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Garland Goat Soap of Vermont is Closing…

It is with sad hearts that we announce this to you. After ten wonderful years of running Garland Goat Soap of Vermont, we have made the hard decision to close it down. We would love to be able to sell it to someone interested in continuing it, but have not been able to find anyone yet. Please let us know if you know of anyone interested in buying and continuing our goat milk soap business.

On December 31, 2020 the business will officially close down whether or not we have found a buyer. Now is your chance to stock up on some of your favorite products that we currently have available.

We want to thank each one of you for your support and enthusiasm in our business and products. We have enjoyed forming so many friendships over the years through this business.

Be on the lookout over the next several months for updates and closeout sales.

Thank you for your business and friendship.

-The Moore Family

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Covid-19 and Garland Goat Soap of Vermont

Wash your hands!

Many small businesses and entrepreneurs are being hurt by all the coronavirus shutdowns. Covid-19 has taken over our daily lives as more and more state and local officials are requesting for people to stay home.  Inevitably, however, there is the need to drive to the pharmacy, convenience store, fill up your car, or get to the bank. 

For those that are at home and cannot get out to purchase soap, but have access to the internet…check out our products and order any of our all-natural goat milk soaps.  We ship all over the United States and abroad so if you or a loved one is home-bound you can order some of our anti-bacterial soap and get it shipped right to the front door.

1Protecting Yourself Against Coronavirus

Wash your hands with soap and water to minimize your infection risk. The best way to prevent coronavirus is to wash your hands as often as possible. Wet your hands with warm water, then apply a mild soap. Work the soap into a lather for 20-30 seconds, then rinse your hands clean under warm running water. This is about how long it takes to sing the “Happy Birthday” song to yourself twice.[2]

The World Health Organization recommends not just rubbing your hands palm to palm, but interlacing and interlocking your fingers in a variety of different ways to make sure every surface is clean. Use the paper towel you dry your hands off with to turn off the faucet. [3]

Always wash your hands before you eat or drink anything. However, it’s also best to wash your hands anytime you’re out in public or after you’re around someone you suspect may be sick.
If you can’t wash your hands, use a hand sanitizer that contains 60-95% alcohol. Alcohol percentages higher than 95% are actually less effective.[4]

https://medlineplus.gov/coronavirusinfections.html
https://www.who.int/gpsc/clean_hands_protection/en/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK513254/

Using a hand sanitizer on a regular basis often causes dryness of skin. Garland Goat Soap has a solution for you! Our moisturizing creams and lotions will sooth and soften your dry skin.

Before buying any more chemical laden disinfectants, order our all-natural soaps that not only cleanse and disinfect but also heal and moisturize.

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Clover and her Kids

A few days after Clover had her kids, I brought them all outside to enjoy the sun and fresh air. It was amusing to watch how closely Clover guarded her kids when our dog Shadow decided it was time to meet the new arrivals!

“I know there is an udder around here somewhere.”

Sunny, spring-like days are not complete without a couple of prancing baby goats!

“Now this is better:)”

“Hello everyone!”

This little girl couldn’t stay still for long; making it hard to get a good clear picture of her! Hope you enjoyed the pictures! I also just posted a video of the kids…here.

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And the Winners ARE…

Jennifer W., Barb R., and Jonathan M., all correctly guessed that Sunshine would have 2 bucks and 1 doe! Congratulations to each one of you.

Sunshine had a very traumatic labor and delivery last evening. Sadly one of the kids didn’t make it; but we are so thankful for our skilled veterinarian who helped to untangle and safely deliver the kids. Both mama goat and kids are now doing well and gaining strength…while enjoying a quiet day together.

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Kid Guess Contest 2020 #2!

Our next Kid Guess Contest has begun!  For those of you who did not win the last contest, please join in again on the fun! We only have three bars of soap left to give away this time, so the first three correct guesses will win the free bars of soap. If there are four or more correct guesses, the extra names will be listed with the first three, but no soap will be given out…first to guess correctly, first to win a free bar!  So…this is a contest in speed and correct guessing!  Join the fun…who knows, maybe you will be the first to guess correctly!

Garland Goat Soap Kid Guess Contest #2

Sunshine is due in just 3 days!  (I wouldn’t be surprised if she had the kids sooner!) (For those of you unfamiliar with goats, it’s quite common for them to have a single kid, twins, or triplets. Sometimes they even have quadruplets!)

