We have new baby ducks! Momma duck laid her eggs in the barn so we put them in a safe place (a very large, low cage) until they hatched. They arrived, happy and healthy on July 10th. Momma took them down to the pond immediately and they’ve been cruising around the yard already. They’re mallards, basically wild but living here, … Read More
Donna Maria Coles Johnson, CEO of the Indie Beauty Network just interviewed me about my book. Check out the online interview! I’ve been a member of the Indie Beauty Network (formerly the Handmade Beauty Network) for years and have recently had the pleasure to work with Donna Maria in several collaborations, including a joint project to get product and general … Read More
UNBELIEVABLY bad customer service! In the beginning of June I went to Burlington, Vermont. My trip back, on June 8th was probably the absolutely WORST travel experience I’ve ever had. It wasn’t because my flights were delayed by weather, or because I ended up having to spend the night in the Chicago airport, or even because my luggage was slightly … Read More
We just got a new puppy! I’d been talking about getting a little dog as a friend for Max, but never got around to actually looking for one. Yesterday a cute little girl puppy fell into our laps and is now a member of the family.
Yesterday was the day for cutting soap. I made 8 batches several days ago and they’ve been wrapped in their blankets, patiently waiting to be cut. Now in the drying rack (see picture) I have pumpkin spice, peach, swirled unscented, lovespell, sandalwood & amber and kumquat. Sort of an eclectic mix! I do so like having soaps in the drying … Read More
We went riding yesterday, the second time this week. Good for the horses and good for us. We ride bareback, both for riding practice and because it’s really good exercise. Jere rides Heavy, our Belgian-mix mare, which is sort of like riding a sofa. I ride Mellow, our thouroughbred, which is more like riding a jack-in-the-box (he’s just a tad … Read More
The farrier came this morning to take care of our horses. Heavy (Heavenly Tears) and Mellow both got shoes to help protect their feet as we ride them over the rock roads this summer. Stormy got her feet trimmed. I love it when Frank comes to do the horses – he always dispenses words of cowboy wisdom and is a … Read More
Today I went to town and picked up the first official printing of my book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling; How to Follow the Rules and Regs in Plain English. Funny, even though I wrote every word and line and have been over the text a gazillion times, it still seems strange to see it as an actual book — just … Read More