Monday, November 2, 2015

The Soap Shop at Still Waters Farm - Holiday Sale!

 In the soap shop at Still Waters Farm, we are busy mixing up your favorite goat milk soaps for the holiday season. Our soap has all the gentle skin soothing properties of olive oil, the great lather and moisturizing qualities of coconut oil, the skin softening properties of goat milk, and great scent! We are accepting orders for soaps to be shipped December 7th. Bars are approximately 3 ounces and are sold for $3 per bar. The following fragrances are available:

Lavender – made with olive oil, coconut oil, fresh goat milk, lye, lavender flowers, and lavender fragrance

Oatmeal, Milk & Honey – made with olive oil, coconut oil, fresh goat milk, honey, lye, rolled oats, and fragrance (naturally a honey color)

Holiday Pine – olive oil, coconut oil, fresh goat milk, lye, and fragrance of vanilla and pine (naturally a light tan color)

Cherry Almond – olive oil, coconut oil, fresh goat milk, lye, a pinch of cinnamon, and fragrance (naturally a medium tan color)

Sugar – olive oil, coconut oil, fresh goat milk, lye, chamomile flowers, and fragrance (sweet floral fragrance with vanilla and musk – smells good enough to eat, but please don't!) (naturally a dark chocolate brown)

Spiced Cranberry Preserves – olive oil, coconut oil, fresh goat milk, lye, and fragrance (cranberries, apples, oranges, vanilla and spice) (naturally a warm brown color like homemade applesauce)

Honey and Beeswax Products
8 oz Raw Honey (in Bears) - $4
16 oz Raw Honey - $8
Hand poured Bayberry candles – 2 for $10
Hand dipped Beeswax candles – 2 for $5
3.5 oz Yellow Salves* – 1 for $8
*Salves are great for any skin that is chapped or chaffed. Made with sunflower oil infused with lavender and calendula flowers and Indiana beeswax.








Shipping Options
We ship in USPS flat rate boxes. Each soap scent will be wrapped separately. If you want each bar rustically gift wrapped and labeled, that can be done for a small fee. Gift wrapping $1 per 4 bars.

Small Flat Rate Soap Deal
4 soaps any scent or combination of scents ship in a small flat rate box for $18 total (soap, sales tax and shipping).

Small Flat Rate
$5.25 - if it fits, it ships. Up to 4 bars of soap, small orders of candles or salves.

Medium Flat Rate
$11.30 shipping – if it fits, it ships. Good for just about anything you may want to order.

How to Order

At this time we are taking orders by email. Please email swgoats@yahoo.com and indicate what you would like to order and if you would like to pay with check or credit card. We can take credit card payments through PayPal. After we receive your order, we will send you an invoice with instructions to direct payment. All orders will ship on December 7th!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

A Letter to Our Customers

A Letter to Our Customers:

For nearly a decade, Still Waters Farm LLC has been primarily in the business of breeding and selling dairy goats, predominantly Mini Nubian goats. Over the years we have seen the quality of our herd improve by leaps and bounds, and we have enjoyed working with new goat owners. However, we have not found the goat breeding business to be in our family's best interest. Over the past two years, we have been slowly selling down our herd. We have downsized considerably, not only in the number of goats we are keeping, but in the size of the goats themselves. We are finding the Nigerian Dwarf goat more appealing for a number of reasons – among them the smaller space required, ease of transport, and lower feed costs.

The focus of our breeding program has changed. We will now be freshening does in order to produce milk for our family and our budding goat milk soap business, and for our children's 4-H projects. We now have a herd dominated by junior does, several of which will not be bred this year. We will no longer be taking deposits in advance of kidding season or promoting ourselves as a breeding operation. We are keeping two Nigerian Dwarf bucks and one Mini Nubian buck. These bucks are standing stud as a service to the local goat keeping community. For more information about stud service contact Farmer Angie at swgoats@yahoo.com. We do not offer routine management services, such as disbudding, castration, clipping, hoof trimming, etc.

Instead of operating a goat breeding business, we will be expanding our goat milk soap sales. Currently we attend two reenactments a year, The Spirit of Vincennes in Vincennes, IN on Memorial Day weekend, and The Feast of the Hunter's Moon in West Lafayette, IN in October. At present these reenactments wipe out our inventory of goat milk soap each time. In the near future, we hope to build a larger inventory and open online sales. We are also selling beeswax and bayberry candles, beeswax ointments and raw honey. If you are interested in any of these products, you can contact Farmer Kevin at swhoney@yahoo.com.

Farmer Angie is also exploring the fiber industry. We have three Shetland Sheep with very nice fleeces. In the future we may have wool fiber products for sale. Thank you for your interest in our farm, and for your support as we find our true niche in the dairy goat and beekeeping industries!

Kevin and Angelia Mercer

Still Waters Farm LLC

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

GOATS FOR SALE!

We have a milking doe available for immediate possession - Eddy Place Black Beauty. Currently she's milking out a quart twice a day or a bit more. Has a history of easy kids with large litters. $300 SOLD!

I'm also selling 

Purebred Nubian buck Boilermaker ($400) SOLD! 

Pet Mini Nubian wether ($150) SOLD!

Bottle baby grade Nubian wether ($50) SOLD!

** Take the bottle baby with any of the others and he's free; take the pet wether with any of the others and he's half off!!