Friday, April 25, 2008

Stainless steel milk buckets are heavy...

... and REALLY HURT A LOT when you drop them on your big toe!!! OUCH! It's very ugly. Running is now on hold.

Coupeville market Sat.

It's supposed to be a nice, "warmer" weekend, so I'll be at the Coupeville Market tomorrow, Sat. April 26. I have a bit of exceptional feta... if you ask early!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

latest soap production

I got busy this last week:

Top: BerryWine
Lavender; Summer Breeze
Bottom: Red Clover Tea
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"Local Grown" coffee/gifts in Coupeville

A great new espresso stand / gift shop is just opening up at the end of the wharf in Coupeville. It's called LOCAL GROWN. Besides selling coffee drinks, it has all local products and gift baskets... also including Maple Hill goat-milk Soap! So, if you find yourself touring the Coupeville waterfront on Penn Cove, make sure you go to the end of the pier and check out William's new store.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Close call for Easter

Well, we lost our new buckling on Sunday... Floppy Kid Syndrome. :-( I felt so bad - it happened so quick. Too little too late, I got Penicillin and baking soda.

So when I went out early this morning, I was shocked to notice Easter with the same wobbly, stand-offish demeanor. It sucks that I had to learn from experience, but if I hadn't just gone through it, I probably wouldn't have been able to save my Easter. I immediately gave her a shot of Penicillin and tried to get her to drink some baking soda. Sawyer & I then went to the feed store, got some electrolytes and B vitamins. I gave her a shot of the B complex. She didn't want to drink, so I got up the nerve to use a stomach tube. It was surprisingly easy, and it made all the difference. By this afternoon, so had a little spring to her step. Then this evening she drank the electrolytes from a bottle (good girl.) Hopefully she'll be OK when I go out in the morning.

Personally, I've never encountered Floppy Kids before. I know of two other farms that had this in the last couple weeks. One kid made it (with Penicillin) the other didn't.

Thank you Beth for all your help. Thank you also for offering to replace the sweet little buck.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Coupeville Market, Sat. 4/12

I made a last minute decision to be at the Coupeville Farmer's Market tomorrow: Sat. April 12. It's going to be a beautiful day, so come see me and my new goat-milk soaps. Yes - I'll have cheese!!!

Friday, April 4, 2008


I made a big batch of fresh chevre goat cheese, so if you're interested, give me a call or email, and you can come by to pick it up! The garlic & onion is yummy. I'm going to try to have some available every Friday afternoon, so come get some for the weekend!