Friday, June 19, 2009

Sumptuous Summer Fruit


Home grown organic blackberries!
We have found that the old fashioned berries that have thorns,
taste much better than the thornless varieties.
A late freeze cut our bounty by half.

It is getting to the end of Blackberry season…

….but what a treasure hunt!

Happy eating!


Fresh, home grown, organic peaches.

The harvest wasn't bountiful this year.
A very wet Spring, couldn't spray for the brown rot problem. =(

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Some of our Soap....want Some?

~ Eight of our basic soaps ~
(check back this fall for some of our more popular kinds -
just in time for holiday gifts!)
~Goat's milk, Oatmeal, Lemon Poppyseed, Baking Soda,
Old Fashioned Sulphur, E.M. Soap,
Refreshing Mint and American Castile~

Right now we have: Goat's milk, Oatmeal, Baking Soda, Old Fashioned Sulphur, E.M. Soap, American Castile (vegetarian), Refreshing Mint and Lemon Poppyseed (this is a scurbby soap with poppyseeds and corn grits). Only the Lemon Poppyseed and Refreshing Mint have any essential oils for fragrance, but it's very faint. The others all just smell like the ingredients we use - no added scents. These are all made with tallow, coconut oil, olive oil, rice bran oil, castor oil and avocado oil. All very good for the skin, mild and moisturizing.

Later in the year we'll have more to choose from. Like, we make a Barbershop Quartet that smells similar to Bay Rum and we'll have some floral scented ones as well as orange. Most of them only use natural essential oils, there is one exception, the Barbershop Quartet uses a little fragrance oil as well as the essential oils.

We charge $3 per bar (except the EM - it's $4), they are usually around 3-4 ounces and very long lasting if you don't let them it in a puddle! If we mail the order we just charge the actual shipping cost plus $1.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Rehoboth Ranch Field Day/Open House May 16th, 2009

First of all, we would like to thank the Hutchins family for inviting us back. Thank you to all who braved the cool, wet weather and came on out anyway! We met some really nice folks!

Adrienne McKee and Friday Hutchins in the Dunbar Creek Mercantile booth!

Debbie McKee with some of our homemade soaps on display.

The weather was soooo damp, the soap all got sticky!
No one seemed to mind too much!

We made 16 batches of bread dough!!!! Whew!!!

You can smell the butter and cheese, can't you?????
(Our famous Farmhouse Potato Jalapeno-Cheddar Bread)

Our best seller, Cinnamon Swirl Kefir Bread!! (adapted from Sally Fallon's Nourishing Traditions Cookbook, Buttermilk Bread recipe)

Farmhouse White Potato Rolls,
featured with Rehoboth Ranch smoked ham sandwich.
We made 233 of these babies, total!!!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Rehoboth Ranch Field Day 2007

Some of our handmade soaps for sale. We had a pot of just made soap for people to stir and look at. We also had posters with photos of the soapmaking process. What an exhausting day, but we met lots of great people!