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Meet the Girls – Rebekah

It’s time for our second installment of meet the girls and our chosen girl is Rebekah. She is one of our senior does and her mom was Twilight (one of our first 3 girls). Rebekah is a chamoisee pattern with white and has some of the most beautiful blue eyes I have ever seen on a goat.

She is our current herd queen and likes to rule over everyone except her best bud, Tinkerbell. While she may not have quite as many antics as Tinkerbell, Rebekah has always been a character here at Wyldewood. If she thinks you have food or treats, she will be all in your space. If she thinks you might be considering catching her for something, then you will never get near her. In her younger days, we called her the Matrix goat. She was known to run along the wall in the barn and jump over the wall of the stalls to get away from you. Luckily, she has settled down quite a bit in her older years.

Rebekah’s other talent is teaching all of our dogs that they don’t want to go in the goat when we are working on things. Rebekah and her mother have made sure all of our dogs give the goats a very wide berth. She is usually the first to put any livestock guardian puppies in their place as well. She gets along great with our senior Great Pyrenees, Sam. He loves to be near the girls, but doesn’t get in their space so Rebekah tolerates him more than any other dog that has ever lived at Wyldewood.

Rebekah

We are hoping for some beautiful babies from Rebekah this spring and I am hoping for at least one girl that I can keep. I would love to have another girl with her beautiful blue eyes so I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed.

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Upcoming events for Wyldewood Soap Works

Christmas Soaping with Wyldewood

We are getting close to Christmas so there are not many more events on the calendar for us. Check out the links below for our last three events of the season. As always if you are not able to catch us out and about, you can always order online or message us.

Saturday, December 7th – Holiday Mart in Trenton, TN at the First Baptist Church. It is from 9am – 3pm and will have lots of great vendors set up.

Saturday, December 14th – Christmas on Main in Tiptonville, TN at the Tiptonville Main Street Center from 10am – 2pm.

Sunday, December 15th – Christmas Soaping with Wyldewood Soap Works will be at All Things Pie and More in Newbern from 1pm – 5pm. All Things Pie and More will have special treats and so will we! Free soap samples and I’m also planning on some other goodies.

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How to Make your Handmade Soap Last Longer

You’ve invested in some wonderful hand made soap, but how do you get the most out of that investment? We’ve compiled some of our favorite methods to help extend the life of your new bar of soap.

  1. Keep soap dry between uses. Your new bar is made from real soap and lots of skin loving oils. Since it is not made with detergents and extra hardeners, it will break down and dissolve if left in standing water. Investing in a good soap dish will allow that extra moisture to drain away. This lets your bar dry thoroughly between uses and will help extend the life of your soap. Check out the wooden soap dishes that we now carry. We also offer a premium wooden soap dish as well.Triangular Dish
  2. Save your scraps! If you are like me, you are not fond of using the tiny slivers at the end of your soap bar, but we do not want to waste any wonderful soap. My favorite solution is to use a soap saver bag. Simply drop in your soap scraps and tighten the drawstring. To use, wet the bag and use like a scrubby. I love the mild exfoliation from the bag too. Soap Saver
  3. Diluting your soap. I will admit that this is not a method that I use. I am a fan of bar soap all the way, but many people enjoy diluting their bar soaps. To do this, you just need to grate your bar of soap. Add approximately one ounce of grated soap to 1 cup of filtered water and leave overnight. The next day, stir until everything is well blended. To use, simply dip your washcloth into the mixture. Personally, I would recommend not letting this mixture sit around more than a few days unless you choose to add some kind of preservative.

So feel free to try any or all of the above ideas to help keep your soap investment lasting as long as possible.