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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, February 25, 2015

Our 4 Thieves Goat Milk Soap and Snow Fun

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!"
There are several recipes for "Four Thieves" to be found.  We chose one that uses the following essential oils:  Eucalyptus, Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, and Rosemary. The other ingredients in this goat milk soap are:  goats milk (from our goats which I milk!), olive oil, palm kernel oil, rice bran oil, coconut oil, Shea butter, palm oil, and castor oil.

The milk in our soap is from the two white goats - Pippi and Christa
Each bar of Thieves soap costs only $4.00 each.   You can order from Tabby's Etsy shop - the Goat Chick.  Or just contact me.  :)

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
I noticed that the chickens did not mind the snow like they did last weeks ice:

"What are you gawking at?!" (Bard, the Barred Rock chicken)
Tonight "they" are predicting we might get a foot of snow.  As I type this, it is snowing!

Tabby - not feeling very happy about the snow
"For to the snow he says, ‘Fall on the earth,’ . . . ." - Job 37:6

1 comment:

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