Tuesday is the market day, at least for the Fat Ewe Farm. The main item sold is soap, handmade the old fashioned way with lard as the base. The scents are from essential oils and are blended to benefit the user in certain ways. For example, the Rosy Geranium soap is rose and geranium based, both oils extremely beneficial to balance the feminine side. For ladies of a certain age it is quite lovely, but even men can benefit from the harmony created by the synergy of rose and geranium. Because it is a hot process soap, the essential oils are stronger. Hot process soap is made by cooking the lye, water and oil mixture until it is ready to use. Then it is packed in molds but the essential oils are added just before molding. Some soap is finished in the oven to give it a store bought smooth appearance allowing the heat of the oven to cook the soap more gently. There are also soap bags to use up the little slivers of soap and bath brushes, nail brushes and pumice stones. Baby clothes, towels, felted woolen items and paper impregnated with a preservative that is organic and natural are also feature items. Flyers and postcards for the bed and breakfast are available to those interested.
Fluffy writes daily about the experiences on the farm and with the bed and breakfast patrons.