Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Good Golly Girlie Goat Soap

Well, my first attempt at soap making. I'll know for sure in about a month whether or not I have real soap, but so far so good! This soap is made from fresh goat milk, thanks to the abundance of milk from my two Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Ginger and Spice. I look forward to using this as facial soap as there are no scents or ingredients other than milk, coconut oil and olive oil, and of course lye, which is no longer chemically lye due to the transformation between lye and oil (fat). No lye, no soap, as they say.

I am looking forward to creating my first batch of Bubba Gruff Baaaad Boy Soap, which will be a manly concoction, much like Bubba Gruff, with rosemary and mint. Meanwhile I am hoping that Ariel or some talented person will help me with labels for our new soap.

Now I might buy some more molds and get back to work. Or go have a snack of my delicious goat milk cheese, both hard cheese and soft, or maybe some goat yogurt with maple syrup. Love my little goatees!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

LT Beef Delivery Changes?

Yesterday Tom and I sold a processed beef to five individuals. Three came to my house in San Antonio to pick up their beef and we delivered to two customers. Our house is being sold now and Tom & I will be moving to the ranch in January. One thing we have not resolved is how our LT Beef business would continue operating in San Antonio without a home as our home base.

I hope I have an answer: The Pearl Farmer's Market that is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. I am seeking information about having a booth monthly where we can arrange customer pick up of our beef and maybe even sell some of our pasture-raised eggs. And this could be the final motivation to get me making some goat-milk soap products, also to sell.

So, thank you to our new and returning customers and we will keep you posted on future developments.