Soapmaker Gerald loves this passage from Wendell Berry’s book, The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays, saying this:
“If you’ve never read Wendell Berry, I highly recommend it. I believe he has something that appeals to just about everyone who stops to think about things, regardless of political, economic, or religious opinions. This is my favorite quote from him, and it sums up why I do my own projects when I can.”
We’ll be at Deep Roots selling soap on the 25th. Come by and say hello!
One of our primary goals at Lady Scrubbins is to support the local creative economy. We love making and selling our goat’s milk soap, but we leave the farming to the good folks at Once Upon a Meadow. Their goats produce milk for their new dairy, and if you are looking for their delicious cheeses, here’s where you should look.
An artist friend of mine, Jean Pudlo, drew this picture of Bleu, one of the goats in the herd. And below is a picture of the first gallon of milk we got from Bleu back in 2012, which was a milestone for us.
The creative economy is strong here in North Carolina, and we’re grateful for our relationships with Farmer Jess and the other entrepreneurs we’ve met along the way. (Go check out Delwoods BBQ!) We enjoy the cooperation, sharing, and goodwill that people are willing to extend as we all do our thing. This is a good time to be a small business owner in NC.
Lady Scrubbins is aiming to become a corporate sponsor of the Friends of the North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail. The MST is an ongoing project that will benefit people across our home state, and our goal is to become a Day-Hike sponsor by October 2015.
Our Green Thumb soap is for all outdoor enthusiasts! It’ll scrub off the dirtiest farm filth as well as the crud from a day of hiking or kayaking. You can find Green Thumb soap in most of our retail locations, or you can order it from us here.
Can you believe it has been three years since we filed our LLC paperwork? Time flies when you’re having fun! Our hearty thanks go to our customers, who make this celebration possible.
Go ahead, spend time outside in nature. With spring stirring, find ways to add nature to your life.
Here are some ideas:
- Look at the sky from wherever you are. Sneak out of the office occasionally and find a window if you don’t have one.
- Grow food. An herb plant can grow on a window sill, a potato plant can grow in a bale of straw … find an option that works for you.
- Pick out a favorite tree to adopt for the season. Visit it often and make it feel loved.
- Change the scope of your perception with a magnifying glass or binoculars.
- Plan a night adventure. Night hikes or canoe tours can be found or requested from your local parks and recreation department.
We’ve got just the thing to clean you up after a satisfying session outside. Whether you are clearing away debris or building up the soil for new plantings, Lady Scrubbins gardening soap can scrub you clean. We’ve added cornmeal, which offers scrubbing power, and we’ve blended oils of sweet basil, lemon, and eucalyptus to clean and freshen your skin. The end result is both healthy and sustainable for all of us.