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So, how do we get over one ounce of goat milk into our soap?

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So, how do we get over one ounce of goat milk into our soap?

In case you've ever wondered what a soapmaker goes through to determine what kind of ingredients to add to their soap, we all use an online calculator. It saves us hours of math. We can either plug in little bits of leftover oils, and build the formula around that, or we can put in the amount of water or goat milk to see how much lye we have to add. Yes, you cannot make soap without the lye. You see, the lye, when mixed with either water or goat milk, and then mixed with the various oils, goes through a...

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Whew Oh! Got the store set up

Ok, I think the Shopify store s now set up and visible across several sales channels. It should be visible on Facebook, Pinterest, Messenger, etc. You can't imagine how I have struggled to get this done. A big shout out to the customer service reps at Shopify. Now you should be able to recommend that your friends go to FourCountryGals.com to purchase our products.

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We have begun making Traditional Mexican Caramel Sauce!

Finally, after months of letting our girls nurse their young, we have begun machine milking. So far, the girls are giving a reasonable amount of milk, with the results increasing daily. The girls anxiously await us as we approach the pen with the lead. "Oh, we're gonna go for a  walk. C'mon Cindy, I want to munch a little here and there." The girls have learned to jump up to the milking stand. Of course a bucket of oats and Chaffhaye doesn't hurt either. They wait for their teats to be washed with a solution of water infused with bleach...

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Future Breeding Stock

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These little breeders were all born this year, and we're expecting quite a bit of milk from them next year. It takes a full year for the girls to be ready. So, these were born in late January and early February. They will be be bred this fall and have their babies next spring. When the babies are weaned, we get the rest of their milk.  The one standing with her front feet on the feeder is Kimber Leigh. The all black is called Willow and the only buck is in the back (tri-color). His name is Brutus. There are...

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A Long Time Coming

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A Long Time Coming

Would you believe? We have a store!  Yes, finally, I've gotten all this stuff into my very thick head, sat down and forced myself to create our store.  You can now purchase directly from us, simply using your credit card. So have at it. We'll ship out within 48 hours of receiving your order, by USPS (Priority Mail). Have fun shopping!

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