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Fall on the Farm

Posted by saraschrader@live.com on November 4, 2020 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (18)

Hello to all of our Sara's Suds Followers.  Summer has slipped through the cracks of time and we are once again knee deep in pumpkins, cider, fall leaves and fresh autumn air. As I make my morning walk to the barn the frost crunches on the leaves and the goats call from the stalls to tell me that they are waiting for breakfast. I personally love this time of year but am sad at the same time. I know that winter will be showing up soon to cover the grass and trees with snow and make the white vapor of my breath every time we exhale.  So for now I enjoy the birds flocking to fly south, the smells of the leaves and grass, the occassional wild deer in my pasture field munching on the last little nibbles of grass and of course my horse Sassy Pants, waiting for her morning scratches. We have had a quiet summer with only a few September and October shows due to Covid and social distancing. We miss seeing our customers, developing friendships and having good conversations. We are open for orders that we are shipping as soon as we get them, and we are still meeting people locally with orders, so if you have a need, please don't hesitate to contact us.

We will everyone a "HAPPY FALL Y'ALL"  and look forward to seeing you all soon. Christmas is coming soon so contact us with all of your gift giving needs, office gifts, employee gifts.  We are happy to talk options with you.


Thank you,


Sara's Suds.

Taking time to smell the roses

Posted by saraschrader@live.com on July 23, 2020 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (2)

It is now mid-July and like everyone and everything else in the country, Sara's Suds has had an extended break in the rat race we call life. As show after show have been cancelled, we have been concentrating on barn repairs, teaching the new babies to behave, and as always milking out that wonderful liquid gold that ends up in almost all of the products we sell.   As frustrating as it is to know that a virus has caused so much stress and upheaval in everyones lives, we have also noticed a few other things that we are happy to see. 1.  More family time as people gather around their dinner tables and talk about their day.  2.  Children outside, riding bikes, playing in the woods, helping in the yard and basically just being kids.  3.  Families taking the time to spend together hiking, fishing, biking or just doing the yard work or playing in a backyard pool.  It is very reminiscent of how things used to be when I was a child  and life was so much slower paced.


Through all of this, Sara's Suds has been chugging along, making product, working on new recipes and packaging developement.  As always you can order from our website if you need your product shipped.  Local and don't want to pay shipping? Check the website, determine the products that you would like to purchase and then call us or email us and we can arrange for a pick up or delivery.


May you all have a blessed and safe remainder of your summer and hopefully soon we will be back to the lives that we all know, love and now appreciate so much more than we did before.

BABY BOOM

Posted by saraschrader@live.com on February 1, 2020 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (4)

Hello soap followers. As we here at Sara's Suds took a month off after the holidays to regroup and reorganize, our goats have been working on growing our new crop of babies. It is a little early for our kidding season this year, but due to an illness on my part, I wasn't as organized with my goat breedings as usual. So this year we have added the element of surprise to our already busy life.  Last Saturday, Jan 25, our Nubian doe Blue, decided to have a prolonged labor with a few complications that had us pulling the babies to save them. The babies are doing fine now and being bottle fed, and even though mom had a tough time of it she is starting to feel much better and is back on her feet and chowing down her meals. Whew!!  I can't say how happy I am about that one. She is my herd pet and my absolute favorite. Blue has the disposition of a 150 lb. puppy that will follow you to the ends of the earth and has been shown by many 4-H kids that are just learning about the art of goat showing.  Although I am not sure who will be next, I have a sus[icion that my fullblood French Alpine Pippa will be next to grace us with a few beautiful works of art of her own.  Life is fragile and we thank God every day for the blessings he has given to us and the opportunity to take care of and love these comical, fun, wonderful animals.  Stay tuned for our next update with hopefully more happy, healthy babies to tell you all about.

Holy Falling Leaves Batman

Posted by saraschrader@live.com on October 1, 2019 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

OCTOBER???  How can it be October already.  The season of everything pumpking and spice has now officially begun.  Summer has faded and the cool crisp nights have begun.  Are you headed to a football game?  Don't forget to use your Goat's Milk & Honey Lotion before leaving the house as it's a great way  to keep your cheeks from  chapping in the night breeze.  Showering in a bit hotter water now that the mornings are just a bit cooler?  Don't forget to use your Goat's Milk Soap to keep your skin soft and supple while others are already starting to scratch due to dry skin.  Men.........It's a good time of year to start using that beard oil for softening that dry brittle beard and getting rid of the dry skin that is flaking off under your beard.  We have so many products here at Sara's Suds to help make you so much more comfortable as the colder autumn and winter months move in on us. Check our Calendar to see where we will be so you can purchase yours today.  Not local?  Let me ship it to you. Packages currently are shipping in 1-2 days of receiving your orders.  


So breathe in those fall smells, take a walk in the crackling leaves and go ahead and play in a pile of them while you are at it. Sara's Suds has got you covered.

April is waning and summer is on it's way!

