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Gullringstorp Goats & Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap Tour


Today, June 22, 2013 is Midsummer Day. Here in Sweden, it’s normally a day to relax after all the family and friends, time spent eating and drinking snaps. Every now and again there is a special activity planned for the day.

A customer of Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap, requested a soap-making tour. We have had people come often to visit the goats. No one has requested a real tour. I put together a very informative tour starting with our goats and goat care. I not only supplied items that we use daily or need to have on hand for our goats, but to add to the talk were photos of events that could not be shown on this day. Here are topics that were covered:

  • Goat nutrition
  • Medications, when needed
  • Winter considerations
  • Maternity
  • Milking
  • Goat “Meet & Greet” in the enclosure

After the first portion of the tour was completed, we went into the workshop( Leif’s) and had the Soap-Making presentation. There was much to discuss and no real need for photos because everything was right there to see and touch. Here are topics that were covered :

  • Safety Equipment
  • Natural Botanicals
  • Natural Colorants
  • Natural Essential Oils
  • Natural Butters and Oils
  • Utensils Used
  • Molds
  • Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap Products were on display for purchase
This was my Goat Presentation area and table

This was my Goat Presentation area and table

After the Goat Presentation , the guests went into the enclosure. There they were able to visit with the boys. Then they stood quietly in the shelter while the momies and babies came into the enclosure.

After the Goat Presentation , the guests went into the enclosure. There they were able to visit with the boys. Then they stood quietly in the shelter while the momies and babies came into the enclosure.

Because the guests stood at a comfortable distance, all our goats were very comfortable with them in t he enclosure

Because the guests stood at a comfortable distance, all our goats were very comfortable and acted as they do normally

Our guests took photos and were able to pat some of our new babies. I hope they enjoyed themselves.

Our guests took photos and were able to pat some of our new babies. I hope they enjoyed themselves.

Because of where our guests stood, they were able to see our goats run into the enclosure and leap and frolic as they always do. They were able to watch them eating and playing and falling back into their family units.

The Soap Making portion of the tour:

This is where we set up for the second half of the presentation, inside Leif's machine hall.

This is where we set up for the second half of the presentation, inside Leif’s machine hall.

Soap Making supplies were on display and discussed

Soap Making supplies were on display and discussed

Here you can see Li'l Sis Goat Milk Soap Products on display

Here you can see Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap Products on display

Soap Making tour over, guest start to view Li'l Sis Goat Milk Soap products

Soap Making tour over, guest start to view Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap products

Our guest were free to feel and smell our Li'l Sis Goat Milk Soap products

Our guest were free to feel and smell our Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap products

As some of the ladies make their chjoices, Leif was discussing firewood chopping and other farm chores

As some of the ladies make their choices, Leif was discussing firewood chopping and other farm chores with some of the men

Our tour was over and we wished our guest a wonderful rest of Midsommar Day and thanked them fior coming

Our tour was over and we wished our guests a continued wonderful  Midsommar Dag and thanked them for coming to Gullringstorp

We were so lucky that the weather held for us and our outdoor tour

We were so lucky that the weather held for us and our outdoor tour. We had clouds, cool temperatures but NO rain !!

I would like to thank my husband for his support, all his help in organizing and moving things for me.

This was our first fully organized tour here at Gullringstorp and hope it will not be the last.

7 responses

  1. grazie per la condivisione un saluto da Pisa-Italia

    July 5, 2013 at 22:47

    • Hej from Sweden !
      Grazie! Siete i benvenuti in qualsiasi momento! ( I hope this says: Thank you! You are welcome back anytime!)

      July 6, 2013 at 12:19

  2. Oh I so wish I was close enough to come it looked like so much fun. Glad you had a good turn out. If you wanted more tours I bei the school kids in your area would love to learn about making soap and raising goats

    July 9, 2013 at 01:08

    • Hej from Sweden !
      Not so sure if I responded to your comments. i was in London with my daughter from July 9-22. She had surgery and I needed to be there. She is recovered and I am home.
      I wish you were closer also!

      July 31, 2013 at 14:09

  3. Looks pretty interesting. I’m happy for you.

    August 15, 2013 at 04:33

    • Hej shianwrites!

      Thanks ! Everyone including the goats had a fine time.

      August 17, 2013 at 15:54

  4. Grüße! Congratulations! Job well done.

    September 2, 2013 at 21:45

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