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Farm Name: Firefly Creek

Year Farm Established: 1987

Location: Ellsinore, MO

Years I’ve been farming: 28 years

Animals I raise: Nigerian Dwarf Goats

Crops I grow: Hazelnuts

Hobbies I enjoy: Gardening, Growing vegetables, fruit and herbs, knitting and making windows occasionally. This year I started a new hobby making goats milk soap. It's really fun. We sell at the Downtown Poplar Bluff Farmer's Market right next to the railroad tracks. Milkin' the dairy does is also something I enjoy. It's like reaping the fruits of your labors to bring your family and others wholesome goodness. "Fresh Raw Milk" There's no better food in my opinion.

Club/Associations memberships: American Dairy Goat Association
Downtown Poplar Bluff Farmer's Market
http://SoapInn. etsy.com

The proudest moment on my farm: When our new kids arrived this Spring.

Pets: Turkey

Farm Blog
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  In an effort to improve our website for our visitors, we will be changing some of our service providers. We do not expect to experience any technical difficulties. However, if you are unable to access our website, please be assured it will be temporary as we transition to the new service. 10/19/2013 12:00.00 AM  
  The Downtown Farmer's Market
We've sold some of our Nigerian Goat Milk Soaps today at the Farmer's market. We really enjoyed talking with our customer's and telling them about our soap. We also sold some flowers and vegies. It was a good day and we met some really nice vendors.

Come visit me, Firefly Creek.

07/12/2013 06:37.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Goat Milk Soapin'
We're up on Etsy.com as Firefly Creek Farm. We're selling our handmade goat milk soaps here. We also sell at our local Farmer's Market every Tuesday & Friday from 2-8 p.m. and then the first Saturday of the month. We also have a facebook page that we go into detail about how we make the soap and what we're doing on the farm. There's even pictures of me milking our goats; it's not a vanity shot; believe me; just showing my method of milking the Nigerians. We're thinking of puttin' in a couple of videos of our hobby farm soon. We're busy every day and have our work cut out for us but I'm going to try to not neglect my blogs and visit them every Saturday evening from now on; we hope you'll friend us on our facebook page and visit our Etsy shop. Thanks a Bunch! Firefly Creek +down at the+ Farm

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07/10/2013 11:29.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Firefly Creek Soap
I have several batches of soap made from our Nigerian Goats. My soaps are made using extra-virgin coconut and olive oils and unrefined and organic oils. Our goats are raised on organic dairy mix rations which include; oats, barley, rye, red clover, crimped corn, soy meal and loose minerals, pasture and alfalfa. They have made some wonderful milk which is triple filtered on the spot and inside a glass jar lined with a freezer bag and surrounded by an ice bath. I have pure unscented and uncolored goat milk soaps and honey with colloidal oatmeal. I also have made two varieties of shave soap, Pure Castille Soap, Glycerin Tea Tree Soap, A shampoo/body bar, hand milled milky goat soap with cornflower petals. A Rhassoul Clay soap. I'm planning on making some soap incorporated with my Cornflower infusion, Red Clover infusion, Rose infusion and Honeysuckle infusion from the various farm flowers I have grown organically. In addition to these I have all natural honey-beeswax lip balms and bath bombs with rose oil and rose petals that are dried without chemicals. We are planning to take these items to the Farmer's Market in Van Buren, Missouri on July 6th and at the Farmer's Market in Poplar Bluff, MO

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06/27/2013 04:17.03 PM Report This Comment  
  I also make goat milk soap. Isn't it amazing? I sell it at our local farmer's market. We also drink the milk but we've never had enough to make cheese. This year we will, as I have ten does due to kidd starting in February. It's shaping up to be a busy spring. And to think we started with one dairy goat, Emma because our child was allergic to cows milk.

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01/08/2013 05:37.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Love your photo's
How are you doing with your Hazel nut grove? I'm supposed to be getting my first trees sometime this month or next. Any suggestions would be helpful.

Good luck with your farm.

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11/22/2012 04:51.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Goat Milk Soap
It takes a little better than three weeks for the bars to cure and there's a great recipe in Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats.

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11/14/2012 05:48.11 AM Report This Comment  
  How long does it take for goat soap to cure?

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11/13/2012 06:55.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Welcome, do you seel your soaps?

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11/09/2012 08:22.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Our Farm
I was raised on a farm in California and my grandparents grew and managed much of the citrus groves of the Central Valley. I had the privilege of helping grow and manage the trees and help out with the farm animals which helped sustain our living.

After living in the city for twelve years I knew we weren't happy, so we took the time to relocate to the country where we purchased a small peice of land and now we are managing it with gardens to sustain us and growing Hazelnuts. We are now raising Nigerian Dairy Goats to make rich Chevre and other cheeses as well and we will be making soaps which will help out our small child condition her sensitive skin.

We love the Hobby Farm Life.

Come visit me, Firefly Creek.

11/08/2012 11:13.04 AM Report This Comment  


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