It seems as if birthing/kidding season has come upon me faster than I am mentally prepared for. I will be honest - at times, it becomes a bit stressful waiting and watching and checking on mothers due to kid - waiting to see "if it's the time and it's really happening now" kind of thing. This year, I decided to include 3 women (Gretchen Goldstein is always part of the team) to join me in the sacredness of goat birthing. I met with Fawn, Cindy and Laura yesterday - Gretchen and I chatted and explained various things that would/could be expected and we told them some of the things we'd have them participate in. Fawn's role is to photographically document this experience. Check Fawn's website out here.
Currently, as I give you a farm update, this is what I am viewing. Hazel is due first and we'd be happy if she waited until Tuesday - that would give her 145 days of gestation - 150 is normal.
Never in my life did I realize the amazing and beautiful benefits of plants - herbs and flowers for skin. As a grower, I feel even more connected to the direct source of the raw ingredients that are being grown, harvested, dried and soon to be infused into select oils for T S F Botanicals beauty blend - which will be formulated for our face serum.
This new formulating beauty lab we created continues to come alive with raw ingredients. Everyone I invite to "come and see" always remark about how "amazing it smells." It should smell amazing - it's beauty and earth and pure plant goodness. We are taking as many ingredients as possible straight from the farm for our formulation process. Needless to say, Jenni (my daughter/partner) are loving this.
We have just released our final cleansing bar in our collection. You're going to love it. It's Spring Water + Calendula Herbal Oil with notes of Geranium + Lavender. More info on this gentle cleansing bar is here.
Another part of life here at the farm is the supper piece - gathering at the longest farm table we have. All tickets sold for the March 16th supper and a few remain for April 13th. Tickets are here as well as info. We will be scheduling a Mother's Day Brunch and a Starlit Supper for May.