Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Stopping to catch our breath around here!

As you can see, I'm a bit behind in posts and newsletters. The summer newsletter took 2nd place in the schedule when the flock had some health problems battling the constant wet weather we had this year. Things are finally under control, and I realize that it's time for the fall newsletter! It's on the to-do list here now for this week, and will be posted when finisehd.
I had a wonderful time at Rhinebeck this year! I teamed up my dyed yarns with designer Lisa Grossman (aka Tsock Tsarina) to introduce 5 amazing works of art disguised as sock kits. One even has pre-beaded lace for the cuff! They have been very popular, and a sock club is forming.
Nora turned 4 and has started pre-school. She loves every minute of it and doesn't understand why she doesn't go on the weekends.
Several new Butcher Block CSA monthly subscribers, welcome to the family!
Tons of new sheep in the rental program... and tons of them already rented!
I've been making soap again, and have a nice sheep's milk soap recipe that we really like.

3 comments:

Gretchen said...

I would love your recipe for sheep's milk soap if you have time. I have been looking everywhere and all I find is goat's milk soap (not sure if you can substitute sheep's milk or not). We have Texel sheep and they are heavy milkers. I would love to utilize the extra milk by making soap now and hopefully cheese later on. Thank you so much!
~Gretchen

Jennifer said...

Gretchen, you need to email me privately - Blogger will not let me reply to comments, and the link to your name doesn't seem to be working... jennifer at nysfarm .com and we'll get that soap question answered. Or, you can call me - phone number's on the website www.nysfarm.com

Anonymous said...

Frankly speaking I never knew that it might be possible to use sheep's milk to produce soap. I would like your recipe for sheep's milk soap to add it to my collection of soap recipes here. Please keep up posting. thanks!