Time for a new giveaway, and this time it's something new: handmade sheep's milk soap balls!
As many of you may know, thanks to the success of my Kickstarter soap making project, I've been able to start making all of our luscious sheep's milk soap right here on the farm instead of hiring an outside person to do it for me. I'm currently in the process of building up inventory, which takes a while because after the soaps are made, they have to cure for a few weeks before they're ready to be sold.
I have a small amount of soap that is ready to go now (contact me directly if you'd like to buy some), and a much larger amount that will be ready in early February.
But meanwhile, I'm giving some away.
I make all of my soap in small batches, and pour it into molds that hold about 6 lbs. of soap at a time. Sometimes after filling the molds, I have a little bit of soap left over. That soap gets made into old-fashioned, hand-rolled soap balls.
They are decorative as well as practical, and are made with the exact same natural ingredients as my regular bar soap: olive oil, sheep's milk from my own flock of Icelandic sheep, water, lye, and essential oils. They are very mild to your skin, and they smell great.
I'm going to give away four sets of three soap balls. These giveaways will happen at four different "milestones":
1. I'll give away one set of soap balls when our next batch of piglets are born. That could take place any time in the next few days, so enter soon! If you click the link above, you can also enter our "Guess A Piglet" contest for a chance to name one of the piglets when they are born.
2. I'll give away another set of soap balls when the number of "Likers" for the farm's Facebook page reaches 1,100. As I type this, we need only 12 new likers, so this could happen almost immediately. Feel free to use the "Suggest to Friends" feature (right under the ram photo in the upper left corner of the page) to help speed things along!
3. Getting 12 new likers for our fan page is too easy a goal. Let's make you work for the next one! I'll give away another set of soap balls if you can push our number all the way up to 1,200. Recommend us to your friends, and don't forget to let them know that they can enter to win some soap balls too.
4. See that column on the right hand side of this blog page? The one with my photo and the blog archive and all that? Right below the blog archive is a listing of this blog's followers, with an easy button to click to become a follower. When the number of followers listed there reaches 100, I'll give away the last set of soap balls. If you're not a follower, please consider becoming one. And if you have friends who like to read about farming, nature, and hand crafting, encourage them to follow as well. That way, you'll all be first in line to get the news when I announce my NEXT giveaway! :-)
Okay, I've told you the "What" and the "When" of the giveaway. Now you need to know the "How," as in "How do I enter to win these marvelous soap balls?"
It's easy as can be: Just post a comment on this blog entry.
Make sure to include some way of contacting you if you win---If you comment anonymously, I may not be able to reach you to tell you you're a winner. Winners will be selected at random from among all the people to comment on this post. I'll contact winners by email to get their shipping address, and the winning names will be announced on this blog. One entry per person, please.
Now, go win yourself some soap! :-)