Monday, March 9, 2009

New Goat Milk Soap Project

I missed blogging this weekend. I have some catching up to do!

We visit friends each Sunday afternoon. When I called yesterday morning they invited us out to a later dinner, instead of the Sunday afternoon visit. They said, "You guys need a break, you have been hitting the (kidding) hard on the farm now for over a week." I hesitated at first. Wondered how I would fit a trip away in. But, common sense told me it would be good for us. It was.

Today has been wrapped around deskwork, chore running, feeding bottle kids, and a new goat milk soap project.

Some of you know that my love of soap began when I was right at 8 years old, when I bought primitive soap balls on a school field trip at a pioneer farm. I never thought I would try to make soap myself (not back then), I just fell in love with soap without realizing it. I collected soap through my childhood, never gave that a thought either.

After lunch today I headed out to my shop and got some activity and energy flowing. It does not not look like much right now, except perhaps balls of cookie dough! Here are the starts to my primitive soap balls. Once they are cured, I am taking some to a shop placement. I'll post pics of that final project later this ideas are rounding up!

Tyra says..."Mom, can you do something with these goat kids?" My boxers love it when I bring a bottle baby in. Even Spike, the 90 pound male, gets to be a spring board from time to time. He just looks at me with an empty stare.


Amy said...

How fun, my first thought was cookie dough balls, LOL!

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

Soap balls, interesting. Let's us know how they turn out.

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

I'll let you know!

I do really have plans for them.

I stopped in and looked at them a few minutes ago, they look better now that they have sat. I worked them up a bit again.

They look almost dry in the pic, but they are actually about the opposite.

KathyB. said...

It sounds like your time away from the farm was just the respite you needed to revitalize yourself and get going again! Isn't it nice to have friends who give us that nudge, and enjoy us?

KathyB. said...

P.S. Your soaps do look like cookie balls, "Oatmeal Balls Cookie Soap" , look yummy,great for scrubbing the tummy!

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

Kathy, you gave me a giggle!

This soap is cinnamon, orange oil, and a touch of vanilla. Sort of a warm scent, good for freshening the house.

Yes, caring friends are irreplacable. I love the word genuine, and when it comes to friends you cannot ask for better than that. I got my orders to get out of the house, and it worked. Thank goodness a friend recognized that!

Gioia Made Soap said...

I love these kind and wondering doggy eyes :)

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

Nothing like a boxer. But I suppose I am biased. :)