End of summer business

Canning this week.  Very busy

Canning this week. Very busy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoying the fresh produce all summer.  Now it is time to squirrel away for the winter.  Next week we will be getting some apples…Please share what you do with your apples over winter.

We have a new set of pigs.. The old two we took in before the fair.

We have a new set of pigs.. The old two we took in before the fair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My son loves bacon.  We just took the two pigs in just before county fair.  We get to pick them up this weekend.  Now we have two more pigs.  Did you know that pigs like eating goat milk?

County fair goat judging

County fair goat judging

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most of you know that I make goat milk soap and sell it...  The kids decided to take goats to the fair this year.  They do very well. One of them got Grand champion and best of breed.

My plan is to post twice a week.  To share some family life and my goat milk business.   So  do you make a point to go to your county fair every year?  If so, what do you make sure to see?

 

 

 

 

Winter projects to cut boredom.

Home made projects pictured on a journal that I made.

Home made projects pictured on a journal that I made.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

more projects on the cover.

more projects on the cover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What do you do in the winter, when it is to cold to spend much time outside?

I usually knit and crotchet over the winter, but we also, fine new things to do to cut boredom.  We play board games and sometimes get new games.

What do you do to cut boredom in winter? Post below.

 

Debbie along with homeschooling her kids she has a goat milk soap business.  To order goat milk soap go to here etsy page at…

 

Baby turkey’s

Baby turkeys that we got today.  My teenage son is taking them to the county fair in the fall.

Baby turkeys that we got today. My teenage son is taking them to the county fair in the fall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My teenage son and I spent 2 1/2 hours in the car today to get baby turkeys.  It was a fun adventure.  It was windy and went through rain patches both ways.

When we got to the place for turkeys, we were looking them over and they were healthy.  We only had one problem.  We paid for 10 and only got 8.  They had to call the person in charge as he already left for the day.  He told them were to go to get the other 2.

We were on our way home.  It was fairly quiet.  Usually when we get chicks they are so noisy, and I cannot wait to get home.  I guess because it was quiet my son slept most of the way home.

So what kinds of projects are you or your kids doing or looking forward to. Please post below.  Happy Spring day to you.

Debbie along with homeschooling her kids she has a goat milk soap business.  To order goat milk soap go to here etsy page at….Life Giving Goat Soap

We received new pigs about a month ago.

Pigs two weeks ago

Pigs two weeks ago

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pigs this week.

Pigs this week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2 of the ultimate blog challenge.

The kids wanted pigs this year and so they have taken over the dog pen.

The dog is in a new pen at night and acts like Houdini.  He climbs walls and gets in with the pigs regularly.  It nice out now and so the dog is outside in the day time.

Do you or your kids have any favorite animals?  Post below.

Kidding season… 6 new goats

This goat was born the end of last week.  Only doe of the bunch.

This goat was born the end of last week. Only doe of the bunch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The last 3 weeks have been filled with new born baby goats.

The last 3 weeks have been filled with new born baby goats.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st set of goats a few weeks ago.

1st set of goats a few weeks ago.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love this time of the  year.  Baby animals, and hopefully soon some flowers.  We are getting out more now that the ice is gone.

Yesterday it was in the 60 and so the kids were playing soft ball outside.

Post below what you like about spring.

Debbie sell goat milk soap at Life Giving Goat Soap on Etsy..go check her out.

 

 

 

 

5 Reasons to use Lavender

Lavender is a plant that God made for us to use…

1.  Lavender takes away aches and pains.  When taking a bath with lavender soap, you will relax and will sleep well.

2.  Lavender is anti bacterial. Using it when you wash-up from a fall, cut or scrape it will help prevent infection.

3.  Lavender helps prevent itching from eczema.

4.  Lavender helps clean sinuses when you have a cold or headache.

5.  Lavender helps releave stress and anxiety..  Take a warm bath with lavender and relax your stresses away.

Hoping my lavender plant will start growing in the spring.

