sister Wanda).  Here she is with her daughter Ava.

Wanda with the wattles and Ava

Week’s Favorite:  My week’s favorite is a no brainer this week.  Tequilla and Margarita finally figured out how to nurse their mom!  Yay!  No more milking and bottle feeding.

Tequilla, Maggie, and Margarita

Pastel: I was really surprised that I do not have many pastel things around the farm.  I finally settled on my cherry blossom goat’s milk soap.  It’s also one of my favorite fragrances.

Now it’s your turn!

Edited:  Sorry I forgot the linky.  Oops.. I blame kidding.

The Soap Room

20 May

I love my soap room.  I always have my soaps in there and lotion, but it also gives me the freedom to be creative and fun and you never know what all I’m going to have for sale.  I have some of my book art, and I have lots of good ideas for more creative things (if I ever have time to do them).

Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to be open on Saturdays yet this spring because of my driveway.  Seriously.  I have been afraid to take my car through it with all the rainy weather we’ve had.  I’ve been trying to get through planting season before bugging my nephew about it.

On Thursday, however, I didn’t have work because of power outages, and I figured it was too wet for the nephew to be doing anything so I gave him a call.  He had a load of rock delivered.

Then he came out with the backhoe.

By the time he left, it was amazing!  I won’t have to park my car up north and take the Ranger with its swamp tires through the driveway now (Okay, I hadn’t actually done that yet, but I was afraid I would have to if it didn’t have gravel before the additional inch or more we had on Friday and into today.)

Even better, I can open the soap room again for next Saturday.  Although I have a lot of work to do before it will be ready.  I’ve been in a soap making mode lately.

spellbound woods, cherry blossom, clean coconut and magnolia

I did plain soap and five new kinds today.  The new ones won’t be ready for sale for three weeks.

rustic woods and rum, grass smoothie, dogwood and ginger, plain, apple and sage, and Tahitian vanilla

I’ll just have to get everything put up and set things out for selling mode.  But also want to make another four or five batches of soap tomorrow, and I have to restock my insect repellent lotion bars.  I have a lot of work to do this week, but I’m excited to be back open again!