homemade chicken noodle soup
more snow

Coop Girls


Honeybee soap
We have had a slight increase in high temp's for the weekend which was a welcome change.  If it hadn't snowed all day yesterday, we would have almost felt like we were catching a break.  No chance though.  The sun was nice and bright today but it was still quite chilly.

I've been sick all week.  Thanks to my husband who oh-so-kindly shared his germs.  It's been a week of homemade chicken noodle soup, tea, my Breathe Easy balm, apple cider vinegar {to cut down the mucous} and fire cider.  Have you ever heard of fire cider?  It's great for sinus issues although packs a powerful punch.  I'll share the recipe this week.

The Coop Girls are highly disappointed with winter.  They go on and on about how unfair the temp's are.  They go out most days, as long as the temp's are on the positive side, but usually not for long.  They aren't fans of snow or cold so you can see this doesn't make for happy girls.

I spent a good portion of yesterday prepping for a show at the Saratoga Winery today.  I had quite a few soaps ready so I was wrapping up a storm.  I'll be updating Etsy with them this week.  We, again, had an unbelievable response to our products and I'm so very grateful.  Speaking of our products, I'll be posting a giveaway tomorrow.  Stay tuned!!

We had yet another issue with the furnace this weekend.  Not that there is ever a good time for an issue, but, unfortunately J had to go under the house during the snowy day yesterday to look at the pipes.  Sure enough we had a pipe burst that goes to the boiler.  Thankfully he's very {VERY} handy and he had it replaced and everything back up and running within an hour.  What a guy!

While I was wrapping soap on Saturday I suddenly had a vision of exactly what I want our business to be.  Isn't that strange how sometimes things just come to you?  I was so excited to finally have a clear vision to work toward.  Quite a successful day.

Hoping you had a wonderful weekend!


Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies said...

Looking forward to Fire Cider. It sounds warming!

daisy g said...

Awww, I hope you are feeling stronger today. I really need to try that apple cider vinegar. I didn't realize it could help with sinuses. Maybe it's just what I need to be able to breathe and smell better.

Glad that you have a clearer picture for your business. That is so encouraging and makes it easier to put all the pieces in place.
Hope your day is a bit sunnier today.

born imaginative. said...

I hope you feel better!

And while I'm glad you have a vision of what you want your business to be, you now have me curious! :)

Sue Frelick said...

YES! Blogger says I can comment today!!! :-D

When I read about the burst pipes I actually groaned out loud. That's a pretty handy cabana boy you have there. ;-)

So happy that your soap business vision has made itself known. That's one more step toward your $40,000 goal. Yippee!

Anonymous said...

First, feel better soon. Fire Cider has my attention. The honey bee soap is beautiful!!! I feel so happy for you finding your vision. I'm sure you will accomplish it. Also a belated congratulations on your Artful blogging spread. Warm hugs sent your way.
Happy in my heart for you.

September Violets said...

I love cider, and when I visit my brother in BC, I happily order a nice cider (pear or apple) with my meal ... so good! I'm curious about fire cider now. Your honey bee soup looks so interesting with the little holes. Let's celebrate this little break in the cold weather shall we? Our temps rose a bit today too. Here's hoping you feel back to normal soon. Wendy x

luckybunny said...

Your pictures are wonderful, as always. The honeybee soap looks AMAZING! So glad you had such a successful day, you deserve all of it, your hard work is paying off and no doubt there is more to come :)

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Thanks all! yes, feeling much better. :)

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Oh no! I'm sorry you caught the sickness. Although your soup looks like the perfect remedy and I'm very interested to hear more about the fire cider. Never heard of it before!

So glad that you had a wonderful response to your products at the winery. So great!

J must be pretty handy to fix a burst pipe in one hour! I wouldn't know the first step in fixing something like that. Good thing because you don't want to be without heat or water when it's this cold!