Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Free Sheep's Milk Soap Giveaway

Here's giveaway #3:

As I mentioned in my earlier post, I've launched a project with Kickstarter.com to raise funds to get the equipment and supplies necessary to start making all of my luscious sheep's milk soap right here on the farm instead of hiring an outside crafter to make it for me. 

 
The Kickstarter projects work on an all-or-nothing funding scale.  Which means I have to meet my $500 funding goal by November 15th, or none of the funding goes through.

If you help fund this project, there are lots of great rewards, including selections of our soaps and even a 2-day sheep farm adventure where you and a friend can join us here on the farm for two days during lambing season in April.


To encourage people to help me spread the word about this project, I'm also offering a giveaway:

If the Kickstarter project meets its funding goal by the November 15th deadline, I will give away a free bar of our luscious handmade sheep's milk soap to FIVE different people. 

To enter, all you have to do is comment on this blog post.

But remember, the giveaway only happens if If the Kickstarter project meets its funding goal.  Help us reach our goal by forwarding this page to your friends and family, Tweeting about this giveaway, posting a link to this page on your own blog or Facebook wall, etc.


One entry per person for each giveaway, but you can enter all three of our current giveaways if you like:


Free Icelandic Fleece Giveaway
Free Handspun Wool Scarf Giveaway
Free Sheep's Milk Soap Giveaway (this page)

43 comments:

sleepypinesaz said...

It would be fun to try this soap. Maybe it would inspire me to try and make sheep milk soap from my own ewes!

Beth S. said...

I hope to be able to support your project. I'll have to see how the budget looks at the end of the month.
Good luck and I hope you reach your goal.

sheeplady said...

I gotta try your soap! Then I'll have another project, milk my sheep and make more soap! HeeHee!

Heavenly Springs Farm (Heather Perkins) said...

This is wonderful. I hope you reach your goal. Making soap is fun. I make goat milk soap, but have never try sheep milk soap.

Branwenn said...

Nancy--I hope you make MORE than your goal. I've passed this on to my FB friends and my Tweets and I will keep doing so! YOU GO beautiful lady!!

BaileyGirl5 said...

Good luck making your goal! I love it when I see your blog pop up in my reader window!!

mamipdx said...

thanks for the great giveaway. i will tweet this as well.
thanks!
shenais
divertida at fastmail dot fm

Kimi said...

I love anything sheep!! Have never tried sheep soap though.

Melissa Jones said...

I am a new soaper and would love to try your sheep milk soap. I'm going to look at your kickstarter project. Sounds interesting!

LoreenH said...

I posted the link to this on my Facebook wall. I also made a donation; can't wait to try the soap! Good luck!!

Rosie said...

My husband and I are just looking into sheep. How well do you like your Icelandics and how much milk do you normally get? Do you have to keep the lambs away the whole time?

Nancy Chase said...

Hi Rosie. I LOVE my Icelandics. They are so versatile, and provide such a variety of products for us.

I'm not trying to be a sheep dairy, so I don't milk them daily. I only milk them a couple of times, to stockpile enough milk to make my soap. On those days I keep the lambs away from the ewes overnight and milk the ewes in the morning. The rest of the time the lambs are with the ewes, getting all the milk.

I've been told by people who do use Icelandics specifically as dairy animals that 1 quart per milking is their average production.

Most of mine, who are not milked regularly and who are not on improved (legume rich) pastures give less than that.

ACKERMARI said...

The felted soap sounds wonderful! I've posted your link on my FB page for all to see. Good luck with your project!

Alina said...

I bet the soap is amazing. Good luck reaching your goal! I'll spread the word. :)

luvewe said...

I love handmade soap.

Rosie said...

Thank you ,Nancy! We ended up rescuing two Tunnis sheep and were hoping to milk them as well. I'm not expecting much but I wanted to get information from someone who actually milks sheep. I also weave and was wondering about getting sheep for wool. It looks like if you make fabulous items with your wool!! Do you use a drop spindle or a wheel? Do you ever dye your own fleece?

Nancy Chase said...

I use a Schacht double treadle wheel, which I love. I found drop spindles very slow and frustrating, but spinning with the wheel is soothing.

Lots of people do dye Icelandic fleeces, but I don't. I love working with all the natural colors from my flock, so I haven't ventured into dyeing yet.

Sandra said...

If more folks would try hand crafted soap, there wouldn't be any detergent soaps for sale in the stores. Good success on your soap and on your projects, from another Virginian.

Heather O. said...

mmm...Ingelside Icelandic Sheep Milk soap...mmmmm...."yummy" (no I'm not eating it) love love love!

The Cupp Family Farm said...

Lovely! I wish you the best!

Jersey Knoll Farm said...

Oooooh, I love homemade soap!

THE STRICKLEN FAMILY said...

Looks wonderful! Hope you reach your goal. I would love to win the soap!

Your blog is great!
Molly
in Florida

ladyrider said...

I would love to try your Sheep's Milk Soap! Thanks

Barb

Kristen said...

I would LOVE to try your soap! I think it would be just the thing for all the little, dirty children running around here! ( -:

Stace said...

What a great goal! I sincerely hope you reach it :)
Sheep's milk soap is awesome!

Anonymous said...

I've tried goat milk soap and it completely healed the 8 year remnants of a chemical burn, so I wonder if sheep milk soap would do the same!

Pandula Arts Creations said...

I love your enthusiasm and commend you for all of your hard work. Love your farm, especially the piglets.

Brooke said...

Your soap looks fantastic!

Heidi H said...

I have never tried sheeps milk soap, I would love to see if it is as nice as goats milk. Plus I really like your blog and all the cool things you do.

butterflycow said...

Sheepmilk soap..
How interesting. I plan to buy some for myself for my birthday.. my poor dear ewes are barren and so no possibility of lambs/milk here.
Good luck with all your ventures
Melanie

Teresa said...

I have an 11 year old granddaughter who is allergic to just about everything, maybe the Sheeps Milk Soap would do the trick......would love to try it out!!

Daneen Nichols said...

Nancy..
I Love what you are doing? You & I are about living the same life...It is wonderful...isn't it?
Good Luck on this!!

Susie said...

Would love to try your soap or maybe give it as a gift to my friend at church who has been raising sheep for many years

ss10001 said...

I'd LOVE to win that soap!!

Rebecca V said...

I do love handmade soaps. My skin started being sensitive a couple of years ago, and I have to be very careful about the dyes and perfumes in my soap. Probably for the best, as it gives me an excuse to buy the nice soap.

violetcheetah said...

Congrats on reaching your kickstarter goal. I'd love to try a bar of the sheep's-milk soap. I tend to have sensitive skin, so a new all-natural product sounds inviting.

Kyreekat said...

Your soap is so awesome, if I don't win I'm definitely going to want to buy some of the felted soap, it looks like just the thing for a good scrub!

Cyndi Howard said...

I would love a chance to use your sheep soap! I have sensitive skin and love home made soaps! I hope to one day learn to make soap myself. Anything made with sheep's milk has got to feel wonderful on the skin!

Anonymous said...

The felted soap looks wonderful. I am glad you met your goal.

Good Goats said...

Very nice! I'm entering the giveaway!

naturalartgarden said...

Congrats on reaching your goal! Looking forward to seeing more fabulous products from your farm. Hopefully you will be churning out great items soon!

William Mullin said...

Congratulations on funding your project! I look forward to seeing the finished product.

Angie Frazee said...

I'm not "handy" at making things so these soap balls would be a trest. I did buy some at a craft faire once and loved them.