Our first two batches of goat’s milk soap are a success! A regular bar batch of lavender and a half-bar batch of English rose sandalwood. The entire house smells amazing. I can’t wait to test them in the shower!
Every so often where we are in Maryland, we get a day in the middle of winter that feels an awful lot like spring. The sun is out, the air is warm, and everyone tosses off their coats and basks in the glow. The ladies (and Mister Fluffybutt, our resident rooster) love being able to explore the yard and stretch their legs.
We know it won’t last, and soon we’ll be shivering again, but for now, we all breathe a sigh and enjoy the afternoon.
It may still be winter, but we’re already dreaming of spring here at the farm!
Yesterday we celebrated Imbolc, the festival that marks the halfway point between the winter solstice and spring equinox. That means that, even though it may still be cold, we’ve turned the corner towards spring. The world is still sleeping, but deep within the earth’s embrace, green things are starting to stir, their dreams turning towards the light.
Similarly, we are beginning our season of growth and renewal here at Twelve Winds Farm. We’re building our website (stay tuned)! We’re working on new soap recipes! We’re thinking of new and exciting ways to recycle old clothes and other fabrics into wonderful new things! We’re also planning our spring and summer festival appearances, so keep an eye out to see where you can come see us in person this year. Welcome to our world! We’re glad you’re here.