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The story of our precious little girl's 17 months of life with Trisomy 18 (July 4, 2010 - December 15, 2011) and of us, re-learning to live "after Lilly."
"I will praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made ...." Psalm 139:14

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Fall Days Farm Ways 2015

We had our first public selling of our goat milk soap last Saturday!

But speaking of soap, here is a shout out for Tabby's Etsy Shop - "The Goat Chick" - where she has our latest goat milk soap (lavender/tea tree) for sale, along with some necklaces she made.  Click this link for all 4 soaps, scarves, jewelry and more:

Lavender/Tea Tree goat milk soap is relaxing, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal.  High quality ingredients, like our other goat milk soaps:  Goats' milk, olive oil, palm kernel oil, rice bran oil, coconut oil, shea butter, palm oil, castor oil, lavender and tea tree essential oil. Only $4.00 a bar plus shipping!

Last Saturday, we sold some of our soap at the annual Fall Days Farm Ways event at the Pantego Academy Historical Museum in Pantego, North Carolina.  (That's in the eastern part of the state.)  My mother-in-law works at the museum, so we had an "in."  ;)  We helped set up the event and then had our own tables to sell things.  We didn't end up selling very much, but really enjoyed the experience and being a part of it.  People stopped by and had all sorts of interesting stories to tell us.  A popular one was about the glass Clorox bottles we had and how moonshiners used the gallon sized Clorox bottles "back in the day."

We had two tables:

goat milk soap, ruffle scarves crocheted by Tabby, lamps made by Hunter
vintage soda crates, old bottles we found on our property
vanilla extract, green salve, chicken frostbite salve
I forgot to take a picture of the front of the museum, but you can see what it looked like at last year's event in my blog post from last year

We were set up right by the old surveyor's office:

And very near the old jail:

Food was free for a donation.  Besides soap, sandwiches, fruit, and dessert - all available inside the museum, there was popcorn, drinks, and cotton candy available outside.

I gave my camera to Frank and asked him to take some pictures of the boys as they walked around:

"Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name." - 1 Chronicles 29:13


  1. I am pleased to see that your husband (? or did Tabby do it?) was thoughtful enough to take a picture of you also. You are a very lovely lady.
    I learned some things from this post! Thanks for all the pictures. The jail didn't have a cell in it when I saw it last.
    I suspect that the sales of crafts and things will pick up and the event gets more and more popular. I love all your stuff for sale.

    1. Thanks! I do think the jail is interesting. I'd like to try and sell again next year. Though not take the jars/bottles. I think those would sell well in the city - but not out in the country. :)
      Mom Jenny said the day before that there are some events people go to where they aren't looking to really spend money, and other events they like to buy stuff. She wasn't sure what kind Farm Days would be.
      Hope you can make it next year! Then you will be the biggest celebrity with the "honey couple" because you are Dennis's wife!!

  2. What a fun day and wonderful opportunity. I love the soaps you make and one of these days, I hope to order more! :) It looks like everyone had a great time. It's good to see a picture of you here too. :)

    1. Thanks Jana! :) Now that I think about it - it is a really rare thing for me to be in a picture. I'm usually the one behind the camera and even though Tabby takes lots of pictures - she doesn't like taking pictures of people for some reason!

  3. You do such neat things with your kids! I love your soap covers!!