I’ve been meaning to write a blog for a long while, but with lockdown and life getting in the way it’s not been that easy. I hope everyone is keeping well at this weird time. Since my last blog, months ago – lots has happened here.
The most exciting thing was the pitter patter of 8 tiny hooves – or two tiny goats to be more precise.
Sebastian and Willow were born on Easter Monday. We just missed the action by a few minutes. When we came down in the morning to check on Eunice and Blue, we were delighted to find two beautiful kids. A boy and a girl which are the most beautiful colour. We were convinced Eunice would have only one, so we were over the moon when we found two gorgeous little ones.
It has all been a huge learning curve for us all. We were fairly new to goats, let alone new baby ones. Things have gone fairly smoothly (touching wood). We took the kids to the vets to have their horns removed which I hadn’t realised was quite so traumatic – more so for me than them I must point out. But it is necessary with pet goats, for their own safety and ours. Especially having a two year old who loves spending time looking after our animals, we can’t risk any injuries.
They have settled into life here at the barn and are outside most days enjoying their paddock. They aren’t fans of rain though so with this unsettled weather recently they enjoy spending time indoors too.
We are missing the markets at the moment, we love meeting customers and chatting about our soaps and goats so this has been quite a change for us. What that has meant though is an increase in online sales which has kept us busy these last few months. We were looking forward to a few of the big country shows again this summer too which has obviously had to change.
Going forward we are looking forward to markets and other events starting up again (when the time is right).
We’ve been working on ‘Subscription Boxes’ recently. These can be monthly or every other month. They consist of a box with three soaps plus a free little gift each month. Delivered to your door each month so no need to remember to order your soaps, they will be there. One less thing to worry about and the subscriptions can be ended at any time, there is no minimum term. The boxes will come with a variety of soaps each month, or can be customised to your own specification. These are just £12 per month and that includes delivery.
Please email me directly to order these or for any further information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bye for now
Jane, Eunice & Blue