Saturday, March 31, 2012

Soapy business

New in our farm products assortment these lovely soaps made with pure and fresh sheep and goat milk. For sale on our campsite.

Lots of lambs and work and sunshine

With Spring in the air and lambs in the barn, we have lots of work. First hard cheeses are ripening in our cellar and we have started eating the Camembert.
Winter rest is over and we enjoy it!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Multi-nippled ewe

Four nipples and even the smaller ones produce milk. Her two lambs nurse on all four.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Imperial potatoes

Just bought an early potato variety named Sissi in Hungary! However a short research on the internet showed that it is a German variety. I do not want to spoil my illusions - we will have imperial potatoes this spring.

Bosomy ladies

We have had a short brake with only four easy-care-goats kidding but within the next four days four sheep are expected to lamb. So baby watch duties are back on including checking at night if all goes well.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Gardening fever

Melting snow and the days growing longer give me serious gardening fever! The first onions have been planted and seeds sorted out - let the Spring begin.

Farm yard

Eight goat kids were born during the last two days and with nice sunny weather the whole group is outside with their mothers on our yard. We have a few days without sheep lambing so the goats can occupy the lamb pens at night.

Black & White

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Nine, ten and eleven

It is 7 - 4 in favor of the boys. But with more than half of our sheep still in lamb we hope we will get a few more girls. The first nine have moved back from the lambing pens to the group. It is running, drinking, jumping, playing all day..... till your are terrible tired and can sleep next to your mother (or serve as a pillow).

New home

Our third billy goat went to his new owner, we got a young goat with her kid for him in exchange. Quite a deal! He has a big herd of new ladies to take care of. And we are happy that he moved, his aggressive behavior wasn't appreciated especially for a guy of his size with big horns.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Farm Lazy brings lovely milk soaps on the market!

Our main goal of keeping sheep and goats is milking and making cheese. But we are always looking for ways to bring more innovative products from our wonderful animals. We have been working this winter to develop a line of fresh milk soaps.

Why putting milk in a soap bar? All milk contains natural emollients, vitamins and triglycerides that moisturize the skin. Goat milk specifically contains the reputed highly effective moisturizer capric-capryllic triglyceride. Sheep’s milk soap is the most luxurious of all because sheep’s milk is higher in butterfat, milk proteins, vitamins, and minerals than either cow or goat milk. People who use milk soap claim that it is far less drying and harsh than ordinary soap.

And what is special to 'Farm Lazy' milk soaps? We milk our own sheep and goats, which means we now exactly how the animals who produce the milk for our products are treated and also that we are using the best quality fresh milk available in our products. Our animals graze on pesticide-free pastures to make milk that is full of natural freshness - we have a personal relationship with all of our does and ewes and they are treated like part of the family!

Left: Grandma's sheep milk soap
A cleaning and lightly moisturizing soap. Sheep's milk contains lactic acid a natural, gentle, exfoliant that leaves skin glowing and soft.
Ingredients: sheep milk, saponified sodium lardate, lightly scented with essential oil of jasmine and rose.

Right: Garlic and herbs sheep milk soap
Great for everyday use for soft skin. May ease discomfort of itchy skin, psoriasis, eczema or acne.
Ingredients: sheep milk, saponified sodium lardate, saponified olive oil, rosemary, thyme, oregano, basil, garlic and lightly scented with essential oil of jasmine.

Also Available: Best buttermilk soap, Great goat milk soap, Furry felted soap, Sleepy St.Johns worth soap and Natural nettle soap all containing no water but fresh farm milk only. All our handmade soaps will be for sale on our campsite.