Kricklewood Farm » Goat Milk Soap

By: Kricklewood Farm  09-12-2011

Next to Sunflowers, probably my favourite flower,  I  find Calendula to offer their own more subtle bit of sunshine.  The range of colours in ‘Calendula officinalis’, an heirloom with origins in the 13th century  is quite special, from pale yellow to intense orange.    Herbalists consider Calendula one of the most effective remedies for skin problems, due to its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.  It is also considered an exceptional skin conditioner.

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Kricklewood Farm » Sunflowers

We recently discovered a farm in Quebec that is producing cold-pressed organic Sunflower Oil and just tasting it has been an inspiration to try doing our own. Sunflowers have always been my favourite flower and seeing a field of them while growing up in Manitoba was a sight that is not easily forgotten. We are offering this oil at the farm gate and markets as a way to gauge the reaction in anticipation of our own production.


Kricklewood Farm » Workshops

For the first workshop, participants will learn the cold process method of soap making and see how combining goat milk, a variety of fats, lye, herbs and essential oils will give a high quality all natural bar of soap. The session will begin with a lesson in hand milking so bring along your rubber boots. We’re now pleased to be offering workshops at Kricklewood Farm.


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Kricklewood Farm » Dairy Goats

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Kricklewood Farm » Ducks

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