Udder Nature

Handcrafted Goats Milk Soap


A little about soap, a little about goats, and a lot about the mundane life of a dairy goat farmer!

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Craft Show in Sandusky

Posted by Stazha on December 3, 2011 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

  My daughter and I are spending the afternoon at a craft show in Sandusky. The proceeds go to the Sandusky High School band. I have public access internet here but am unable to access Facebook. Is that a common school protocol? I'll assume it is. This inconvenience has prompted me to blog instead since my phone is waiting for a new SIM card due to several malnutritional functions there.  My blog feeds right into my Facebook fanpage so it is the only way to let m...

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A New Face

Posted by Stazha on August 21, 2011 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

  I've been searching for a way to add to the look of my soaps that politely says "Goat Milk" without being too complex and I finally selected one that I like.

 I see a lot of other soapers use a mold for their goat's milk soaps, where the soap itself is shaped like a goat or have the words 'Goat Milk' imprinted from the mold. It's nice but it didn't quite grab me. Plus, the molds I use are my v...

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Cheers to Beer!

Posted by Stazha on August 17, 2011 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Beer. It's best cold. The more you drink, the faster it goes down. It feels great in the shower.

Wait a second...What? No, really! I've read up on it and beer makes a terrific bar of soap! So I gave it a try and it does look nice. It doesn't smell like beer but neither do the milk soaps smell like milk. And that's a good thing because no one really wants to go around, all clean and spiffy, smelling like either! ...

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Spring Finale

Posted by Stazha on June 8, 2011 at 8:14 AM Comments comments (0)

Our spring season has finished off well with the arrival of 2 more little does. Leave it to Lilly to take as long as she possibly can to show them off to us! Much to my surprise, they were twins and not triplets.  She carries so large, it's really quite a guessing game.

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Wide Load!

Posted by Dodger on June 1, 2011 at 12:59 PM Comments comments (0)

Lilly is the fattest goat on our farm. And boy, is she fat! My lady says she will have babies any day now. I cannot wait for more babies! And Lilly told me she can't wait either. I watched her get up one morning and it took her a very long time!! She moaned and groaned so much that I thought the babies were coming! But she was just trying to get ...

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The Ducky Jail

Posted by Dodger on May 12, 2011 at 9:09 PM Comments comments (0)

The ducks got too big for the basement. My lady put them outside. I was so happy to get to play with them outside! They quacked and quacked when they put their funny feet in the grass. But they was tricked! The ducks have a fence around them and they could not play with me. They were bummed.

Someday, when my lady isn't loo...

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Belle Said No!

Posted by Dodger on May 4, 2011 at 9:58 AM Comments comments (2)

I have found more friends on my ladies farm. They are rabbits! They are sooo cute and they will play good! My lady let me see one real close. I like the rabbits!

My friend Belle is a good friend. My lady says she is old but I think Belle is not old. Sometimes she likes to play with me and sometimes, she does ...

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Her Name Is Lilly

Posted by Dodger on April 26, 2011 at 12:08 PM Comments comments (0)

My lady put me on a leash this week. She says I am in training. That means I am in trouble. I cannot chase the goats when I am on the leash. My lady put me on the leash and then she put me on the goat's picnic table. Maybe I am in training to be a watch dog. I would be a good herd dog! But I watched the goats. I did not chase them.

One goat said hello! Her name is Lilly. She is a nice goat. She said she likes my lady. She asked me if I was a wolf! I ...

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Photo Quotes!

Posted by Stazha on April 26, 2011 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

      Play along and quote this photo!

Our Spring Line-Up

Posted by Stazha on April 23, 2011 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

    If I plan it right, and this year I did pretty good, when the grass starts turning green, baby goats are born.  If Mother Nature cooperates, there is seldom much snowing left to do by the first day of spring. For me, February is too early. It has to be March, preferably late March. That means making the girls wait until after Halloween to visit their buck! No one likes the wait but no one likes frostbit ears and kids born during...

