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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Creative Genius or Soap as Art.

In amongst all the 'challenges' of the past few weeks, I managed to squeeze in some Squee Time.  A friend had a bounce of newborn Nigerian Dwarf kids on her farm (I invented that term) and invited me out to visit.  Oy.  We walked around, each snorgling a tiny goat cranium (such a delicious, wonderful smell) and soaking up the endorphins, or whatever they generate, the effect of which fills you with such a sense of bliss and well-being.  After a half hour of this much-needed therapy, I reluctantly put down my little bundle of joy and followed her into the house to check on her latest hatch.

This particular friend is one in a million.  Once she embraces something, there is nothing held back.  The full force of her sizable creative genius is directed at the embraced.  She raises the most adorable and perfect ND goats.  She researches and carefully incubates beautiful chickens.  And the soap.  OMG, the soap.  As we were headed to the brooder room, we passed by the soap cabinet.  Where I slammed on the brakes.

I follow her farm on Facebook, so I have been aware of her soap making progress.  She finally got her shop up and running but, MyAuntJemima!  I had not seen them in person.  I don't know whether to lather it up or frame it!  She is making soap that is a landscape, for Nat's Sake. 

Vitamin Z - It has a citrus scent - heavenly!
I left that afternoon with a precious cargo of soap and my name on 11 chicks to be picked up this coming Sunday.  Unfortunately, I also left without a baby goat.  She thoroughly checked my pockets.

14 comments:

  1. That IS a beautiful piece of soap-work! I wish I had the patience to make pretty soaps. Mine are just used to get goat poop off my hands.

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  2. Now that is one pretty bar of soap. I can't imagine what kind of work goes in to creating something like that.
    Some people get GOBS of talent. And then there is me. I must have been busy the day they were handing out that.
    Have a good week. We're getting RAIN. Not snow. RAIN!!!! Happy dance!

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  3. Pretty soap! It looks like the Happy Pill bath bomb that Lush used to produce. Sadly, not anymore. Had the best citrus smell ever! I think when you go back to pick up the baby chicks, you should also pick up a baby goat. Just sayin..... :)

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  4. great looking soap! does she have a website?

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  5. How does she make that soap?? If I had some of it, I think I would put it in a very special dish in the bathroom with a sign propped next to it saying, "Do not use this soap. It is for eye-feasting only." Or maybe, "Wreck this soap by using it, and you will die." Just sayin'.

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  6. I went over to the web page and looked at the adorable baby goats. The temptation to bring one or two home must have been enormous. Goat shows seem to be just as interesting as dog shows. Love the names of the soaps and the goats.

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  7. Wow! I can't imagine how that soap was even made. We pour ours in a shoe box and simply cut it. It's so pretty. Almost too pretty to use, ha ha! You can come to my house, and take a baby goat (he he!).

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  8. Baby goats, chickens, soap - what a wonderful visit you had! Once upon a time I got supplies to make soap but I waited too long and forgot what type I had planned on making. So I ordered a book - and now I can't find where I put the supplies...

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  9. I made a huge error in judgment....I went to her site...holy cow thats beautiful soap! Thank you...I know I am going to have to get a bundle of soap.

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  10. dumb me...i went back and found the link!

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  11. Beautiful soap! Too bad you didn't get away with a ND in your pocket.

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  12. MIMOSA SOAP??????? I am so in. I adore soap. Its that dirt thing.

    Baby Goats. eh? welll... what ever floats your boat, Farmer Lady. Unfortunately I am of the equine person persuasion so we think of goats as horse playmates only. ;)

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  13. No snorgling pics? Pretty soap!

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