Monday, December 15, 2008

Making Soap Today :)

Well, today is the day to make some more soap! As I am typing this, the soap is resting a couple minutes before I start stirring it again. . . . the process seems to take forever! But it's very much worth it in the end.
I make soap for our family, friends, and for sale. If you're interested in purchasing some, please let me know!

Our soap is made with milk from our little herd of goaties, Nigerian Dwarf and Pygmy goats. Their milk is very high in butterfat, which makes for a rich, creamy soap. I use high quality, food-grade oils, organic herbs, (such as lavender and chamomile blossoms) and high-quality essential oils. Very rarely do we use fragrance oils, and only if requested by a customer. No food-coloring or other additives and absolutely no water! All of these ingredients along with lots of time, patience, and effort, and you get a wonderfully moisturizing soap!
Oh, btw - Sunset, Cordelia, and "their babies" are all doing awesome! I still need to get some pictures of them. It's been terribly cold and snowing - well, mostly icy now. So, they are staying in the barn a lot. . . . I will get pictures as soon as possible.
Anyways, better get back to stirring the soap. Goodbye for now. :)

Friday, December 12, 2008

I Love Goats!

Yesterday was such a wonderful day! :) One of our does, Sunset Splash did something very unusual and uncommon, but it was very good!

To start at the beginning. . . . . Sadly, a couple weeks ago, Sunset kidded and lost her babies. We were not there to attend the birth and she was just unable to get the amniotic sacs off before they passed away. It was a freezing cold day too. So, she sadly lost her babies. :( It was very difficult for all of us, most especially Sunset. She is a wonderful mother and would gladly let her babies nurse forever. Cordelia nursed until she was nearly a year old (and I still think she may sneak a sip every once in a while). ;) So, needless to say, she was devastated. Since then, she has been crying and it had been very difficult to console her. Until. . . . yesterday, without any coaxing whatsoever, she allowed Cordelia's baby boy nurse from her udder!
I was thrilled to say the least! I was practically doing cartwheels to the house to tell my mom the great news. :)

So, now these little babies are two verrry spoiled kids! Not only do they get tons of loving from humans but also TWO mommas! When Cordelia "kicks" them off her udder, they just run to Grandma! I have to watch these two, little piglets. . . . that's what they are!
So, my mom made up a new saying (well, we think it's new) -- "When Momma says no, ask Grandma." :)

I just had to share this sweet story. Not too many times will you be able to find a doe that will do this, especially with absolutely no coaxing. Sunset has always been a treasured girl, but now she is even more so! She's staying with us forever!
I will try to take a sweet photo of this happy "family" soon.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Cordelia Kidded!!

Saturday the 6th of December was a very exciting day here at home! Cordelia kidded that morning with two babies, a blue-eyed buck and an adorable doe! It was a very quick and easy "textbook" delivery. They are both soooo cute!! I love babies!! :D

The doe kid looks almost exactly like her dam and the buck looks quite a bit like his sire, Royal.

The babies are two days old today and all three (momma & kids) are doing wonderful!! The above photo were taken when they were 24 hours old.


Welcome everyone to our new blog!! :) This is where you can keep up-to-date on all the happenings here at home and the farm.

We really enjoy being able to share the latest news, kiddings, sweet pictures, and maybe a couple videos of our goaties. We hope you enjoy your visit! To meet our little herd of goats, please visit our website:

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Enjoy the rest of your day! :D