Lisa and I are starting to learn how to make soap. With all we read about the lye and all, we were kind of hesitant to try it. But with all the fresh goats milk, that I have been hand milking, why not give it a try.
So we finally found a recipe and decided to give it a try. A quick run to the store for some final supplies. If you know us we are laughing at how this is going to turn out. We figured it would be a complete fail.
We decided to do a basic recipe and use water. Basic ingredients with, oatmeal, honey, and lavender. Didn't want to waste our good milk on our crazy mistakes. LOL!
Imagine this. Two crazy ladies in the kitchen with yellow dish washing gloves and safety goggles on. LOL! Glad no one was there with a camera. We were more worried about the Lye. Almost everything we ready had CAUTION on it everywhere. Needless to say we were starting to second guess this brilliant idea we had. But with all the other ideas, we proceeded forward with a "why the hell not."
Make a long story short. WE DID IT!!! Wasn't for sure if it was going to mold correctly but it did. Lisa sent me pics the next day and we have lots of soap. HEHEHE! We love it.
It is so much fun. So next weekend we are on to using milk and going forward with it.
The Lord is making this all work out for us. Everything seems to be falling into place. Who ever thought two crazy ladies, with crazy ideas could make a great team.
Our lesson for the month. Never give up on anything, Keep going, The Lord works in Mysterious Ways.
He brought us together for a reason, and who would ever think it would be to work together making soap and raising goats and rabbits.
We have baby bunnies due any day now. Can't wait to see them. They will be available starting the middle of October. Just in time for some Halloween, or Christmas. Also don't forget to come out to the Industy, Tx Arts & Crafts Show. Support your local business owners!
It is held at:
Industry Fireman's Hall
16552 Fordtran Blvd.
Industry, Tx. 78944
Right next to the Fire Station. We will be located outside the hall. We will have baby bunnies, cages, starter kits, essential oils, and goat soap of different kinds. We will have Christmas packaging if you need it for a present. We will also have some information on Oak Haven, the local nursing home.
We will have bundle deals of a bunny, cage, food, and a basic care brochure to get you started.
Come and visit us and the other vendors. Can't wait to see ya there!
This past Friday our little boys arrived. They are a black and white mix. One has longer hair than the other. Both were bottled feed babies. So yes they are spoiled. They are very cute and are interested in the other goats. I am posting some pictures, so you can see how cute they are. We named them Whisky and Wyatt.
Yesterday we picked up 5 more goats to add to the farm. A mix of Nigerian and Pygmy goats. They are roughly 4-5 months old. So cute and little. Just love them already. We are still thinking of names. We picked up a mixture of colors. When they have babies we will a big variety of colors to offer.
These 5 girls are not registered, but are full blood. The parents never got registered, so these girls did not either. But that is ok! They are still wonderful goats. Here are some photos of the wonderful little girls.
If you would like to help name them, please comment on them.