We want you to take a guess:

1.) How many kid(s) you think Sunshine will have.
2.) How many buck(s) (male goat) and/or doe(s) Sunshine will have.

If your guess is correct, or comes closest to being correct, you’ll win a free bar of our soap! If we have more than one correct guess, we’ll send out more than one free bar of soap!

So put on your thinking cap, take a guess, join the fun and email us at: [email protected] with your guesses! Please put “Kid Guess 2” in the subject line.  Or simply leave a comment here on the blog!

When Sunshine kids (has her babies), we’ll let you know the winner(s) of our Garland Goat Soap Kid Guess Contest! Perhaps you’ll be the one to enjoy that free bar of soap!

I look forward to hearing from you!

Emily

* Our specialty bar is one we make up especially for the Kid Guess Contest!

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And the Winners Are…

We are pleased to announce that Lynn H., Sheri M., Nate M., and Julia F., are the winners of our first 2020 Kid Guess Contest! They correctly guessed that Clover would have twin does! Congratulations to each one of you.

Clover had a quick delivery around 8:30 this morning. Both kids were strong from the beginning and quick to start feeding from the bottle.

Thankfully the weather is beautiful and not too chilly making for a much easier transition for the kids.

Kid Guess #2 is coming soon!

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Kid Guess Contest 2020!

Kidding season at Garland Goat Soap of Vermont is just about to begin!

Have you ever enjoyed a baby goat? If not, you don’t know how cute they are!!  Usually a few days before the kids are due, everyone wants to check on the goats and see if the kids are born yet.  There is something exciting about being the first to see the them.  It is amazing to see the cute little animals God creates!  I can’t wait to see the miracle of birth again this year.

Would you like to be part of the fun of this kidding season – and have an opportunity to win a FREE *specialty bar of Garland Goat Soap’s great goat milk soap?!  Why not? Here’s how:

Garland Goat Soap Kid Guess Contest

Clover is due in a little over two weeks and is getting bigger every day!  (For those of you unfamiliar with goats, it’s quite common for them to have a single kid, twins, or triplets. Sometimes they even have quadruplets!)

We want you to take a guess:

1.) How many kid(s) you think Clover will have.
2.) How many buck(s) (male goat) and/or doe(s) Clover will have.

If your guess is correct, or comes closest to being correct, you’ll win a free bar of our soap! If we have more than one correct guess, we’ll send out more than one free bar of soap!

So put on your thinking cap, take a guess, join the fun and email us at: [email protected] with your guesses! Please put “Kid Guess” in the subject line.  Or simply leave a comment here on the blog!

The best I could get of her bulging side.

When Clover kids (has the baby goats), we’ll let you know the winner(s) of our Garland Goat Soap Kid Guess Contest! Perhaps you’ll be the one to enjoy that free bar of soap!

This describes how Clover felt about the whole picture taking thing…tired and not too excited! As I backed away from her to take the picture, I told her to stay there and smile:) ( I know, goats can’t smile, but that is what you are supposed to say when taking a picture…right?) Instead she immediately yawned. It was quite funny to say the least:)!

We look forward to hearing from you!

Emily for the Garland Goat Soap Team

* Our specialty bar is one we make up especially for the Kid Guess Contest!

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Secret #2 to Healthy, Youthful Skin

Part 2 –Written by Arielle Hebert

#2 A healthy, well-rounded diet is also vital to having radiant, healthy skin.  “Good fat,” essential fatty acids, are particularly important to beautiful, healthy skin.  These fats are needed to build cell membranes, hormones, and other body chemicals.  Lack of essential fatty acids can lead to eczema, acne and dry skin, so they are particularly important to people with inflammatory conditions such as eczema and acne, or dry skin.  People with essential fat deficiency sometimes notice bumps on the backs of their arms. In addition, eating food that is rich in fiber helps in good digestion and eliminates constipation.  This removes the root of many skin problems like acne, psoriasis, and spotty skin.

            Sugar is an enemy to your beautiful skin! Most people do not realize that excess sugar is considered one of the main causes of premature aging.  The more sugar that is consumed, the more sugar enters the bloodstream.  Over time, this can result in a process known as glycation, which is when a glucose (sugar) molecule damages a protein molecule by sticking to it.  The new molecules formed are called advanced glycation end-products, or AGEs. AGEs damage collagen in skin, cartilage, and ligaments and promote a loss of elasticity. Wrinkles form and skin begins to sag.