Posted by saraschrader@live.com on April 25, 2019 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (1)

Today as I walked to my barn to feed the goats I took a moment to enjoy the signs of spring around the property. Daffodils are waving their yellow heads in delight of the spring rain that is lightly falling on them. The air has the sweet spring rain smell that only April seems to have. Green is pushing out through the ground and out of the wild honeysuckle that abounds around the property. I see a few dandelions starting to push out some blossoms which is something I can't wait for. Yes folks. Dandelions. The same plant that most people call a weed I am eagerly anticipating. Why you may ask? Because this year I am planning on finally trying my hand at some natural salves and the first of those will be dandelion, hopefully to be followed up with plantain and jewel weed. God and nature gives us so many things that we can harvest for our own good and this year I intend to get a piece of that. So keep an eye out for some salves to hit the webpage soon. Now, off to feed the animals... after I take a moment to pick up the 4 beautiful kittens curled up in my barn. Yes, spring has indeed sprung.

Local Fair Time

Posted by saraschrader@live.com on August 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (4)

    This has been a busy week so far at Sara's Suds.  Not only do we make and sell our luxurious soap and lotion we also take care of the herd of goats who support our endeavor by supplying us with this wonderful wholesome milk.  Every year, the first week of September we load up a few of the girls and take them to our local fair.  This gives the community a chance to see our animals, learn more about our farm and goat business, and also city kids a chance to touch and have contact with animals they may not see otherwise.  So for this week, now, we are prepping the goats by trimming feet, clipping hair, having a vet check on them to assure that they are healthy and ready to go.  Also with this goes the packing of gear.  Feed pans need scrubbed along with water buckets, and goat blankets washed and ready in case it gets chilly after they are shaved.  Hay, feed, and bedding  need to be gathered to take and also clippers, feet trimmers, milking stand and many many more small items.  As you can see this is not a week of rest, but it is an outing that we support and look forward to every year. So Sara's Suds, along with LuLu, Pippa, Bunny and Blue ( these are the 4 girls going this year) would like to issue you an invitation to come to our fair.  It is the AMERICAN LEGION COUNTY FAIR (formally Cambria County Fair) starting on Sept. 3-9, 2017, located in Ebensburg PA.  You can get more information at cambriacofair.com.  We will be showing our goats on Tues starting at 9:00 am in the pig arena so feel free to come and watch all of the fun. Just a reminder:  If you are in need of soap and will be attending the fair let us know and we can make sure we take your order with us to pick up there. 


HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY LABOR DAY!

Summer is fading fast!

Posted by saraschrader@live.com on August 21, 2017 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

 

In our neck of the woods in Western Pennsylvania the residents seem to be pushing to squeeze in that last little bit of summer that is soon to be over. The goat and horse barn is full of hay and all of our little spring babies have grown up to be small adults. The leaves are slowly starting to show their golden and russet hues already reminding us that the season of apple pies, pumpkin patches and fall harvest festivals are fast approaching. We at Sara’s Suds are busy making all of your favorite fall scents. Apple Spice, Apple Pie, Pumpkin, Pumpkin Spice, Rustic Woods, Fig and Cranberry. So many scents and so little time to enjoy the wonderful smells of autumn. We will be enjoying the fall outdoor shows, meeting new people and talking about our products. Keep watching our listing of scents so you know when your favorite comes available. Always remember that you can find us at the shows, order online or call us if you are local and we will find a way to accommodate you. We wish you and your families Happy End of Summer Days filled with sunshine and outdoor activities.

 

 

Happy 4th of July!

Posted by saraschrader@live.com on July 2, 2017 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (1)

Summer is in full swing and Sara's Suds has been busy, busy, busy. We have added many new scents to our page and have some exciting new surprises coming in the near future. We will be attending a new event added to our calendar on July 16th. This will be at The Greater Johnstown Saddle Club in the Windber/Salix area. If you are looking for a way to spend an awesome family day, come out and enjoy the horse show (9-?), craft /vendor show (9-5), and delicious chicken barbecue (starts at 11.00). Wonderful food is being served in the kitchen all day as well starting at 7:30 am. We will be debuting our new leather soap for those who like the smell of saddles and motorcycle jackets. This event will take place at 316 Saddle Club Rd, Windber PA 15963 and is free to attend. 

Here at Sara's Suds, we wish you all a very Happy 4th of July and hope you all enjoy this beautiful holiday weekend!



12 Days of Deals

Posted by saraschrader@live.com on December 13, 2016 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Today starts our 12 Days of Deals! We are so excited to bring you this event! Make sure to check our facebook or website each day for a different deal. Each deal will run from 8:00am to 8:00pm EST each day from 12/13/16 - 12/24/16. Valid on phone and website orders. While supplies last.



Don't be fooled!

Posted by saraschrader@live.com on April 23, 2016 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

How can you tell if the soap someone is selling is the real deal?


1. Feel it!

Handmade soap will feel silky, and hard, while melt and pour soap will feel soft, sticky, and may make your hands sore or itchy.

2. Ask about the ingredients!

If they can't tell you the ingredients or start reading off a long list, BEWARE!

3. Ask how it was made!

If they can't give you a straight answer or a basic explanation, RUN!


At almost every show we do, there is a booth selling melt & pour glycerin soap. Now, while this should not a big deal, it does become a problem when sellers claim it to be "all natural". No soap is 100% natural; however handmade soap is between 85-98 percent natural depending on what additives are used. Unfortunately, melt & pour glycerin soap has very few, if any natural ingredients, as most melt & pour bases are imported and contain some of the same harmful chemicals found in commercial detergents. Please learn how to protect yourself when buying soap by asking the three simple questions listed above.


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