Hand made soap

Thursday September 21, 2017

Thursday September 21, 2017  The new soaps are all cured and ready to sell, so today I'll be labelling and wrapping them.  We have a new scent this year that is classic vanilla and it smells divine.  The soap has cured into a dark brown which is what will happen…
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Monday September 11, 2017

Monday September 11, 2017   I find that spinning and knitting help me deal with stress.  When the 9-11 tragedy struck 16 years ago, I remember spinning yarn like crazy while I listened to the radio.  Yesterday I knitted as I waited for news of Hurricane Irma and our Florida friends…
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Saturday September 9, 2017

Saturday September 9, 2017  Our thoughts and prayers are with all our friends who call Florida home as Hurricane Irma moves toward the coast.  Most have left the state, but some have too many animals and are going to stay. I can't imagine having to make that choice. I'm afraid…
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Thursday August 31, 2017

Thursday August 31, 2017  Farewell to August, month of too much heat and abundant flies.  ick.  We usually see our first frost in early September and I'm ready! The trees in Parley's Canyon are already starting to change and that makes me happy. It also makes me realize how much…
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August 24, 2017

Thursday August 24, 2017  One month from today we'll be in the middle of our Fall Open Barn Days! Always a fun time to see so many people at the ranch but lots of preparation goes into it. I'll start making my fall soaps next week and we're bringing back…
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We’re open today!

Saturday, February 11, 2017  It's Mid-Winter open barn day! We did get a few inches of fresh snow overnight, and everything looks beautiful. We'll do our best to clear paths for people, but please wear boots if you plan to walk to see the animals. The snowplow has already been down our road and…
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It’s melting!

Thursday, February 9, 2017  More melting!  Yesterday I even saw a little of the driveway appear. The pastures still have feet of snow on them, but the foot paths are looking hopeful. Two more batches of soap are ready for Yaya's Yarn Barn - Yuzu and Lemon Sugar, mmmm it will smell wonderful out there! I'll…
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Thank you!

Saturday, February 4, 2017  A big thank you to everyone who placed orders in the online store yesterday! We also had good sales in right here at the ranch inside Yaya's Yarn Barn. Thank you! The shipping department will be in full swing today as I try to get all items packaged and ready…
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February 3, 2017

Friday, February 3, 2017  The forecast is for more snow today. As long as it's measured in inches and not feet, we can handle it. I'm adding many of my new soaps to the online store today, many hats and yarns are all ready to ship. If you have any feedback on the new…
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January 22

Sunday, January 22, 2017  Today the mud room smells divine.  Soap curing now includes oatmeal milk and honey, lavender, alpaca spice and a new favorite: honeysuckle. I have 2 more batches planned for next week and then the shelves will be filled again. :) Who do I make soap you ask?  Because it's what we use!…
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We’re Open today!

Saturday, December 17, 2016  Today we'll be open from 1:00 - 4:00 for our Holiday Open House.  Yes, it is very c o l d today, but we have heaters in Yaya's Yarn Barn and we'll have the fire pit going in the barnyard. The snow has stopped and Ed will plow the driveway before…
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Too quiet

Friday, December 2, 2016 Waking up in a quiet house this morning seems strange instead of normal. The kids are on their way back to Laos and since we just made that trip, I have great empathy for how long it will take them to get home. But we made many memories ...…
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Small Business Saturday!

Saturday, November 26, 2016  It's Small Business Saturday today! There are small businesses open and hoping you'll stop in and see them all over the USA today. Maybe you could find one and give them a little support? And if you happen to live in northern Utah, consider stopping in here!  We are probably one of…
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Almost the weekend!

Friday, September 23, 2016  It looks like the rain has caused some issue with the cam, I'll try to get that working again today. Last minute stuff will keep me busy today but I'm feeling excited to share this place with all our friends and new visitors this weekend. More rain for today but the forecast for the…
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