Read Secret #1 here.

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Looking Back…

We are excited to be celebrating our 10 year anniversary for owning Garland Goat Soap of Vermont! So much has happened during these past 10 years…so many new experiences and new opportunities. Being able to meet the needs of each one of  you, our loyal costumers, has been the greatest joy of all. We are looking forward to each new phase the Lord leads us through in the coming years. 

Here are just a few pictures from our first years of managing Garland Goat Soap of Vermont! More to come…

The Farm
Our First Garland Goat Soap Goats…Ellie and Touche
Two things goats do not like: being tied up and getting sprayed with the hose!
Some of our first labels
Daniel on the soap peeling brigade…
“As they say, ‘it is always greener on the other side of the fence'”
Caleb with an escapee!
Our soap making days in the kitchen…
So long ago!
Daniel and Matthew working together:)
Farm work at its best!
One of our early craft fairs.
Nathan getting soap ready to wrap.
Working Together.

Each of the past 10 years holds so many memories for us. Thank you for joining us as we walk back through memory lane!

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Four Simple Secrets for Healthy, Youthful, Skin

-Written by Arielle Hebert

Everyone wants healthy, youthful, vibrant skin.  Just take a look at the amount of money spent in the cosmetics and skincare industry and you’ll realize it’s a high priority of most folks.  What many people don’t realize, however, is that most of the beauty products they slather on every day contain toxic and dangerous ingredients! The good news is that you don’t have to sacrifice health for beauty: a few simple guidelines in skin care form a solid foundation for healthy, youthful, and vibrant skin.  You don’t have to resort to potions and lotions, chemical peels, or surgical face-lifts to get fresh, glowing skin.  Let me share a few of these simple “secrets” with you…to start you on your way towards healthy, beautiful skin!

#1 STOP piling on all sorts of “miracle” skin care products: more is not always better.  Keep your skin care products to a minimum and your skin (and overall health) will be better off.  After all, what you put on your skin will quickly be absorbed directly into your bloodstream.  People want a quick fix, and instant beauty, but most of the products that make that promise are in reality temporary fixes and un-natural solutions.  What’s more, many of these products actually HARM your skin over the course of time and most companies that use them are not full-disclosure companies.  They will do as little as they can to inform you of contents, and as much as they can to sell their product.  High pricing does not necessarily mean a better or purer product.  The FDA does not require cosmetics companies to perform any kind of testing to make sure their products are safe before they market them.  They are also allowed to make all kinds of assertions, such as “hypoallergenic”, “good for sensitive skin,” and/or “allergy-tested,” that may have no validity to them. In fact, these products may contain ingredients that are irritating, bad for sensitive skin, and allergenic.  Much soap, cream, lotion, shampoo and other similar products contain fragrance.  A loophole in federal law doesn’t require companies to declare any of the dozens of toxic chemicals that a single product’s fragrance mixture could contain. Artificial fragrances, which frequently contain phthalates, can also trigger allergic reactions and other health problems. Is that what you want to put on your skin, to be quickly absorbed into your body through your largest organ? Petrochemicals are another common ingredient used in a large number of common skin-care products.  Used to make emollients for face cream or found in the form of coal tar for scalp-treatment shampoos, these petroleum byproducts can be contaminated by cancer-containing impurities.  A non-renewable and environmentally unfriendly resource, petroleum barely belongs in your car, let alone on your skin.  You can identify it on the labels as petrolatum, mineral oil, and paraffin.

            So what can you use on your skin? Remember, we want to keep skin care products to a minimum: choose a pure, all-natural cleansing soap comprised of ingredients that you can read and understand.  Coconut oil, olive oil, palm oil, essential oils, Vitamin E oil, and goat milk are all pure, natural, skin-nourishing ingredients that will deeply moisturize your skin and give it a healthy, youthful glow.  Olive oil and coconut oil are particularly nourishing to your skin, as they deeply moisturize the skin-cells without inhibiting the skins ability to breathe and perform such necessary functions as sweating, shedding of dead skin and releasing sebum.  Goat milk contains a host of vitamins and minerals that nourish the skin, as well as containing alpha-hydroxy acid and caprylic acid, which both play a crucial role in rejuvenating your skin.  Natural ingredients such as these contribute to a lasting nourishment of your skin, rather than providing merely temporary relief.

