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Roofs, Ladders & Hide & Seek.

Roofs, Ladders & Hide & Seek.

Today the roof went on the pole barn. My sons worked on it all day. Here is the first piece of tin going up early this morning... quickly followed by more... And done! It's a beautiful sight! I have kids and grandkids that live here on the farm with me....there is...

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Today only!

Today only!

It's one of my favorite weeks of the year! BOGO week with my essential oils of choice! Today only! Buy the BOGO box & get all of the BOGOs PLUS FREE Membership for a year!!! Includes two oils not normally available in the US! If you are interested in working with...

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Barn Going Up!

Barn Going Up!

We've made some great progress on the new pole barn as my sons have had time to work on things. Side walls went up quickly Then the trusses finally arrived.  The cost of wood has gone up 300% locally since March.  Steel trusses were much less expensive than going with...

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Soap time again!

Soap time again!

Starting in the morning (Monday, November 2nd) at 8:00 am EST, my little soap shop opens.  It is full to bursting - when we "open the doors" I fully expect soap and salves to explode right out those doors! You will find Elijah's new invention - Seafoam Sprucalyptus...

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Check Out Our Fall Building Project!

Check Out Our Fall Building Project!

At first glance this may look like a mowed patch in this field but look closer! See the stakes? To me - this is about to become a new barn.  I've seen the plans my son drew up, his idea of feeding cows in the dry without having to muck a barn, a sheltered milking...

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When Soap Goes Wrong….

When Soap Goes Wrong….

When soap goes wrong.... it can sometimes be a very good thing! Some of my best selling soaps came about because something went wrong!  When I first made Papaw's Shaving Soap, I was shocked when I added the Bentonite Clay!  Bentonite Clay gives you a close, smooth...

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New Calf on the Homestead!

New Calf on the Homestead!

We were wondering if Dixie was EVER going to drop her calf.  Although you can track when a cow goes into the pasture with a bull, you don't always know what day she got bred.  Usually it happens pretty quickly but Dixie must have played hard to get for almost a month!...

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Last Jewelweed Harvest

Last Jewelweed Harvest

We have rain predicted for the whole weekend with a drop of temperatures, so we took a trip down to the bottom of our mountain today to see if we could find any Jewelweed still in bloom.  I've made a lot of Jewelweed oil for soaps and salves but I needed to increase...

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Soap Sale Tomorrow and A Challenge for November!

Soap Sale Tomorrow and A Challenge for November!

My next soap sale starts tomorrow, October 1st at 8:00 a.m. EST  Everything will show out of stock until 8:00 am tomorrow morning. This is a limited release of about 300 bars of soap. This amount of soap tends to sell out in just a few hours. My fall soaps are ready...

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Roots & Seeds!

Roots & Seeds!

Are you gathering roots and seeds? Now's the time! We've been saving seeds from our garden; squash, loofa gourd, tomato, tomatillo, mullein, comfrey, and more! We can save seeds from our garden because we plant heirloom varieties.  Each year we have stronger and...

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Keko – My warrior!

Keko – My warrior!

We have a multitude of dogs on this farm.  Some protect our critters, some protect my family and myself and some do both.  However we have a few *ahem* older dogs who really need to retire...even if they don't think so! Adding a new working dog is a bit more...

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It’s SOAP time!

It’s SOAP time!

Soaps will be on sale again Tuesday September 8th at 8:00 am EST! They are just about ready! I made a little more than I planned - about 300 bars! Let's talk about what will be available and what won't! It's fall and I like to make soap that goes along with the...

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