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September 22, 2013

leaf peeper Jack

supervisor Oliver

Caity Bug who hates photos

Emerson resting

some of our new products

more of our new products

All-in-all it was a beautiful weekend.  We went back to upper 70's for the temp's both Friday and Saturday, my garden received a beautiful shower Saturday night, and today the air is going back to a crisp Fall air.

Cobble Hill Handcrafted Soap Etsy store is now open!  Hooray!!  It feels as though it took forever but it's finally getting there.  Soap won't be ready until the end of October/beginning of November, but the luxurious hand and body lotion as well as lip balm {with Shea butter} is ready.  Body butter, Shea Butter Lotion Bars and Salt & Sugar Scrubs are coming soon.

A couple of weeks ago J told me he felt he needed a title within the business.  I appointed him Vice President.  Guess who the Vice President answers to.......  I'm now questioning my decision since within one week of being appointed he requested his own office, a bonus and an assistant.  I don't think I can afford him.  :-)

Even though I joke about not being able to afford J he certainly contributes his talents.  He's been helping make soap, has made additional molds for me as well as more shelving for the soap to cure.  He took a couple of shelving units from the barn that we weren't using, tore them down and re-built a unit to fit as many bars of soap as possible.  He's quite the handyman!  He is also very patient when I constantly put new scent blends under his nose for him to smell.  Being Vice President is a hard job I suppose.

The garden is still, knock-on-wood, going strong.  We will be putting up winter squash, green beans and peppers this week.  We also went to the local apple orchard and bought apples to can Apple Pie Filling and Applesauce.  We are still picking tomatoes so more Tomato Jam is also on the agenda.  We're also starting to plan next year's garden and the changes we want to make.  We'll try again next year to produce the majority of our own veggies and in order to be successful, we'll need to add a fence to keep the critters out.

Molting is starting to happen with the coop girls.  There are feathers everywhere!  We'll begin increasing their protein intake in the next couple of weeks to help get them through the molt a little easier.   We'll also be giving their coop a Fall cleaning - something they love to supervise.

We are only 2 "likes" away on our Facebook page from offering a giveaway!  It should be coming up this week.  Stay tuned.......

Hoping you had a wonderful weekend!!

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