            If you find you need an extra moisturizer for your skin, select a natural lotion or cream.  Again, simple and pure is best. Shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil, vitamin E oil, olive oil, aloe and beeswax are all excellent natural cream ingredients.  Check labels closely. Remember, just because a product is labeled “natural” doesn’t guarantee its value; some “natural” moisturizers are so labeled because they contain a large percentage of an “herbal infusion.” Sounds good, but by definition, that often simply means the lotion is comprised of 75% water that has been infused with a few herbs.  Lotions like this actually will dry out your skin in the long run; when first put on, they will moisturize briefly, then, as the water evaporates, it actually draws more moisture out of your skin.  So you reach for the lotion, rub some more on, your skin is temporarily moisturized, then it dries out even more severely, you reach for the lotion….and the process continues.

Begin using nourishing skin-care products today!

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Welcome November!

Time to get out the extra blankets and put on extra layers of clothing! November is here. This time of year is best enjoyed inside a warm house while getting lists of indoor projects done!

So, what is happening at Garland Goat Soap?

I’m glad you asked! The Lord has been blessing us abundantly with orders from our faithful retail and wholesale customers as well as orders from new customers. We love to hear stories of how our customers are enjoying the soaps, lotions, lip balms, or creams. We have been working a lot on behind the scenes work on the websites, in the office, in the shipping department, and production realm. There is never a dull moment here. Soap continues to be made almost every week as we stock our shelves for the remainder of the year. Planning for this Christmas season as well as 2020 is also underway for the business. We look forward to what God has in store.

Cleaning Day in the soap production area!
Organizing…
Wrapping soap…

Our goats, Clover and Sunshine, are due to have kids in early March! Look for the “Kid Guess Contests” then. Both goats are still faithfully providing enough milk for all our soap and lotion with enough for us to use on the home-front. A couple weeks ago, several of us enjoyed a quick hour of cleaning out goat pens. With all of us working together, it was done very quickly and we had a great time doing it!

Matthew and Daniel cleaned out the bucks pen and…
Joshua, Hannah, and I cleaned out the other goat pen.
Daniel with Benson our friendly steer.
These two are inseparable.

October through December is a great time of year as well as a bustling time of activity. We’ve been prepping indoors and outdoors for winter weather, picking apples, planning Thanksgiving and Christmas, and everything else in between. The school books have not had a chance to collect dust either:) Study continues to take precedence thanks to Mom, Pamela, and Hannah’s faithful teaching! Things change over time and our home is not an exception. We thank the Lord for each other and the time we get to enjoy together. We never know what a year may bring. He has so faithfully guided our family in the past and continues to do so each day!

Painting!
Canning
Bringing in wood for the winter…
Apple picking.
Craft Fairs in Belmont
Belmont Cider Days
Art in the Park, Rutland
The three of us girls at a friend’s wedding…
Vermont beauty at the close of yet another wonderful October day!

“Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.” – J. H. Bryant

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The Wonderful Benefits of Natural Body Products!

In our last newsletter we announced our Calendula~Aloe cream is back by popular demand. When we discontinued it, we heard from several of you that you cannot live without it.  Our new Calendula~Aloe cream is made with the same natural ingredients.  We prepare an infusion of olive oil and chamomile flowers, allowing two to three weeks before using the chamomile infusion in our cream.

Chamomile has anti-septic and anti-inflammatory properties which make it very soothing to irritated skin. We use the highest quality Aloe Vera gel which is rich in vitamins and amino acids, and keeps the skin hydrated. Vitamin E, a very important ingredient, is known for its antioxidant properties: it heals, nourishes, and causes the skin to look younger.  Our Calendula~Aloe cream soothes dry chapped skin, cools  sunburns and burns caused by radiation treatments, and even relieves itchy, burning symptoms of hemorrhoids. It even gently removes makeup, moisturizing the delicate skin around the eyes. We are happy to make this product available to you once again! The Calendula~Aloe cream comes in three different scents: lavender, geranium, and unscented.

Order yours today!

Leave a comment below and tell us how the cream has worked for you!

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And the Winners Are…

We are pleased to announce that Stella G., Marie R., Ammi S., and Jonathan M. are the winners of our kid guess contest!  They all correctly guessed that Sunshine would have 2 bucks and 1 doe! Congratulations to all of you!

“Let me clean your face up for you.”

 

One doe…

 

and two bucks!

