If They Could Talk!

Thought that since it is a rainy day here and not much to Blog about, I’d post a couple of pictures. I’ve added my take on what they might be saying or thinking just to jazz it up a bit. I hope you enjoy!

"I know I'll get caught but that grass sure is greener!"

"I know I'll get caught but that grass sure is greener!"

"Please don't make me get up..it's time for a little me time!"

"Please don't make me get up..it's time for a little me time!"

"I've got to do something..even if it's bad!"

"I've got to do something..even if it's bad!"

"Are you kidding???"

"Are you kidding???"

"I'm giving you my mean look..run damnit!"

"I'm giving you my mean look..run damnit!"

" Oh dear Lord, what on earth is that dog doing?"

" Oh dear Lord, what on earth is that dog doing?"

" Naomi: You're really comfortable! Ashley: Why me?"

" Naomi: You're really comfortable! Ashley: Why me?"

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…I love this life! Everyday there is so much to do and at times it gets to be overwhelming but all I need to do is spend some time with the critters and I remember why it is all worthwhile.

On a business note. I’ve received countless emails questioning why our lotions are not available on our website right now. Well that’s an easy one..they are all sold out. Next week I’ll be making up new batches and once they are ready, I’ll bring the inventory on the website up.  Crazy season is upon us from now until December 24th, so inventory figures are subject to change by the minute.

Until tomorrow..speaking of tomorrow, it’s Friday, that means Fiber Art’s Friday..be sure to join in. Have a good evening!

Shipment Updates & Co-op

For people who are waiting on shipments from us, they will go out this week. Sorry for the delay. It’s been a bit nuts here trying to get CSA orders shipped and dealing with soap cure time being off schedule but we’re getting it under control.

There are many of you who follow this blog that are members in the Fall Line Farms Co-op and have been our devoted customers since it began last November. I wanted to let you know that we will no longer be participating in the Co-op as a Producer. There many reasons why and this is not the venue to explain but I did want to let you all know that you can always order our products direct from us and delivery to the Richmond Virginia area will be free. Also, you can stop by the retail outlets we have  and find our full line of products, except the Wool/Alpaca Socks, they would need to be ordered direct through us. Email us breezehillfarm@verizon.net for a list of retail outlets or any questions you may have.

I will keep you all updated on events that we will be participating in between now and Christmas. You already know what great gifts our goats milk soap, lotions and socks make – and they don’t break the bank! Please know how much we value your business and want to keep as many of you as customers as we can.

Speaking of products and business, I need to get to work on making soap and lotion today. Orders are backing up again.

General Catching Up

Before I get too wound up in my Blog post I want to share something with everyone that I read this morning from Alpaca Farm Girl Blog http://networkedblogs.com/p10606724?ref=nf and it oh so true of the life of the farmer. Read it and maybe you’ll understand more about what our lives are like. Be sure to leave Katy a comment with well wishes for little Pippi, that she gains strength each day and will be in the pasture with her Mom soon.

What a beautiful morning! Nice and cool, 56 degrees to be exact, sun shining bright and low humidity. Can’t believe this is Virginia the 2nd day of September. Not to worry though, by the weekend it will be 90 degrees again. Don’t know why we’ve been blessed with this couple day cool snap but I for one could not appreciate it more. The prelude to Fall always makes me happy because that means Winter is not far behind! Between all of the acorns and how quickly the sheep fleeces have grown since shearing in the Spring, we may be looking at a hard Winter this year. These two things are usually a good sign of that.

The late garden is looking fantastic! Every tomato plant is covered with tomatoes that should be ripe by the end of the months and the peppers – Wow! Aside from the typical Bell Pepper, we planted Chocolate and Orange Bells and Jimmy Nardello’s. Lat weekend at a Farmer’s Market, I bought a couple of the JN’s to try…can’t wait for our to rippen. The early garden has pretty much finished it’s thing, except for the tomatoes. With this lul in harvest, I’m taking advantage of harvesting seeds for next year.

Well, our new sheep additions are getting closer to their arrival time. I can’t wait! Adding Icelandic’s to our existing flock should make fiber harvest interesting. These new girls will be ready for their Fall shearing when they arrive, so we should get several pounds of fiber from them. This will also be a new thing for us, our sheep are only shorn annually. It’s nice to add something new.

I’ve got to get goats milk soap and lotion deliveries ready for tomorrow and as of about 20 minutes ago, we have another new retail outlet, Ashwood Gardens & Nursery in Ashland, VA, so I need to get their delivery ready too. Welcome to the Breeze Hill Farm family Charlie & Terry Blair, owners of Ashwood Gardens!

There are still a few more days to make comments on the “Giveaway” post from last Friday.

Have a great day!

Another Giveaway In The Near Future

Well, I have found now that I just need to give more time when I do the next Giveaway. Lucky for my two winners but a lot of our customers and friends want more Giveaways so they can get their names in the hat to win Goats Milk Soap and more. This week, I will announce another Giveaway so keep your eyes open for it. I will also make sure there are pictures of the product too! I love the emails I’ve gotten after the fact and have encouraged everyone to hold their comments until the next one. I like doing this because there are many people who have never used goats milk products and it’s a great way for them to try and see what they think. Not all contests will be for goats milk products though, we will also have fiber related contest too. So keep an eye out.

Over this past weekend I pulled out the dye pot and started my annual creations in color. Apparently, the new colors I’ve come up with are very desirable because one of my friends was here and she bought everything I had done. Guess what? I forgot to take pictures and she’s on her way back to Japan. As soon as she gets home, I will get her to photograph the yarns so I can post them for everyone to see. At least I wrote down the dyes I used so I can duplicate. See, when I say I’ve been crazy busy, I mean it.

Today, it’s soap making day. My girls (goats) are still giving me lots of milk so I’m not only making for sale now but stock piling for the Holiday season. Last year we rocked over the holiday buying season. If current sales are any indication, we will be rocking in double time this year. Bring it on!

Have a great day!

We Have Two Winners!

Since participation was so low in this giveaway, we decided to award wins to both who commented. Here they are:

Aik

This sounds great! I’ve never tried Goat’s Milk products before.

and

Jayne Salo

I’m really enjoying the products this summer as a member of Fall Line Farms. It’s been a lot of fun and I love everything I’ve tried so far! Stocking up for Christmas gifts too.

If you both could email me I can get your Goats Milk Lotion and Goats Milk Soap shipped out the same day. Jayne, your winnings will be at your pickup point for the Co-op on Thursday.

Thank you both for participating in our first Giveaway. Though the response was poor, we will be doing this frequently and not just Goats milk products but Fiber related items as well. So, be sure to check back to the Blog often.

Congrats!!