New opportunities!

Wow! What a crazy couple of days we have had here! We got an order for a whole new line of Castile soaps using only essential oils as the scents so I started making it yesterday and just now finished bottling it up to be delivered tomorrow. The new Castiles are Cedar Wood, Fir Needle, Lemon Drop (Lemon and Lemon Grass essential oils), Meadow Woods (Cedar wood, Fir, Pine, and Peppermint essential oils), Peppermint, Pine, and Tea Tree. They all smell great and they came out so nice and clear! I love making Castile soap!
It was quite warm today so making the soaps was a bit taxing. The goats don’t really mind the heat too much now that they are up in the woods. It is so strange, once you start up the trail into the woods it seems like it is at least 10 degrees cooler. I love it and the girls do too! They have also discovered that they love the apple horse treats that we get at the farm store! Oh my gosh! They go totally crazy for them and chase me all over the property to get them from me. Bella almost plowed me over trying to get them out of my pocket! I was laughing so hard I could hardly stand up! Good times with our wonderful goaties 🙂
Well till next time, happy farming to you all 🙂

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Check out our own little Honey Bear on the cover of Glamor Goat Magazine <3

Glamor Goat cover

Busy Spring Days!

What a busy weekend! Wow! Cleaning goat houses can really be a tough job…. especially with all of our helpers. Starbright loves to inspect my work as I am going to make sure I don’t miss even one goat berry  She is a stickler for a clean house!
The babies are doing very well…. Emelia loves to hang her feet over Reggio while he walks around. She is such a nut. I will see if I can get a picture of it…. it is totally adorable! Honey and Daisy Mae are becoming very good friends now that they bunk together. They love to lay in the shade together and chew…… just too cute. Jim has a new place next to the girls yard now so he can be part of the herd but not in with the girls. He is very happy with his new digs! Soon, in a few weeks, Reggio will be joining him in the bachelor pad.
Starr is doing better every day on her boo boo leg. She walks on it all the time now and only limps if she has to run. I don’t think she trusts it to hold up to running. She is such a love! I love to sing the Starr goat song to her 🙂 
Sugar and Bella are doing awesome on the milk stand! Bella is such a giver…. she gives almost a half gallon of milk a day…. and I still leave some for the babies. Sugar gives about a quart, but she is a first freshner and I expected it to be low, but it is very creamy and sweet milk so she makes up for the low numbers with great quality milk.
We have been working in the garden for many days and have planted about 160 tomato plants, assorted green beans, lettuce, peppers, and herbs. Talk about sore muscles…..
Well, until next time….. take care and happy farming! 🙂

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News from the farm ~ Bella and her babies <3

What a day we had here on the farm! Bella and her babies were integrated into the herd successfully!! Bella is such a good mama that she made sure her babies were safe from harm all day ♥ Her and Starbright had it out first thing so that there would be no herd queen issues. That was an interesting altercation for sure. I think Bella just wanted Starbright to understand that the babies were more important than who the leader of the herd is. Daisy and Honey were really interested in these new babies and were intercepted by mama Bella several times. I am so happy that all went well and babies and mama are back in their side of the house to spend the night ♥
Tomorrow will bring lots of work including a chicken tractor being built and bee hives put in place and made ready for the new bees arrival.
Well, I am exhausted, so I will see you all tomorrow….. good night all…. sleep well my friends ♥

English Bee Hives

English Bee Hive

English Bee Hive

The English Bee Hives are ready for our bees which are coming on Wednesday! Yay! We are very much looking forward to having our own honey supply!

Bella’s Babies ~ Reggio and Emilia

Reggio and Emilia

Reggio and Emilia

New Babies on the Farm <3

Baby girl and mama Bella <3

Baby girl and mama Bella ❤

Baby boy <3

Baby boy ❤

Baby girl <3

Baby girl ❤

Mama checking out her new sweeties <3

Mama checking out her new sweeties ❤

Baby girl >3

Baby girl ❤

Baby boy <3

Baby boy ❤

Hi All! Well, last night was a long one! Bella, our Alpine doe, had her baby buckling at 1:26 am this morning and the baby doeling shortly their after. We were out in the goat barn until after 3 am making sure everyone was dry and doing well. So needless to say we are bushed and in dire need of a good night sleep! Here are some pictures of our little ones….

Playing with goats~ Fun on the Farm

Honey climbing a tree

Honey climbing a tree

Honey Bear

Honey Bear

Daisy mae

Daisy mae

Bella eating an entire tree

Bella eating an entire tree

Happy Starr Goat

Happy Starr Goat

Daisy and Honey having a chat about pine...

Daisy and Honey having a chat about pine…

Daisy Mae

Daisy Mae

Honey Bear up a tree

Honey Bear up a tree

Daisy Mae

Daisy Mae

Daisy Mae

Daisy Mae

Sugar hiding in the bushes :)

Sugar hiding in the bushes 🙂

Starbright enjoying her adventure

Starbright enjoying her adventure

Daisy mae

Daisy mae

Honey and Daisy talking about the yummy greenery

Honey and Daisy talking about the yummy greenery

Here is the Bliss Honey Wine Lotion! Lovely <3

Bliss ~ Honey Wine Lotion

Bliss ~ Honey Wine Lotion

Here is the Bliss Honey Wine Lotion! Lovely ❤

Raspberry Rhapsody Honey Wine Lotion with Camu Camu~

Raspberry Rhapsody Honey Wine Lotion With Camu Camu

Raspberry Rhapsody
Honey Wine Lotion
With Camu Camu

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Raspberry Rhapsody
Honey Wine Lotion
With Camu Camu

Here is our own Raspberry Rhapsody scented Honey Wine Lotion! It came out so good and creamy, not greasy and smells delicious!

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