Sunshine waited to have her kids until Dad, Mom, I got back from the three-day wholesale show in Maine…for which I was very thankful.  She had her kids during the bright & sunny afternoon yesterday, the first day of spring!  She had a longer labor and needed some assistance but is now doing great (though she didn’t want her picture taken today).  The kids are a nice size and for the most part strong and healthy.  One of the little bucks is having a little trouble with his back legs being a slightly weak, but nothing a splint can’t fix!

Thank you to all of you who sent in your guesses!

Enjoy a few extra pictures below.

Happy spring!!

~Emily

A sunrise pushing back the dark clouds of winter.

 

In Portland, Maine, for the final day of the show.

 

Sugaring is in full swing!

 

New chicks! We are looking forward to more eggs this fall.

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Kid Guess Contest #2!

Our next Kid Guess Contest has begun!  This one will be different in one aspect: We only have three bars of soap to give away this time, so the first three correct guesses will win the free bars of soap. If there are four or more correct guesses, the extra names will be listed with the first three, but no soap will be given out…first to guess correctly, first to win a free bar!  So…this is a contest in speed and correct guessing!  Join the fun…who knows, maybe you will be the first to guess correctly!

Garland Goat Soap Kid Guess Contest #2

Sunshine is due very soon.  She is getting bigger every day!  (For those of you unfamiliar with goats, it’s quite common for them to have a single kid, twins, or triplets. Sometimes they even have quadruplets!)

“Do I have to pose?”

 

We want you to take a guess:

1.) How many kid(s) you think Sunshine will have.
2.) How many buck(s) (male goat) and/or doe(s) Sunshine will have.

If your guess is correct, or comes closest to being correct, you’ll win a free bar of our soap! If we have more than one correct guess, we’ll send out more than one free bar of soap!

So put on your thinking cap, take a guess, join the fun and email us at: [email protected] with your guesses! Please put “Kid Guess” in the subject line.  Or simply leave a comment here on the blog!

“Thank you for the grain, but I’d rather be eating my hay right now.”

When Sunshine kids (has her babies), we’ll let you know the winner(s) of our Garland Goat Soap Kid Guess Contest! Perhaps you’ll be the one to enjoy that free bar of soap!

I look forward to hearing from you!

Emily

* Our specialty bar is one we make up especially for the Kid Guess Contest!

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And the Winners Are…

We are pleased to announce that Lori T., Jacob V., Renee & Julia F., Bonnie B., Brian M., and Wendy P., are the winners for our February Kid Guess Contest!! They correctly guessed that Clover would have twins: a buck and a doe.

 Congratulations to each one of you!

“This snow is hard to walk in!”

 

  Clover had her kids Tuesday afternoon. We worked quickly to dry them off and get them under the heat lamp since it was fairly cold outside. Both kids are very strong and healthy and have adapted quickly to the bottle. By the time they were a day old, they were exploring the barn and getting their first sample of the snow…which they didn’t like very much:)

 

Our next doe to have her kids will be Sunshine! Be on the alert for another contest email.

Until then, Enjoy the remainder of February!

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Kid Guess Contest 2019!!

Kidding season at Garland Goat Soap of Vermont is just about to begin!

Have you ever enjoyed a baby goat? If not, you don’t know how cute they are!!  Usually a few days before the kids are due, everyone wants to check on the goats and see if the kids are born yet.  There is something exciting about being the first to see the them.  It is amazing to see the cute little animals God creates!  I can’t wait to see the miracle of birth again this year.

Would you like to be part of the fun of this kidding season – and have an opportunity to win a FREE *specialty bar of Garland Goat Soap’s great goat milk soap?!  Why not? Here’s how:

Garland Goat Soap Kid Guess Contest

Clover is due in two weeks and she is getting bigger every day!  (For those of you unfamiliar with goats, it’s quite common for them to have a single kid, twins, or triplets. Sometimes they even have quadruplets!)

We want you to take a guess:

1.) How many kid(s) you think Clover will have.
2.) How many buck(s) (male goat) and/or doe(s) Clover will have.

If your guess is correct, or comes closest to being correct, you’ll win a free bar of our soap! If we have more than one correct guess, we’ll send out more than one free bar of soap!

So put on your thinking cap, take a guess, join the fun and email us at: [email protected] with your guesses! Please put “Kid Guess” in the subject line.  Or simply leave a comment here on the blog!

