Why We Make Soap
We purchased our farm so that we could grow what we eat. We also wanted to provide cleaner food choices for our friends and neighbors. We strongly believe industrial farming is horrible for your health and the environment. Maximizing profit might be great for shareholders, but it isn't always great for chickens. Or farmers. Or taste buds.
We are open with our sustainable farming methods, and believe that by providing better alternatives we can make a positive impact.
Our first farming experiences included meat chickens, egg chickens, and a massive organic garden. Shortly thereafter, we purchased our first two goats for dairy production and a small flock of sheep for meat.
Heather quickly fell in love with the goats. They are extremely personable animals that love attention. They also love causing mischief. Their outrageous antics have helped ease the daily struggles of farm life. Life on the farm is very emotional at times. We struggled initially with the loss of any animal, and sometimes on the farm animals die. But knowing that everything will pass has taught us to love more fiercely while we are here. And even though everything dies in the winter, it all comes back in the spring.
Soon the goat herd started to grow and take over all of our acres. We were surrounded by sweet, lovable animals that made our hearts smile. They also made our wallets lighter. It turns out goats are kind of picky eaters. And our goats demand only the highest quality hay. We quickly started researching ways to put all of that extra goat milk to good use.
After extensive research, Heather fell in love with the idea of making
goat milk lotion. She took a class, made some test batches, and
quickly realized it wasn’t the right product for us to take all the
way. Feeling a little defeated, she reluctantly decided to give goat
milk soap a try. The positive feedback from our friends and family was
overwhelming. Everyone loved the scents and the way that the soap made their skin feel. But what really sold us on soap was when
some of our loved ones experienced relief from various skin
conditions. Helping people? And playing with goats? Sign us up!