I spent a few hours on Friday soaping. Oatmeal, milk and honey is a repeat favorite, and one I'm still trying to perfect. Lemongrass and Tea tree is a new EO combination colored with French green clay, The scent is fresh and invigorating, and will be a creamy luxurious bar. The third was an effort to create a Christmas bar using familiar scents of Pine and Tangerine EO along with red and green clays, and activated charcoal. The pine is very mild and the tangerine is fragrant. A fourth batch, not pictured, is another favorite repeat recipe of the Shaving Bar with Bentonite clay. This time I added a small line of activated charcoal. All of these will be ready after four weeks of curing, just in time for Christmas stocking stuffers. Several varieties are available now on the store page, and for sale at The Wild Ramp and Red Caboose in Huntington.
I have one more batch planned, with a special ingredient - Loofah grown here on the farm. More about that soon!
Breeding season has officially begun at Tangle Ridge Farm. Alita was ready, and on Saturday took the 0.3 mile hike up the hill to visit Daryl. This will be his first year as herd sire at TRF. Alita is F1 Mini Nubian, and the first goat to come live on the farm. It is because of her that I chose Mini Nubians as my breed of choice. During her time here, she has given me 3 does and 3 bucks, and has proven to be an excellent mother, a good milker, and an all round hardy and friendly goat. Needless to say, she is one of my favorites. I am excited to see what next year brings.
Several end of summer projects are planned and this is one. A 10x12 deck with Pergola is underway.
My name is Christy Franklin.