Tag: shantara’s soaps

  • Happy New Year 2017!

    Happy New Year 2017!

    It’s the third day of the new year. I’ve spent these last few days fixing up an upstairs bedroom for my daughter. It feels great to finally get to the point of clearing out the whole interior of the room, which has been used for storage for the past 7 years. I have been working…

  • Of a Smokey Stove and a Cold Morning

    I might say, it’s a wee bit cold in the castle this morning. The chimney is a little clogged but the clean out cap is solidly rusted on…thanks to a chimney sweep who removed the old, cumbersome chimney cap and replaced it with a new version that never kept the rain out, turning the chimney…

  • Cherry’s Valentine

    I took this video this morning of our little Valentines Day present. Meet Miss Valentine. Her mamas name is Cherry Blossom, so we’ve dubbed her Cherry’s Valentine in honor of her pretty mama. Valentine has gotten her “sea legs” and is jumping and hopping around all over the place. Please excuse my poor video-making abilities.…

  • On a Cold Winters Day

    It’s a cold, cold morning here, and the weather kind of fits how I am feeling inside right now. My sweet Miley, our doe with Listeriosis, lost the battle yesterday and my heart is broken. Some people may never know how much an animals spirit can bond with their own. But I am not one…

  • Goat Listeriosis. Day #4 Down.

    Today marks the 4th day Miley has been been down with Listeriosis and unable to rise. I have been feeding her with a syringe, and offering her warm water at each feeding which she tries soooo hard to lap up. I can occasionally hear her swallow while she is lapping, but it’s slow going and…

  • Felted Soap Making Tutorial

    Need a gift idea for that friend or relative that has everything? How about a soft and woolly felted soap? Felted soaps take less than 30 minutes from start to finish and can be made to look any way  you’d like. The finished product can even be further embellished with some fancy needle-felting which I…

  • Easy Kombucha Growing For Dummies

    An easier way to continuously brew Kombucha Tea.

  • Baby Goats!

    Baby Goats!

    Is there anything more adorable than baby goats? This little girl’s name is Snowflake and she is the daughter of our Ciara and Elijah, both registered Alpine Dairy Goats. She is one of our keeper does and will be the fourth generation of this line. Her dam, grand-dam, and great, great, grand-dam all live here…