Yay! More shelf space!

We are so excited and thankful for the extra shelf space at Yokes Fresh Market! It is great that we have been blessed with this opportunity to share our soaps and lotions with the folks in Northern Idaho!

All of our soaps and lotions at Yokes Fresh Market in Ponderay Idaho.

All of our soaps and lotions at Yokes Fresh Market in Ponderay Idaho.

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Why do we make soaps and lotions?

Display of our Castile Soaps at Bushels Store in Newport Washington.

Display of our Castile Soaps at Bushels Store in Newport Washington.

Well, we had a very busy day bottling lotions and liquid soaps for two large orders. It is so wonderful that so many people are enjoying our soaps and lotions! I know I love them and use them every day so I can just imagine that many feel the same way. I like using clean soaps with no yucky stuff in it and lotions that have ingredients that are familiar and have nothing to do with brake fluid or anti freeze. My daughter told me years ago to watch out for any product that listed propylene glycol as one of the ingredients. It is a toxic chemical which is in many health and beauty products and food as well. It is also used in antifreeze and brake fluid. So, when I had trouble finding products without propylene glycol in them I decided that I would have to begin making my own. So, here I am just selling the goodies that I make for me and my family so that we don’t have to use toxic chemicals on our skin.
Well, that is just a bit of the history of our soapmaking adventure….. I hope you take a moment and check the ingredients on your beauty products and food items and make sure you can pronounce and identify the items in them. You will be glad you did. 🙂

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 🙂

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!

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 ❤

Bees are coming~ buzzzzzzz

Nice Roof.

Nice Roof.

 

Roof

Roof

 

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Primer for the top.

Primer for the top.

 

Roof parts all painted.

Roof parts all painted.

We are getting ready for our bees and making sure their home is ready for them. We wanted an English Bee Hive so we bought the boxes and built the roof for the top. Now all we have left to do is put the shingle on and then put the bees in it.

Soap Making 101

Here is a short video that explains how to make soap at home. Making Soap on the Farm

Hi All! Visit our new store!

Baird Rock Farm Store

Baird Rock Farm Store 

We are so excited! We just opened our store and are very excited about the response from everyone! Please feel free to visit our Facebook farm page and check out our store!

Honey Wine Soaps ~ Baird Rock Farm

Honey Wine Soaps ~ Baird Rock Farm

Handmade Soaps ~ with Honey Wine

Hand Made Honey Wine Soaps

Hand Made Honey Wine Soaps

Today was one of the most exciting days to date since we started making soaps! We have been sending soaps here and there and everywhere because we think they are the best soaps ever! Now we are going to have the chance to sell them in a store! Our awesome friend at Our Old Place Farm spoke to a lady at a local store and she is going to carry our soaps! Is that the most awesome thing ever or what?!!! I am so excited! We have been packaging soap and getting ready… we will be going to drop them off tomorrow morning! How exciting!