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The Ducks

Posted by Dodger on April 20, 2011 at 1:54 PM Comments comments (0)


 My boy got ducks a couple weeks ago. They are cute and they are wiggly! They are in the basement. I like the basement. But I do not like the stairs. I am too small for the steep stairs. Today, my lady carried me down the stairs and I got to see the ducks. They are big! If I could grow that fast, I would be big!

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Hi there!

Posted by Dodger on April 20, 2011 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi, my name is Dodger and I am a young Shih Tzu boy.

I live with a family that raises goats! At first, I was afraid of the goats. But now, I just wanna eat some goat legs! I get yelled at for that! Especially if I chase the baby goats cuz then the momma's chase me back and that makes me happy! So I chase more and then I REALLY get yelled at! Yesturday, my lady caught me and carried me to the house to stay inside while she finished the chores. I was bummed.

Those momma goats are f...

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Success is Sweet!

Posted by Stazha on October 11, 2010 at 11:32 AM Comments comments (0)

I attended the Tuscola County Pumpkin Festival this past weekend and had a great time!  Thank you to everyone that came by my booth!  It was a successful weekend and the weather was fantastic!

 And I always enjoy decorating for this season...see my Soap Witch on the right?

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100th Batch!!

Posted by Stazha on September 22, 2010 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (1)

 I mixed and poured my 100th batch of soap this week since I began my 'Udder Nature' journey. My month has been full of the usual restocking plus thinking ahead to the holidays. I've been picking through venues and festivals to sell at too. The Tuscola County Pumpkin Festival is the first one up, it will be October 8th, 9th and 10th in Caro. I'll be there peddling my wares on Friday and Saturday.

 On top of the soaping, there's so much more going on! The rest...

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Sensory Overload

Posted by Stazha on September 9, 2010 at 7:51 AM Comments comments (0)

 The house smells wonderful as I continue to make new scents! With the holidays coming up, I've gladly been experimenting with those edible scents that smell so good, I can't help but smile! On the drying rack, I've got "Peppermint", "Chocolate", "Cranberry", a collaboration of baking spices I've named "Yule" and a combination of peppermint and chocolate that I've named "Merry Christmas". There's also a new scent called "Snowstorm Berries" that I...

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Gracious Garden

Posted by Stazha on August 21, 2010 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

 Every year, we plant all sorts of delicious hopes in the garden. And while it seems we get too busy to keep the weeds down, we always find lots of treasures that we forgot we planted because we didn't see them hiding under all those weeds!

 Mason and I were trudging through recently when we came across this dandy surprize.  We've planted watermelon before but have never had much success. The ...

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A Review

Posted by Stazha on August 21, 2010 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

 I am happy to report that my soap has made it to a product review on Miss RJ's site, Virtuous Girlhood.  And the review was a kind one!  Whew!

You can read it here!

 A big Thank You to the contributers of Virtuous Girlhood for working with me on this new e...

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New Additions

Posted by Stazha on July 22, 2010 at 3:44 PM Comments comments (1)

 After much pleading and promises of continued enthusiasm, my daughter, Erin, has her rabbit. But what was planned to be just one is now six. Boy, they really do multiply quickly! Actually, my sister-in-law opted to sell her herd of Californian rabbits right when we were in the midst of negotiations with Erin. How convenient for both of them! hehe

 I think Erin had thoughts of adorable, floppy-eared, fuz...

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Posted by Stazha on July 15, 2010 at 2:58 PM Comments comments (1)

  Nightshade. Some call it Bella Donna. I call it deadly. The variety around my home is either Common Nightshade or Eastern Black Nightshade. It's a pretty little weed with white or purple flowers and it's related to the potato and tomato. It looks like a tomato plant too, but the fruit are small and black. Each berry is loaded with tiny little seeds.

 Nightshade is the suspected culprit in the p...

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Olive Oil

Posted by Stazha on June 23, 2010 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

 Homer called olive oil "liquid gold" and it 's pretty much the superstar of oils, both for food consumption and for soap making, and it has been used for centuries in both applications. Olive oil was (and is still) used as a direct skin cleanser. According to ExploreCrete.com, the Egyptians used it to remove dirt from their skin by applying the oil and ...

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