 

When Clover kids (has her babies), we’ll let you know the winner(s) of our Garland Goat Soap Kid Guess Contest! Perhaps you’ll be the one to enjoy that free bar of soap!

We look forward to hearing from you!

Emily for the Garland Goat Soap Team

* Our specialty bar is one we make up especially for the Kid Guess Contest!

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Thanksgiving in Vermont!

What first comes to mind when hearing about Thanksgiving in Vermont?  Is it a frosty morning filled with dinner preparations? Or perhaps a table filled with a delicious verity of foods…especially the plump turkey in the center? Or the baking of pies, dinner rolls, and a myriad of other delectable dainties in preparation for family and friends to come?

These and many more activities describe Thanksgiving in Vermont and in our home!  The anticipation builds as the day draws steadily closer. Lists are written and checked off as jobs are accomplished, a menu is written and invitations to family and friends are extended.

Many of the main preparations are finished the day before as everyone joins in on the final touches.

Whether Thanksgiving Day dawns bright and frosty, snowy, or rainy; an air of festivity reigns inside. The smell of turkey baking wafts through the house along with the sounds of the hustle and bustle of last minute preparations.

The table is set, the place cards distributed, and the finger foods placed out on the counter.  At last everything is ready for the guests to arrive!Thanksgiving in our family is a time spent with family and friends focusing on all God has blessed us with, the trials He has so graciously brought us through, and His wonderful Salvation through Christ alone!  Much conversation, singing, laughter, and general enjoyment of each other happens amidst the eating of Thanksgiving pies and the playing of games.

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving from the Moore family at Garland Goat Soap of Vermont!

 

 

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April News!

Happy Spring and Happy April!  It is finally beginning to feel like spring is…almost here:)  While it is still a bit chilly; the birds have come back and are joyfully proclaiming that it is time to start preparing for warm weather.  We even heard one spring peeper the other night!  Exciting times for sure:)  Since the last post, three more kids have been added to the herd!  Izzi had a buck and a doe and Touché had a cute little buckling. 

Saying hello!

The past week has been especially hectic on the farm side of things as there were some complications with Touché’s kidding.  We are thanking the Lord that all is well now and the farm work has returned to as normal as possible right now with seven kids to bottle feed throughout the day and five does in milk!

This striking little guy will be taking the place of our current buck.

 

This picture describes the kind of energy we have in the barn right now:)

  All the baby goats are doing lots of eating and growing. Daniel built a cute little shelter for the them so that they can be outside during the day.  They love nibbling on the little bits of green grass and playing “king of the mountain”.  They also have done lots of sleeping all cuddled up together:) 

 

Staying warm

They love the little shelter! It is just their size:)

 

 

Dad, Mom, and I had a wonderful time together in Maine for the spring wholesale show a few weeks ago.  The Lord blessed us abundantly and we are now filling and shipping orders.  The times we were able to spend together at the booth and hotel were so enjoyable!  We also enjoyed speaking with other vendors and getting new ideas for the next shows.

In Portland Maine

Filling Lotion orders

The Lord has truly blessed!

 Sugaring season has also come to an end.  Caleb, Hannah, Joshua, Matthew, and Daniel got everything cleaned up and put away last week. 

Pamela, the boys, and Hannah spent many                               hours boiling sap.

 

End of season clean-up.

As this post has been written over the past few weeks:)…things have changed a bit!  We are now in the middle of a wind and ice storm!  A messy, slick snow/ice combination is now covering the ground.  The little crocus buds, glazed over with a clear layer of ice, are waiting to be set free to bloom!  We will thaw out eventually…

                                       I’ll end with a few pictures of Shadow!  She loves to give hugs:)

                                                             

                                                               Enjoy the remainder of April!

 

Daniel and Shadow


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Happy Spring…and…Welcome to…

Izzi, a new registered American Alpine doe, has joined our herd!

We purchased Izzi a few weeks ago and she has made a smooth transition into our herd.  Even though she looks a lot like Clover, she has a much sweeter and quieter disposition.  She is due in just one week!  We are looking forward to having more energetic kids in the barn and more wonderful goat milk very soon.

 

Though this beautiful first day of spring began at 0°F, it did eventually warm up enough for the kids to enjoy their first time outside!  They played for quite a while in front of the barn in the warm sunshine.  These four are becoming more and more energetic and are such fun to watch.

 

Blossom, Cherry, Berry, & Apple!