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Soap (and other stuff) Making Classes

Soap making class (Part 1)  Each attendee makes one 3# batch of soap to take home (includes molds, safety gloves and safety goggles to take home)  $50

Soap making class (Part 2)  Each attendee will receive 3-4 bars of shampoo and 3-4 bars of shave soap plus 4oz of goats milk lotion.  $50

Lotion making class   Each attendee will receive 8oz of lotion in lotion bottles and two lotion bars $50

 

 Check out HERE for scheduled events and additional information.   Remember you are welcome to schedule private classes if you have 4 or more participants.  

Soap Making Class (Part 1)

 We will show you how to make all natural cold process goats milk soap from start to finish.  Each adult participant will be able to take home a 2-3 pound (approximately) loaf of soap in a plastic mold or molds.  Each batch will yield about 12-16 bars of soap. We will help you understand swirls, multi-colored soaps, embeds, pencil lines, layering and more.   All are basic techniques, no advanced techniques will be shown. Safety equipment (gloves and goggles) will be provided and you will take them home with you.     

 

Things to bring:  An old bath towel.  Since the kitchen will be full of soap making. we won't be able to make any food, but you are welcome to bring food and drinks of your own.  

 

Fees:

$ 50 per adult person (17+)

 

Class Size:

Min: 4

Max: 10

Age Requirements:

This course is recommended for older participants and no younger children will be allowed for safety reasons.   

Dress Code Recommendations:

We recommend long pants and long sleeves. No open-toed shoes. 

 

 

CLICK HERE FOR SOAP CLASS PART ONE REGISTRATION FORM

We recommend that you pre-register as class size is limited.  

 

 


Some pictures of soaps made during

our classes can be found HERE.

 

 

 

Soap Making Class (Part 2)

A sequel to our basic cold process soapmaking class.  

You will learn to make cold process shampoo bars and cold process shave soap.  You will get an idea of how to use a dual lye recipe (shave soap).  Each attendee will receive 3-4 bars of shampoo and 3-4 bars of shave soap.  Of course both can double very nicely as "regular" body soaps.  

Unlike our part one class each attendee will participate in the making of two "group batches" instead of each attendee making an individual soap batch.    We will only share one recipe for shampoo and one recipe for shave soap and the batches will be split among the attendees to take home. 

 

You will also make lotions!  You will be able to make a goats milk (or other types) lotion from start to finish using your choice of oils and scents.   You will take home a small batch of your handmade lotion - approximately  4oz.  (un-labeled lotion bottle(s) included). 

Note:  For safety reasons, we will only make lotions that include preservatives.  We can offer a paraben-free preservative for a few extra dollars.  

 

 

Safety equipment... full goggles and gloves....is required, but not provided for this class.  If you are unsure if what you have will work, please contact us prior to the class for us to take a look.   You can pre-purchase safety equipment however by noting such on your registration form. 

Attendees arriving without proper safety gear will be required to purchase the proper equipment from us at the start of the class (subject to availability).  Purchased goggles and gloves can be taken home with you.  Each individual must have their own equipment (sorry no sharing). 

Fees:

$50 per adult person (17+) 

add $5 for safety equipment if you would like to purchase at time of registration (or $7 the day of the class if available). 

Add $3 for paraben-free preservative in your lotion.   

  Class Size:

Min: 4

Max: 10

 Age Requirements:

This course is recommended for older participants and no younger children will be allowed for safety reasons.   

Dress Code Recommendations:

We recommend long pants and long sleeves. No open-toed shoes. 

 CLICK HERE FOR SOAP CLASS PART TWO REGISTRATION FORM

We recommend that you pre-register as class size is limited.  

  

 

Lotion Making Class

 

You will make handmade lotions!  You will be able to make a goats milk (or other types) lotion from start to finish using your choice of oils and scents.   You will take home a small batch of your handmade lotion - approximately 8 oz.  (un-labeled lotion bottle(s) included). 

Note:  For safety reasons, we will only make lotions that include preservatives.  We can offer a paraben-free preservative for a few extra dollars.  

We offer a lovely choice of oils for you to try: 

Sunflower, avocado, walnut, shea, cocoa butter, jojoba, hemp, olive, sweet almond, argan, evening primrose, rice bran and more!   

We will also show you how to make lotion bars!  Each attendee will take home two lotion bars.  (preservative free!)

 

Fees:

$50 per adult person (17+) 

Add $3 for paraben-free preservative in your lotion.   

 

Class Size:

Min: 4

Max: 12

 

Age Requirements:

This course is recommended for adult and teen participants only. 

Dress Code Recommendations:

None. 

CLICK HERE FOR LOTION CLASS REGISTRATION FORM.

We do recommend pre-registration as class size is limited.  

 

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Contests

CONTESTS

Current contest - FREE STUFF soaping give away!  Win either a place at one of our classes or if you are too far away to join us, win 8 bars of soap!   

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Farm Production Totals

Wow...I'm WAY behind in posting totals.  I guess 2017 will be a better year.  ;)

2017

(last update 6/22/17)

Meat: 0

Vegetables/fruits: 48#

Eggs (chicken only):  1038

Honey: 0

Maple Syrup: 0 (this year is a bust)

Fiber: 2.94 oz

Babies born/hatched: 97

Jars into the pantry (dehydrated and canned): 16

Milk: 20+ gallons (I haven't been keeping track very well!)

New Additions:  12


2015

 

(last update 10/31/15)

 

Meat: 362#

Vegetables/Fruit: 551.88#

Eggs: 1918

Honey: 28#

Maple Syrup:  2 gallons

Angora Fiber:

Babies Born/hatched:  157

Jars into the pantry: 113

Milk: 16 gallons

New additons:  60 (plus a nuc of bees)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014

Meat: 240#

Vegetables/Fruit: Didn't keep track

Eggs: 3348

Honey: 1 pint

Maple Syrup: None

Angora Fiber: 5 oz

Babies Born/hatched: 168

Jars into the pantry: 150

Milk: 5 gallons