Hello to you all!
I want to share a slice of EB Ranch life with you all. A day condensed into a paragraph or two. Just to show you all how determined I am to make the goat milk soap business work for myself! It's not easy, and there is always a lot of juggling involved....
A typical day on EB Ranch starts off with chores. Chores can take anywhere from 15 minutes to well over an hour. At the moment I am not milking any goats, so chores are short. But I still have to feed all the goats, chickens, geese, ducks and turkeys. Not to mention all the inside critters, 2 dogs and 5 cats! I do have one doe due to kid in late November, I'm pretty excited!
Then I either get ready for my other job, which is working on a fantastic CSA farm, or get ready and start organizing my day on the farm. This usually entails going over the ever morphing TO-DO LIST and prioritizing my day. Pretty soon the quarterly goat hoof trimming is due to be done. Plus moving the goats to a new pasture, getting garlic ready to be planted, and preparing to make MORE SOAP!
My lye was back-ordered for about 2 weeks which put me behind in production. But I finally got the lye on Thursday, so Friday I spent half the day making soap.. Remember, it takes 3-4 weeks for the soap to cure, so when my orders get backed up my whole system can be thrown for a loop! Not to mention I ordered 70 pounds of lye which makes me nervous! I keep it in a very safe spot FYI. I also spend a lot of time labeling soap and getting it ready for farmers markets, retail stores, or online orders. This is always a bit of a juggling act, making sure everybody gets what they ordered and my online store stays up to date. Plus it's important to make sure folks have a variety of soaps to select from at markets. This weekend I unveiled the seasonal Ginger Pumpkin scent to people and they LOVED it!
Not only am I writing this so you all can know what a day in the life of is like on EB Ranch, I'm also saying thanks for the funding that has happened so far. When this kickstarter meets it's goal, many of these issues with not having enough back-stock and juggling soap around will no longer be issues. That's because these funds will go toward a BUNCH of new molds and shelving space to cure the soaps. As well as a bigger work station and more bulk oils and supplies. I'm so excited to move forward with this business, and it's all thanks to you all!
If you get a chance, please share this kickstarter campaign. The momentum has been great and I would LOVE to keep it going.
Thanks again, and a special thanks to these backers!!!!!!
Born and raised in a small town, then moved back to the same small town. Jill of many trades and happy to be so.