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Help us build our “Farmer Barn”

We’re building a Farmer Barn -aka- a warm, energy efficient little cabin! The project is already underway, but we need a financial boost to complete the build – so we’d like to offer YOU a unique offering from our farm! Every little bit of support will help us out and this is a great way to support us AND get a useful, awesome gift every month!

Why we are fundraising right now:

For the past 4 years we’ve focused 100% on our farm; keeping all of our animals healthy and happy as well as building infrastructure. Finally we’ve decided it is time to build ourselves a  little studio home/Farmer’s Barn so that we can actually stay warm in the winter and live more energy efficiently. It’s felt like we’ve been living in one of the coldest houses in Wisconsin for the past 4 years!

Our “Farmer’s Barn” is a very modest 20 by 32 cabin, which Andrew is building with the help of his folks. We’ve always been bootstrappers, but this project is taking a lot of upfront payments to get to the next level. So far we have built a road with 80 tons of gravel delivered, had a cement truck come to pour the concrete piers upon which our cabin will sit, and then began building from the bottom up. We have only just begun, and every day brings us one small step forward in building and one more chunk of change out of the wallet! P1110043

How can you support us while getting something super unique  in return?

By snapping up a subscription to our “Year of Goatmilk Soap”! Treat yourself, or give it as a thoughtful and fantastic year long gift!

P1110039We will send you two bars of our luscious Goatmilk Soap EACH and EVERY month for a WHOLE YEAR, with your contribution of $100! This includes shipping to US addresses, International Residents will be charged $155 for subscription, shipping, and processing fees.

Khaiti makes this soap by hand, using the milk our goat MayMay gives us. The secret recipe is one she worked on for years… it’s super long lasting, extremely gentle on your skin (goatmilk has the same pH as our skin), AND it lathers richly without leaving any cruddy residue. Our soap is made from goat milk, coconut oil, olive oil and lye. Some varieties have essential oils added for scent, and organic materials for color or texture (like oatmeal, spices, coffee.)

The Year of Goatmilk Soap will begin in December 2014 (perfect timing for the Holidays!) and run until November 2015. Unlike a Kickstarter project, even if we don’t reach our total goal you will receive your Year of Goatmilk Soap! Our Fundraising Goal is to reach at least 100 paid subscribers! You can see our fundraising graphic on the side there which will keep you updated on our progress – you can always click on it to go to sign up for our Year of Goatmilk Soap!

If you are gifting a fantastic Year of Goatmilk Soap, please email us the “ship-to” address(es.) Thanks!   farmers (at) ltdfarm.com


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Every little bit is really going to help us get this done, and we really look forward to being warm this winter!

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!

If you are so inclined you can donate any amount to our cause!




frosty frost

After quite a brown & dry beginning to winter, the region has been blanketed with snow. In the mornings, we’ve had relatively warm air currents leading to some spectacular hoar frosts. Don’t you just love it? Our animals are all doing fantastic in this new season- rabbits come with their own fur coat, and we are raising our youngsters outdoors so they can grow healthy and sound with lots of hay and room to romp about in the sun and fresh air. We’ll be offering fresh rabbit throughout the winter, email us to reserve yours. Rabbit is an incredibly nutrient dense meat, very healthy and lean- delicious marinated and grilled, or stewed with herbed dumplings on top.

Rabbit is the new local grass fed meat!The ducks are insulated with not only a down jacket, but also a plump layer of fat. Our lady layers are blessing us with eggs MUCH later in the season than ever before….which can only mean they are very content and happy with their new duck barn, deep bedding, hay for snacking, constant fresh water and days spent sitting outside in the sun. We absolutely love our ducks! Look for the Holiday Special going on now until Christmas at several of the Twin City Co-ops. We did have a couple of episodes with a hawk scoping out our ducks, which is very scary for them and for us. The safety of our ladies is extremely important to us! And so- we got the ducks some guardians, a pair of French Toulouse Geese. They are drop dead gorgeous, very calm and are doing a great job patrolling the duck pasture and keeping an eye on the sky.Still scratching your head over gift ideas? Please know we have set up a PayPal account in order to sell our handmade goatmilk soaps online, and shipped directly to your door! These soaps are the most moisturizing EVER, being made up of 50% goatmilk! There are 8 “flavors” to choose from, let us know if you have any questions about ordering. We can customize your mix of flavors and wrap up gift bundles with festive ribbon so they are ready to go. Our soap is sold by the pound, as the bar sizes vary (they have a rustic look from being handcut.)  Thanks so much for your support!

piglets, soap class, spring thoughts

Goatmilk Soap Making Class is this June 5th @ 1:30pm. Please let us know if you’d like to come out for this fun event and a full farm tour afterwards. Learn all the tricks we use to make a long lasting, gentle on the skin batch of soap, which will make you 30 bars of soap for gifts and your own soap needs. Class is $20, and you get a bar of soap to take home with you too!

learn how to make pretty soaps like this!

lil’ schmagoos

 

We picked up our last installment of 4 piglets for 2011. These cuties are half Hampshire, 1/4 berkshire 1/4 Black poland china. A good mix, and really pretty babies. They are about 35 lbs, and immediately started rooting and eating grass. The 4 yorkshire piglets we’d gotten last month, who are not bred to browse, root or anything normal for a good pig have been learning the ropes here on our farm, and are now happily rooting and eating grass like maniacs. We have the two groups side by side, and when the new babies came the 4 yorkshires were so excited to see them.

Last week was the pig harvesting of the two big girls: Penny and Squeak. It went very smoothly, but it is always hard to say goodbye. These pigs lived such gleeful, joyous lives with us on LTD Farm. They helped us get new vegetable garden patches tilled up, and wild bramble patches under control, and they got to fufill their natural instincts while doing this, which made them SUCH happy pigs. That’s what our mission is- raising small numbers of animals in a way where they get the best life possible. We can’t make a difference beyond our own sphere of influence and our abilities. This applies to everything in life you care about. DO the best YOU can do to change the things you don’t like!

the beginnings of head cheese post pig harvesting This is headcheese. You pick meat off the slowly simmered and seasoned pig's head. I know, gross sounding, but this is a way to show ultimate respect for a life that is taken- USE IT ALL!

our baby broiler chickens---growing by leaps and bounds for the Chicken Shares! Thanks to everyone who signed up early, these birds will live such a good life with us until harvesting day.

the fantastic turkeys, foraging maniacs who we adore!

We’re going to be doing some Duck Egg demos in June at Seward Co-op and both Mississippi Market locations. See our events calendar for the dates and times. Come have a snack and say hi!