Have I entered the world of Little House on the Prairie? On a rainy day last week, I decided to make soap. No, I didn't use animal fats—I'm not that hardcore—but I did pick some fresh lemon balm, oregano, and sage from our herb garden to add to the concoction.
I cut off a piece of soap brick from our handy soap-making kit (Life of the Party: Moisturizing Clear Glycerin Soap) and melted it using a double boiler method (put a glass bowl over a saucepan).
I added the herbs to bowls...
...and poured the melted soap into them. After they dry, I have the perfect gift for my parents :)
Very excited to announce our new partnership with DiPrinzio’s Kitchen in Clayton! The fine-dining Italian restaurant and catering company is saving all its table scraps to be used as Better Farm’s gardens and fed to the pigs and chickens. Big ups to @mollicathebaker for facilitating this fabulous new project!
Neigh-bors Riddler, Blaze and Red enjoying the breakfast buffet.
Sunday Funday with Buffalo the alpaca.
Nice haul today from a standing dead oak tree. #woodstoveseason
Somebody is SO EXCITED about all this fresh, organic hay! Thanks to everyone near and far who generously made donations to keep the hay supply flush alllllll winter long. Better Farm and all its beautiful beasts love you! 🐓🐖🦒🐴🦆🐥
Future’s so bright 😎
Day One of solar install complete!
Nobody digs a late-January thaw like Better Farm’s ducks. #youquackmeup #justducky
Celebrating #bootleggersday with some #templetonrye and Prohibition-era music all afternoon on Better Radio that would do any flapper, rum-runner, jazz musician or gangster proud.
“The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.” -Charles Darwin
Inter-species hang sesh today, celebrating weather that fell on the right side of zero, finally.
In the winter, animals living at Better Farm consume at least one round bale of organic hay each week. One great way to support the work we do is to help us deliver top quality nutrition to the 15 large animals who have found sanctuary here. Bales are $25 each — you can donate one at www.betterfarm.org/shop