Germs germs germs ... I became extra paranoid about germs when Lilly was alive, due to her fragile immune system. I still get freaked out about germs. So that is one reason I am loving the new goat milk soap that Tabby and I made: Thieves.
Recorded in the Royal Archives (Britain) is a story what has become known as "the 4 Thieves." This dates back to the time of the Black Plague in the 15th century. A group of four thieves, reputed to be spice traders and perfumers, concocted a special blend of garlic and herbs in vinegar to use on themselves. Thus protected, they entered the homes of dead and dying plague victims and robbed them. The thieves stayed healthy and protected. When they were finally caught, it is reported that they shared their recipe. Then the story is confused - they were either set free for telling it - or killed anyway!
|"Thieves, spices, and herbs? Now that is crazy sounding talk!"|
|The milk in our soap is from the two white goats - Pippi and Christa|
If you like the smell and/or cooling sensation of peppermint, we have still have several bars of peppermint soap in stock. Didn't Tabby stage the photo nicely?
On a different note, Tabby has been drawing pictures of the dwarves from The Hobbit on her Goat Chick Blog. If you liked the movie, be sure to click into her blog and scroll down to see them. (It would make her day if you clicked the "like" button or left a comment!) She is not quite done and still has some more to draw and post. Here is a sample - this is Bofur. I continue to be amazed with how accurately she captures the faces she draws:
Finally, yesterday is snowed for much of the day. It didn't STICK most of the day though. But we still got a pretty dusting. After our school work was done, the boys and I went out for a romp before Solomon's naptime.
|"Hey big brother - that's a funny snow joke!"|
|making snow angels|
|"What are you gawking at?!" (Bard, the Barred Rock chicken)|
|Tabby - not feeling very happy about the snow|