Cost $35. per person
Saturday August 17, 2013 at 1pm
We are hosting a Soap Making Class! In this class we will make a simple goats milk soap step by step in the crockpot, we will put together homemade laundry detergent and also make some baby wipes. You will take
home some goat milk to get you started at home along with a small amount of laundry detergent to sample. Please feel free to contact Kelli by phone or email to sign up. We are limiting this class to 10 people due to space
so call as soon as possible. After the class we will take a tour of our farm, see the animals and visit the market.This is expected to last until about 5pm. Thanks!!
email@example.com or by phone 864-958-2498 (please call in the evening)
You may have seen in some other of our blog post that we are in a partnership with some other Devon breeders called Traditional Devon. And, that we had some embryos brought over from england a few years ago. Well, 2 of the bulls were finally ready to ween off and we brought them back to our farm (they were in Georgia). So here are TDA 8 and TDA 9. Welcome to South Carolina!
This is TDA 8
And here is TDA 9
We are proud to have Amy Neff and family of Newport Va. as new Devon owners/breeders with a starter herd from Walker Century Farms. They will be the nucleus of a strong future herd.
Nancy and Amy looking at the cows
People have been asking about honey lately. We do have honey that we have bought from Eden Acres (we also carry jams and jellies made by them). And, this honey is from hives in Upstate SC. As to our own honey we will have some later in the year. Unfortunately, I have some bad news about our bees.
The bees did not come through the winter too well this year. Out of the 13 hives we have we lost 8. Many people have asked me "why". Well, that's an answer a lot of people (besides me) want to know. The truth is there are several factors. There are some different pests that are affecting bees, pests that were not in the US ten years or so ago. Some diseases that have made they're way to the US. And, some evidence that new pesticides are part of the problem.
We are working to build up our hives, looking into some new management techniques, and getting some hardier breeds of bees. Luckily the hives we have left are looking strong and healthy.
Also, it seems that Spring is just not yet ready to start. The cold has kept the queens from really laying well and also there are less flowers right now. Most likely it will be June before we have any honey to extract. So, check back aroun