We are also now in partnership with THREE FORKS CAKES who uses our free-range chickens' eggs in their AMAZING cakes. All in all, the summer has brought us many things for which we are grateful.
On another note - the goats are doing great. We've had a lot of changes in our herd over the summer. Having had a SEVERELY buck heavy kid year this year - we had to move some out. Goodbye to Diego, Capone, Buckshot, Stratus and Cirrus. Mortimer will go to Avynat Farms in December and in his place, we welcomed in Chocolate Kiss who reminds me of a dalmation and is just as sweet as a little puppy. We also acquired some new doelings from Pinnacle Hills Goat Farm (Mary Colman and her husband are the NICEST people) and got to see how another wondeful soap maker works her craft while we were there!
The rain has been NONSTOP. Goat maintenance has been constant and at times, a bit exhausting. The pastures haven't been dry for more than a day and it is one big squishy mudpit. At the same time, our barn has been on the final days of construction so we have had no choice but to leave the goats in the current wet soggy swamp of a pasture. Feet trimming and koppertox treatments for unhappy hoofs has been a constant around here. We are thrilled that our garden did so well...but what makes you happy makes you sad I suppose! Happy for the produce, sad for goat feet. I think we will make it out of summer intact and WAY SMARTER than we were prior!
My goal for the fall is to continue to pump out creative soaps for the upcoming season and to write a blog MORE than once every 4 months! Thanks for reading and please be sure to LIKE US on FACEBOOK!