For those of you who are new to my blog; Welcome. I have several different things for sale on this site so you may want to go to the right side and click on 2009 for all blogs. These items have become my hobby, a passion if you will. I hope this blog will helped me share my passion with you.
If you had asked me what I thought about goats this time last year my response would have been less than favorable. Never even thought much about them actually. Now, our whole house is ga-ga for these furry quadrapeds. They make us laugh, make us smile, make us watch our step in the yard (and that's probably good as we aren't getting any younger!) I could actually go as far as to say goats helped to save my life. I recently went through a really tough time and when we bought the goats it actually gave me something new to look forward to. They have been with us long enough now that they love us back. Athena and Buttercup see us in the yard and want to come up and touch us. They take their heads and rub up and down and make their little goatie noises we have grown to love. Athena turns her head around while I'm milking her and licks my hair. Yes, it's gross, but you gotta know we are the center of their universe. We are their bread and butter or hay and grain as it were. Shortly after we bought Athena she got into the laurels which are toxic to goats. We had to give her an anti-toxin shot that rendered her milk undrinkable for three weeks. Thus began my first try with goat milk soap. I was hooked. Other people wanted to buy some and news spread. Now I also offer Goat Milk and Honey lotion, Bath Salts, Massage Oil, Linen Sprays, and Mud Facial Masks.
I have always been an artist as far back as I can remember. The first great work I turned out was a cartoon owl my nanny taught me to draw on a used envelope. Looking back over the years I have enjoyed learning many different art forms from many different people. None that I love more than creating jewelry. I have jewelry listed on this blog. It can be shipped or delivered locally. I realize everyone has a different style or want when it comes to accessories, so if you don't see anything that interests you, I will be happy to have you over and select anything you like for a custom fit. I have 100's of different beads to choose from.
I also sell Felted Lambswool Bags here. I love that these are 100% recycled. Yes, they come from wool sweaters! They are great fun. When you 'felt' or shrink them in the washer/dryer you never know what you are going to get. I take the throw away sweaters and make them into great totes and bags. They take on an artistic flare. So grab so cocoa and sit back and shop for a while. Christmas is coming up, you wouldn't want to be caught without that perfect one of a kind gift.
I also teach classes on soap making, bead jewelry creating, and drawing/watercolor. Contact me for more information. And remember; Give goat love a chance man!