This Week on the Farm This week on the farm, we are trying to keep water liquid. The animals don’t seem to like ice. We are thankful for tank heaters; the animals have been so happy that their water is warm on these cold days. Every morning, I check on everyone and check water levels. I am greeted with many helloes from the goats and scratch my requests.
You know how your pets act when you have been away for five minutes or longer. Goats and cows are the same way, and if they hear a plastic bag or something knowing you have treats for them, they get even louder. Clifford the Bull makes sure he is heard as well. He does not like being touched, but he gets back to eating and being happy when you say hello and good morning to him.
Bessie, our jersey is just as bad as the goats, if not worse. She acts like a giant baby and needs way more affection. Do not miss one of her scratching spots, or she won’t leave you alone. She needs at least five solid minutes of scratches. Last week I said I would talk about the benefits of Hemp seed oil. So, here are some significant facts about this magic oil. Hemp seed oil, not to be confused with hemp oil or CBD. Hemp seed oil is high in omega acids 3, 6, and 9, which help repair the skin barrier and form a seal over the skin to keep moisture trapped inside. In addition, it has been known to modulate skin oil production," which is huge for people with acne or overly oily skin. The hemp seed oil also contains vitamins A, C, and E, which are vital ingredients in skincare to combat environmental stressors (like living in North Dakota in the wintertime). These vitamins also have anti-aging properties, which contribute to a radiant-looking complexion.
With all of these fantastic benefits, I would be crazy not to use them for all of us. It cost about $70 for a gallon of Hemp Seed oil, so it is not a cheap oil to use, but I can’t imagine not using it. I thought I would have some soaps now without it because the military does not allow hemp seed oil to be used to make a few loaves without it for military families to be able to buy.
I am getting ready to start making bath bombs and bubble scoops again for people who do not know the difference. A bath bomb fizzes, and a bubble scoop is like a bubble bath. These also have goat milk in them. It is in powder form. Someday I will get a freeze dryer and dehydrate my milk, but at this time, we can’t afford one, but someday we will get one. I did get some great deals with black Friday on supplies and new gadgets that will help make my process faster, like a lotion filler. I have to tap each bottle with a funnel right now, and it takes me hours to get them all done. My new gadget will go much faster, so more time for making stuff or playing with the kids and animals.
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