In December, we got to meet Bellatryx (pictured lower left with mom Bonnet) who is just a dream baby. She is sweet and curious and will let me love all over her. I see her being as great of a milker as her mom!
We have suffered TOO many chicken losses to predators here and decided to finally add a Livestock Guardian Dog. "Winter" came to us from Buttermilk Acres in Trade, Tennessee. She is the BIGGEST puppy I think we've ever seen, let alone adopted but she is incredibly sweet and very smart. She is learning her job quickly.
In February, we welcomed Tudor Rose's first freshening and a sweet little girl we named Tatyana (Tatters for short). The winter has been LONG and Mother Nature needs some serious mood stabilizers but we are eager for spring to begin. We have some wonderful things planned for this year. Sadly, Old Man Winter took one of our beehives out. The one beehive we have remaining is struggling. It may be a project we put on hold until 2015. We've been adding to our orchard and now have 8 apple trees, 16 blueberries, 12 raspberries and 3 fig trees. It's my hope that we'll be generating lots of pollen which may help new bees forage a bit closer to home when we do rebuild the hives.
The soap business is amazing, fulfilling, and a lot of work! I'm excited to see new stores interested in our products! Tomorrow, Saturday, I will be dropping off a new order to a wonderful organic farm store that just opened outside of Kernersville. Check out Good Food Growers Market on facebook! We've loaded up Buffalo Creek Farm & Creamery in Germanton, NC with lots of soaps as well! By the way - BEST Dates & Honey Chevre EVER.