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I was invited to introduce and sell my Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap at Animals Day at our local freed and grain farm. This was our first time to display our soaps in this kind of venue. There were all kinds of preparations to be made. I needed a folding table, and some kind of trim, containers to hold the different soaps, put together my information sheets in both Swedish and English and several other need-to-have goods. It was a day of triumphs and lessons and future opportunities. I met wonderful new customers who were not only brave enough to show their curiosity about my new product, but to embrace it. Goat Milk Soap is very new in Sweden so I am not only selling soap but an entirely new concept. A lot has to do with my persona and my husband’s. It is appreciated when I attempt to hold our conversation in my broken Swedish and my husband’s help was priceless today. Most everyone who learned that not only was this new product goat Milk Soap , but that we actually had a herd of GOATS! Everyone wanted directions to our farm to be able to come and visit the goats.We have recently had new roads built-in our area, so I am as lost as a baby when it comes to directing people to our farm. We did our very best at an event that was not a craft fair nor was it a goods fair, it was an animal day for families to enjoy animal events:

  • Mini pig races
  • Bunny races
  • Donkey rides
  • Dog agility events
  • Horse drawn wagon rides
  • Pony rides
  • Viewing the farm’s many sheep in the barn
  • The highlight of the day was the annual Spring release of sheep into the pasture

It was a wonderful and fun day for everyone:

Li'l Sis Goat Milk Soap stand

Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap stand

This was how i had intended to display my soaps, but in the end , i was unable to use the woodewn blocks due to space issues

This was how I had intended to display my soaps, but in the end , I was unable to use the wooden blocks due to space issues. We will need a larger table for future events

A curious guest

A curious guest

On a  visit to the bunnies, i met this cutie on a leash!

On a visit to the bunnies, I met this cutie on a leash!

Meet Mini!

Meet Mini!

What a sweet little bunny

What a sweet little bunny

Bunny display

Bunny display

Tiny bunnies

Tiny bunnies

Mini piggies

Mini piggies

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Too cute...

Too cute…

These sheep were in a petting pen for small children to pat

These sheep were in a petting pen for small children to pat

The sheep in the pen got lots of visitors

The sheep in the pen got lots of visitors

 

There were dogs everywhere of all sizes

There were dogs everywhere of all sizes

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Our breeder Waffotis Kennels where we bought our dear Max was there and was so happy to see Max again

Our breeder Waffotis Kennels where we bought our dear Max was there and was so happy to see Max again

Max and his daddy at the event

Max and his daddy at the event

Doggie agility events

Doggie agility events

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beautiful horse in the adjacent field

Beautiful horse in the adjacent field

Look at this beauty

Look at this beauty

That beauty had a job at the event...to pull a wagon full of people

That beauty had a job at the event…to pull a wagon full of people

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Ponies for the pony rides

Ponies for the pony rides

The pony is all ready for little riders

The pony is all ready for little riders

 

the kids enjoyed donkey rides also

The kids enjoyed donkey rides also

I heard sounds from the barn and just had to take a peek... Sheep. lots of sheep

I heard sounds from the barn and just had to take a peek… Sheep. lots of sheep

OMG what cute faces !!!

OMG what cute faces !!!

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No countryside event would be complete without a big red tractor

No countryside event would be complete without a big red tractor

Then the big event of the day, the Spring Release of the sheep :

this is Helena the owner at StällMagasinet in the blöack work pants preparing the fencing for the sheep

This is Helena the owner at StällMagasinet in the black work pants preparing the fencing for the sheep

The crowd line the fencing in anticipation of the release

The crowd line the fencing in anticipation of the release

And here they come !

And here they come !

They may not look it but i am sure they are so happy to be released into the semi-sunshine and grass

They may not look it but i am sure they are so happy to be released into the semi-sunshine and grass

They must be smiling, inside...

They must be smiling, inside…

This face stands out in a crowd......

This face stands out in a crowd……

Sheep in the Spring green grass

Sheep in the Spring green grass

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It was a lovely day full of new acquaintances, lessons learned and such cute animals. And we had NO rain! Thank you Helene and Stallmagasinet from Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap,  for such a wonderful day!

2 responses

  1. Looks like you had a great day. I would have loved to be there. The weather here was wonderful until today we have had hail and they are calling for snow tonight so much for summer. I wanted to tell you that my husband has found another job so all the animals will remain on our farm yeah! We are also building a new goat pen that will allow them to run from their new paddock right into their stall when ever they want to. I will be taking pictures of the process later this week. to use in a blog for next week. Take care I hope you have a great week

    May 12, 2013 at 20:45

    • Hej from Sweden!
      So very good to hear from you, it’s been awhile. Glad to hear that you are fine and things are going well for you. We have been so busy here at Gullringstorp with several new babies being born. A lot of work but so much fun. Today took a lot of forethought and preparation and it was a great day.

      I am so jealous about having your goats able to go and come as they want. The farm where we bought our first couple if Pygmy goats from had that system. I wish we could configure something like that here at Gullringstorp. Your goats will really enjoy that! Lucky goats and lucky you.
      I’m glad things are working out for you.
      Good to hear from you!

      May 12, 2013 at 21:25

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