Hoping my lavender plant will start growing in the spring.

Give lavender a try… for it relaxing and anti bacterial qualities.

Debbie has a Goat Milk Soap business. Many of the soaps have different qualities  to help the body…  Goat milk has natural moisturizing qualities and naturally has alpha hydroxy. IF interested, her Etsy shop is here.

 

6 anti-inflammatory foods

eeing this is the season for colds and flu s, I have a few ideas to help you heal your body.

 

1)Pineapple and Cherries –  pineapple as bromelian in it.  Bromelian has taken swelling out of my body after eating too much sugar or salt.  You can eat the pineapple frozen, fresh or in juice. Besides taking down swelling from foods you have eaten, you can use it when you have accidents and your joints are swelling up from falls.  Cherries take down swelling as well.

2) Berries –  Berries have large quantities of inflammation reducing phytochemicals and antioxidants. Berries are best eaten fresh or frozen to keep their nutrients. We have eaten berries in smoothies or just by the bowlful.  They are yummy!

3) Spices -Capsaicin ( found in chili peppers) , rosemary and ginger are high in anti- inflammatory  properties. Many dinner dishes have these spices in.  Look them up and give them a try and give your body a break from swelling.

4) Cutting out sugar – When you eat sugar you get swelling and water retention two days after you eat it. Discontinuing sugar will help you reduce inflammation and eventually lose weight.

5) staying away from foods your are allergic to – When you have an allergy to a food,  your body swell up to try to protect you. If you are not eating these foods your inflammation will go away.

6) Aloe vera – Good quality aloe vera can take swelling down in you body and outside.  Outside the skin aloe is use in skin care products and for burns.  Aloe is a healing product, as it goes into the skin and heals from the inside out.  Using aloe in shakes can help take down the inflammation in your intestinal track.   

 

So there you have it:  Eat pineapple, cherries,  some spices, aloe vera (internal and external)  cutting out sugar and allergy foods and you should be able to reduce much of your inflammation.  You will feel healthier in the long run too.  Please post below on what you do to take swelling down.

Debbie has an Etsy shop selling Goat Milk Soap… I have been told that goat milk lavender soap can help relax arthritic hands.  Go take a look.

Prayer Shawls and yarn..

This winter my daughter and I have been working on yarn projects… Crocheting and Knitting and a nice relaxing way to spend a winter day.

My daughter is learning to purl this year and some other crocheting stitches.  Many of her projects are going to be entered in the county fair. I am getting back to an old hobby that I had as a teen.

Yarn stash

Yarn stash

Here is a video on a a couple of things that I have been working on this year. Making prayer shawls for the sick at church makes you and the owner of the shawl feel happy and warm.

Share the projects that you have been working on this winter.

Debbie sells goat milk  soap on her Etsy shop  Life Giving Goat Soap

Life Giving Nook Goat Milk Soap Shop

Today I am doing a video post on my Goat Milk Soap Shop..

I was a little nervous and so I mis-spoke a couple of times.

Go to my video post :

http://youtu.be/VVtMMCP2yqE

 

Stop By my Etsy shop  to enjoy some of these wonderful

moisturizing goat milk soaps.

Time to think about Valentine’s Day

If Valentine’s Day,, a big day for you?

We make Valentine’s at home… Put hearts up everywhere.  We like to do these types of things when the kids were little.  Now we make Valentine’s for the Grandkids, ie… nieces and nephews.

Valentine’s Day…St. Valentine —— The origin of St. Valentine, and how many St. Valentines there were, remains a mystery. One opinion is that he was a Roman martyred for refusing to give up his Christian faith. Go here for the rest of the store.

Whatever the background… We need to show our love everyday not one day a year.

So be kind to you Valentine’s on Valentine’s Day and year round.

If you want something special for that special someone… Check out my goat milk soap Etsy page … or some one else s Esty page.   Giving them something from the heart…

What is your Valentine Tradition… Please post below.